MIMM: Concerts Galore

I have had quite the marvelous few weeks instead of writing lengthy posts about each one, I figured I would give you the highlight reel for this Marvelous Monday link up. Thanks for hosting, Katie!

Last weekend, Nick and I were able to go to the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake show at Fenway Park. I won tickets through a radio twitter concert, which was pretty amazing. We were in the second section back and had a sick view.

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our view before the show started

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part of our view during the show. They had a massive set up and huge screens

I loved the show, it was more amazing than I would’ve even imagined, but my hugest issue was the fact that the tickets said the show started at 7, but they had some really annoying dj playing for almost 90 minutes and the show didn’t start until 8:30. My favorite songs of the night were Holy Grail and 99 Problems, Justin playing the part of the cop was amazing.

The following week was crazy, the B man and I headed to Maine with my dad, his wife, her kids, my sister and her boyfriend. Nick was crazy busy at work so unfortunately he couldn’t come. I don’t really have any photos, because we barely had cell or internet so I just ended up leaving my phone in the room the whole time. It was so nice to unplug and relax for a bit.

Friday we had tickets for the John Mayer concert in CT. Front Row.

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view before the show

John Mayer is hands down my favorite artist. I have seen him almost every single tour, and met him almost 10 years ago. I love seeing him live and this show was absolutely amazing. Philip Philips opened up for him and he was also outstanding. I loved him on American Idol, but you could tell that he felt he was in his element on that stage, singing his music.

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Then of course John Mayer. You could tell his voice is still not the same, but you could clearly tell all he wanted to do was sing on stage and he was enjoying every minute.

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His set list for the CT show was awesome. He sang 83 for the first time and hearing the crowd sing along was so moving. This song from his first popular album, it felt like ages since I have heard it live, and everyone in the audience singing together was wonderful.

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He also sang 4 songs from his new album, due out on Tuesday, and my favorite was “Waiting on the Day” and his encore song was a long version of Gravity, then John and the band left. It is definitely one of the best shows I have seen of his and I am glad I got to share it with Nick.

Then today I was looking online and Nick and I are on the webpage for the Hartford Set List show.

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How was your week? What was the best concert you have ever been to?

Playlist Thursday: Hip Hop, Won’t Stop

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Hip Hop. I LOVE Hip Hop. Just ask my husband, this girl can throw down. It’s awesomely embarrassing (to him), just plain awesome to me.

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
Title: Mo Money Mo Problems
Side Note: Best hip hop video ever. Those awesome yellow jump suits. Favorite.
Quotable: B.I.G., P-O, P-P-A. No info, for the, DEA. Federal agents mad cause I’m flagrant. Tap my cell, and the phone in the basement. My team supreme, stay clean. Triple beam lyrical dream, I be that. Cat you see at all events bent. Gats in holsters girls on shoulders. Playboy, I told ya, bein mice to me. Bruise too much, I lose, too much. Step on stage the girls boo too much.

SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: Ryan Lewis and Macklemore
Title: Thrift Shop
Side Note: I didn’t like this song at first, in fact I preferred their slower stuff. But it is definitely grown on me, and its pretty funny.
Quotable: They be like “Oh that Gucci, that’s hella tight”
I’m like “Yo, that’s fifty dollars for a t-shirt”. Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition. Fifty dollars for a t-shirt, that’s just some ignorant bitch shit. I call that getting swindled and pimped, shit. I call that getting tricked by business. That shirt’s hella dope. And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t. Peep game, come take a look through my telescope. Trying to get girls from a brand? Then you hella won’t.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: Jay-Z
Title: 99 Problems
Side Note: I love and listen to a TON of Jay Z, but this song holds a special place in my heart, and I can pretty much rap it on demand.
Quotable: I tried to ignore him and talk to the Lord. Pray for him, cause some fools just love to perform. You know the type loud as a motor bike. But wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight.