Friday, April 25, 2008

That's Why I Love This Town

Last night, I went to a rock concert. Not just any rock concert... a rock concert of a band that first became famous when I was like 5.

Through a random series of events, I was invited to go with one of the guys from work and his wife and another guy that had bought the tickets to go hear... BON JOVI.

I know. Random. I wouldn't call myself a fan but I know some Bon Jovi stuff and like it. I thought it sounded like fun. Believe me - it was.

The WHOLE drive downtown everyone in the car was making fun of me. It was your typical "when were you born? .... oh my gosh, that's the year I graduated high school!!" kind of thing since everyone else in the car were people in their 30's and 40's. After much harassment on if I even knew much about Bon Jovi, I think I managed to impress when I knew OVER half of the songs they played.

Nashville is definitely an awesome place to live. They shared that they wrote the song "That's Why I Love This Town" when they were visiting in Nashville once. (Aw, how sweet.) The crowd of around 20,000 people went crazy when they showed clips of popular sights and universities from Nashville and throughout Tennessee. I have to say... Nashville offers a lot to everyone, but music is definitely one of our fort├ęs. I honestly need to make more of an effort to get out and enjoy more of it more often.

We had a blast. My ears were ringing when we left. I didn't get to bed til like midnight (on a work night!). This morning when the alarm went off I briefly wondered if I'm getting too old to go to a rock concert in the middle of the week... but then I remembered how much fun it was and decided I'll never be too old for such fun.

I'm heading to bed... the big Country Music 1/2 Marathon starts bright and early (well, possibly rainy and stormy and early) at 7am. Tonight I attended the pasta dinner at Mercy Ministries and found out my boss and I raised over $2000! We were excited. That money will go a long way in changing the lives of young women.

One more random note before bedtime... I paused to take a picture with one of the staff gals that I do a lot with when I volunteer down there. Right before we posed, she turned to me and said, "Do I have anything in my teeth?" and flashed them for me to check. I did the same. Then we smiled and took the picture. It was crazy... Stephanie and I used to do regular teeth checks back in our high school days, and in a flash of a second I suddenly felt like I was 15 and with my best friend all over again. I'm sure this may sound kind of silly, but I think most gals probably know what I'm talking about here. It's only with people that you feel comfortable with that you can ask for an impromptu teeth check... not to mention, you have to be able to trust that they'll tell you if something is actually there instead of just trying to be polite.

Race story and pics to come soon! Some friends are in town to run, so we've made plans for a fun night out in the city... after a Saturday afternoon nap, of course! I'll certainly be rockin' out all weekend, so I guess a Bon Jovi concert was the perfect way to get the ball rolling.


tiedtogetherwithasmile said...

I heart Bon Jovi! Good luck in your race!!

Rachel said...

How did the run go? I have some friends that ran this year. I want to run it next year. It sounds like such a good time.