Monday, April 13, 2009

If you can't see me happy well just look the other way

The perfect way to spend an Easter Sunday:

1) Have the kids spend the night and dye eggs the night before.
2) Wake up and do the whole Easter basket thing followed by an egg hunt in the back yard.
3) Eat a lot of candy!
4) Make a good lunch (at least by my standards) of ham and cheesy potatoes.
5) Hang out with the kids at their pool (even if the water is too cold and you end up getting a slight sunburn).
6) Go home and take a short nap.
7) Go to a concert.

I went with a girl who is way out of my league, but as they say, it's better to aim high and miss than aim low and hit, right?

The show was amazing! I'd never seen them play live, but I'm really glad I went as I was still waffling about it a week prior to the show.

At one point, the lead singer asked whether there was anyone in the crowd who'd never heard of them but just stumbled in from the casino to see what was going on, or if there was anyone who was hearing them for the very first time. The girl I was with fell into the category of those hearing them for the first time, so she raised her hand. The lead singer looked directly at her and said, "Well, we're glad you came." A few songs later, he jumped down off the stage and started to walk into the audience while he was singing. I leaned over and said, "Looks like he wants to come out and say hi to you." She laughed, but then as he continued singing the song, he walked straight to her, shook her hand, stopped singing and said, "Welcome to Travis" then continued on with the song.

All I'm saying is, you know the girl you brought to the show is hot when the lead singer of the band makes it a point to introduce himself.

I told her, "You could soooo get backstage if you wanted to."

She said she wouldn't go without me. I really believe that she could've, but I'm glad she didn't.

After the show, she thanked me about ten times for inviting her, and asked me to put together a mix CD of my favorite songs of theirs. Instead, I'm going to put a CD together with all the songs I can remember them playing at the concert since that includes a lot of my favorites anyway. However, I'm not sure I can give her a mix CD without asking if that means we're "going steady" if she accepts it.

Oh yeah, I tried to take a picture with my camera phone so I could make everybody jealous, but this is how crappy it turned out (I added the circle - obviously, he doesn't have a red aura).

12 comments: said...

You're a good date Mr. Minnow!

Native Minnow said...

I think I left out the part about her telling me she was very pleasantly surprised by the music because she didn't really know what to expect.

I told her that she shouldn't have been surprised. After all, I have the best taste in music out of anybody I know. said...

And she believed you?

Native Minnow said...

Of course she did ;-)

kmwthay said...

It looks like you had pretty good seats. How exciting for your date. You better join a band soon. You may have some talented competition!

Sister Jensen said...

Were the cheesy potatoes funeral potatoes???

Native Minnow said...

We were pretty close to center stage.

They were funeral potatoes. Mmmmmm.

Manuel said...

travis? oh my.....and i mean that in the negative

Romany Angel said...

Don't undersell yourself Minnow, you're pretty cute yourself you know.

Your date must have been so chuffed when the lead singer singled her out. That's one of those once in a lifetime moments and you were with her when it happened. You are SO in with a chance.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Did your date find any easter eggs in the easter egg hunt?

CHEF TROLL said...

Uhmm yeah, I'm pretty sure they would have let her backstage without you. Unless they're really really ghey.

AnoMALIE said...

I'm happy to read about your great Easter :]

I still remember reading about that sad Easter of yours a couple of years back, and how bummed out that entry made me :[
BUT, it's rad to know things have changed for you, mister! :D