Friday, October 29, 2010

The time our morals got the best of us... aka the Maroon 5 concert.

I am actually going to do two posts of this concert, because I just have TOO MUCH to write. Seriously. So today it's going to be about the concert itself, and then tomorrow's post will be about the assholes around us. Trust me- they warrant their own post.

So my absence yesterday was because one of my most fun and favorite friends, Krysten, and I went to see Maroon 5 - One Republic - and Ry Cummings in concert. We always have such a great time together and she totally embraces my crazy. I think I've only embarrassed her a few times. :) But she's awesome and I'm SUPER excited for our blog get together in November. ANYWAYS.

So here's me...leaving for the show.
 It's become our tradition to meet up in Roseville and eat at Flame (you remember the place with the cool bathroom, right?) Their fries are so fabulous but this time we branched out. I ordered pickles:
 a chicken quesadilla...
 an obviously a side of fries.
 We had fabulous conversation about boys and pretty much hashed out our plan to kidnap Maroon 5 and we were in cahoots with our server. But we couldn't leave until we had the much talked about cheesecake that Ang INSISTED we try. And because she really did insist we eat it (a gun may or may not have been involved) Krysten and I were forced to give up any diets way may or may not have been on and ordered the cheesecake.
 Thankfully...Ang was right. This is the best fucking cheesecake I have ever had. I think Ang's contribution to the blog get together potluck is to bring us all cheesecake. I'm just sayin. (Good luck trying to top that, Ang!)

Anyways- so we head over to the Target Center (Simple Dude- what the fuck is with prepay parking? We almost got fucked over on that! Cash or check only??!! What the fuck is going on with this?!) and we basically got our Maroon 5 groupie shirts and friendship bracelets.
 OK- so they are really supporting the ONE campaign but I think we should decorate them and pretend they are best-friends-forever bracelets. And here's us- CLEARLY the cutest girls in the place.
 So the first set was Ry Cummings who hails from Australia and from far away he looked cute. He could have sucked a lot but we decided because of the adorable accent we would have been fine with that. It's like, just shut up and talk, ya know? But he has a good voice and we both liked him.
 Then after them One Republic came out. I don't care what anyone says- I think One Republic are amazing. They've been called the American Coldplay and they kind of are. The lyrics, how they put instruments together, the all just kind of works. They played a lot of my favorite songs. But the seriously amazing highlight of the night was their mash up Stand by Me, with the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army with Justin Timberlake Sexy Back. I'm not even kidding. Watch it HERE. It's not the full thing, but you get a taste of it AND an idea of how they interact with the crowd. They seriously were fun and you could tell they'd be fun as hell to party with. Ryan Tedder was pretty much everywhere on the stage, into the audience, had fun with the entire set- he was just great. The entire band had fabulous stage presence and I would see them again, definitely. Never mind the fact I god damn LOVE Stand by Me (and if you don't know the original you should be ashamed of yourself and go here to get up to speed with a fucking classic). Here is a full version of their mashup.

 Maroon 5 comes on, which I almost freaking missed trying to get some damn water. I had to not get the water because it was taking the bartenders easily 3 minutes to mix one drink or pull out bottle of beer. Like shit- I can't bartend but I just bed I could do it faster. Dang. So I run back in, dying of dehydration, and they were so good.

One thing of note- I would like to add a "disco ball" to my Christmas gift list. They had a god damn disco ball and it was so fun.
 They put on a fabulous show, and while I was a Maroon 5 concert virgin, Krysten had seen them a few times before so she raved about them and she was right. They are so freaking talented and his voice live is amazing. I loved how they really included all of their hits, plus some of their favorites from all three cd's.
They also did an Al Green cover of Let's Stay Together. Krysten and I were pretty much horrified that her husband had no idea who Al Green was. Seriously. Go HERE if you don't know the damn original. God. How could you not know that song? Pretty much only a few people in there knew the song but Krysten and I were belting it out and it was a fun moment.

I was a little bummed they didn't play Get Back Into My Life or Just A Feeling. Those are my two favorites off the new album, but overall it was really good. I had such a good time.

And I know our plan was to kidnap Adam and the boys. But you see- we both brought big purses. And it made finding the roofies in the our giant purses... really hard. And then we get lost in the skywalks and such, but this time we found a better door to get in/out of the parking ramp, but we were on the 6th level and yay. Basically we felt guilty because Adam and the boys looked really tired. And we lost our roofies. Next time, for sure though.

And seriously? The drive home? You would have though I had a roofie myself I was so damn tired. Granted, I slept like crap the night before and went straight down after work, but still. I barely made it to Hinckley and had to walk around the parking lot of Tobies with some scary truck driver just to wake up. And I ended up eating a sandwich at Hardees which was as gross as it is every other time I eat there, but at least my super gigantic bladder busting Coke helped. Until I hit Cloquet and then it was like a serious problem staying awake. I pulled into my house right around 2am and went to bed in my clothes. I couldn't even change I was that tired.

I woke up this morning still wearing a shoe and being strangled by my necklace. I also have a raging headache, an upset stomach, and have thrown up once. You'd seriously think I had been drinking or something. Oh! And my ass and inner thighs?? Hurt. A lot. So I'm not really sure- maybe I actually took the roofies. Dang.


Danielle said...

Thanks for the pics of the food, I'm not officially starving!!! The cheesecake looked delicious, glad it lived up to the expectations! Even more glad that you freakin made it home alive last night!!! Can't wait to hear all about the weirdos! hahah!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo glad you had fun. Me? Not so much of a Maroon 5 fan (let the flogging begin), but I can appreciate a good song when I hear one, and they were on Howard last week and they performed "Let's Stay Together" and it was the fucking bomb!!

So props for that.

And look at me all up on the blog ball today......ain't you proud lover?


Jon Hanson said...

I dont know if I like your concert reviews or your central-northern Minnesota roadtrip updates better. I am probably one of the few blog readers you have that knows what the fuck Cloquet is.

Yeah the ramps suck. sometimes you pre-pay and they dont take credit cards. Other times you post-pay. There is no rhyme or reason. But in the end.. you always pay. I have a monthly pass for Ramp B since i work nearby so I can park there for all events free.. which is nice!


Annah said...

Thanks a lot. Now I want quesadillas and pickles and fries and cheesecakes. And a beer.


I guess I'll just have to settle for listening to Maroon 5. Meh, so not fair.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That's the problem with roofies... you forget so much.

Ang said...

HAHAHAHHAAHHA - i will NOT be bringing cheesecake, but nice try!! I'm glad you liked it - I like hearing when I am right :)

I can't wait to read the next post!

Kevin Michael said...


I've met those guys (They're from Calabasas, over here in LA) they're pretty cool guys. Not hugely into their music, but it's pretty decent. Glad you had a great time though. That's what a concert is all about. =)

____j said...

Is that cheesecake better than the cheesecake at the cheesecake factory? Because that stuff is hard to beat.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Okay A) I like the pic you took of us way better than mine. I'm stealing it.

B) Your food pics are better than mine and I'm jealous.

C) I am now going through concert withdrawal as well as Adam Levine withdrawal. Is that man sexy or what? One word: Yum.

D) Dustin still doesn't know who Al Green is. We're fixing that situation tomorrow.

E) I'm just really enjoying this ABC thing I have going on.

F) That's all. See you in 2 weeks!!!

Just Plain Tired said...

Just the simple fact that you went to bed fully dressed and woke up feeling shitty is proof of the good time had the night before, and stuff. ;)

Panduh said...

Looks like you had an awesome time at the concert and the food at Flame looks pretty delicious!

Luckily you made it home in one piece despite being so tired. I know how it is trying to function, much less drive when your brain is running on empty. Not too fun. But it is quite amusing that you woke up with one shoe on. haha.

Oh, My Darling said...

Aw, so fun! Looks like a great concert!

Chunky Knubby Navel said...

I randomly found your blog and scrolled through this post to see a bunch of food. I'm gonna go eat and then come back and read this. Brb.