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Whiggin' Out

Brandon loves coming up with titles for my posts – I will admit that he is much more creative than me and usually spits one out in about two seconds. I just go with it so I don’t have to think about it any more.  😉

Last night we saw The Whigs, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon and it was AWESOME. We met up with Sarah, her fiance Ryan and some of their friends for a little tailgating before the show.

My very sweet husband packed our cooler and included dinner for me.

Peanut butter and jelly + grapes. He’s a keeper. Sarah and I got a kick out of the dinner Brandon packed for himself.

Rotisserie chicken – yep, no sides. Just chicken. Guess he’s got to get that lean protein in?

The concert started with The Whigs. I’ve been talking about them on the blog this week but they were in school at the University of Georgia with us and everyone’s favorite band to see. After college they worked really hard to get their name out there –  produced a record in the basement of a fraternity house, toured tons and slept on couches all over the country. It worked for them because now they just released their second album and have been touring with some big bands – like Kings of Leon!

They only played a 30 minute set but they were rocking and played lots of our old favorites!

Next up – The Black Keys. My friend Ashley loves this band and I’ve been listening to them the last few weeks in preparation for the concert and I see why she’s a fan.

They sounded great live and had a solid 45 minute set. I’m happy that I’ve been listening to the new album because it’s nice to know some of the songs! I will most definitely be listening to these guys much more in the future.

Kings of Leon was the headliner and completely exceeded my expectations. Don’t get me wrong, I love this band and knew that they’d be great live but they were incredible. So much energy and they sounded even better live than on their album. Sadly, there aren’t that many bands you can say that about.

They played a great mix of old and new and even played a couple a songs from their new album that’s being released in October. And ladies – let’s get real – they are pretty good looking guys. 😉

Loved this show and definitely can’t wait to see all of these bands again – hopefully soon! It was a perfect Friday night!

Do you enjoy concerts? Who are some of your all-time favorite bands to see live?

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  • Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge September 11, 2010, 3:40 pm

    I love going to concerts! In my teenybopper days (and even this past June) I always loved going to see the Backstreet Boys. I admit, they were entertaining!

    A few of my favorite shows were Matchbox 20 with Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Joel & Elton John, and at one point in my life, Disturbed.

  • Danielle September 11, 2010, 5:25 pm

    I love Kings of Leon!

  • Arlene September 11, 2010, 10:37 pm

    I love going to Whigs concert especially when they are headlining!

  • Jen September 12, 2010, 6:24 am

    LOVE Kings of Leon!


  • Alex September 12, 2010, 11:54 am

    Just saw Kings of Leon at Outside Lands. Such fun going to concerts. I have few under my belt but I really enjoy live music.

  • Becca September 12, 2010, 12:52 pm

    My two favorite bands to see live are Smashing Pumpkins (yes, even with the new lineup) and Interpol. I have seen both bands twice in the past 3 years, and they were hands-down the best shows I have been to. I would encourage anyone to see SP, and those who like post-punk-ish alternative music to see Interpol! Love your blog, Jen! Keep it coming!

  • Ashley September 13, 2010, 12:11 pm

    So happy to hear you loved the Keys and glad to know KOL is still rocking it. I have been interweb-stalking Caleb and Nathan Followill for years now. 🙂 The Black Keys are hands down my most favorite/memorable performances. I would also love to see Phish live again. LOVE this post!

    • Jen September 14, 2010, 12:10 pm

      Ashley – you are totally the one who inspired me to even check out The Black Keys. Thank you! 🙂

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