Hello pals! How are you?? I hope you’re having a beautiful morning thus far. I’m again right here in Tucson with a still-froggy voice from 3 hours of screaming on the Taylor Swift live performance. I’d love to listen to what you’ve been as much as! I figured for right now’s weblog submit, I’d throw it again to the weblog days of yore and share a recap from the weekend. It was full of enjoyable adventures and whereas I would like a weekend to get better from the weekend, it was an excellent one.
We left for the Taylor Swift live performance Friday afternoon and after a number of delays and loopy visitors, we made it! We missed Gayle, however bought to listen to Paramore sing a few of the songs we’ve beloved through the years. (“Distress Enterprise” and “Ain’t It Enjoyable” had been SO GOOD.) I’m at all times to see how artists sound in individual, and Hayley Williams sounded even higher dwell. She crushed it and had tremendous excessive vitality.
Earlier than we knew it, it was time for the principle occasion, and it was mind-blowing to listen to the echo of virtually 70k folks screaming and cheering.
I’m not even the hugest Taylor Fan – I like a variety of her songs and assume she’s tremendous proficient, however not in my private high 10 – however the live performance was AMAZING. Liv is a hardcore Swiftie and knew all the songs. P danced and clapped, and fell asleep across the 2-hour mark. The Pilot was a superb sport and I believe he loved it, too.
I had no clue what to anticipate with this live performance however was blown away by what number of songs she carried out (44?!), the costumes, the dancers, the particular results/units/lighting, and the way nice she sounded.
Additionally, I’ve this bizarre factor the place I really feel extraordinarily happy with folks I don’t know after they carry out. I get choked up on the finish of each Broadway present and live performance as a result of I recognize the hassle and coaching to create a manufacturing. I felt the identical method with this one and undoubtedly felt a bit of teary when she carried out “Tim McGraw.” Like LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME. So proud for a complete stranger haha.
Certainly one of my favourite issues in regards to the live performance was the LED bracelets we obtained after we checked in. They modified colours for every track and matched the beats of the music. Additionally, completely different parts of the viewers could be illuminated at completely different occasions. I’ve by no means seen this impact dwell earlier than and it was wiiiiiild.
We had been initially planning to remain the evening in Phoenix, however in the long run, I’m glad we didn’t as a result of the closest lodges with availability had been over 45 minuets away (and like 5x the fee they normally are as a result of it was Taylor Swift weekend). The Pilot drove us house whereas the women and I snoozed, we had been again by 3am, after which Liv and I had been up brilliant and early for her dance gown rehearsal. WHEW.
She practiced her dances, after which we drove as much as Mount Lemmon for a bit of buddy sleepover occasion within the snow! We stayed at a cute cabin with beautiful views,
and after we checked in and bought settled, we took the crew sledding. We didn’t know if there could be snow on Mt. Lemmon as a result of it’s been so heat in Tucson these days, however there was nonetheless fairly a bit and the proper quantity for sledding.
The youngsters lived their greatest lives, and we stayed out till everybody was chilly and muddy.
(Sure, Mustache March is right here)
We headed again to the cabin so the youngsters may defrost and chill, and we bought dinner collectively. My buddy Diana and I tag-teamed it and every little thing was superb!
We had cheesy enchiladas (I made a few trays and froze them earlier than the journey), the most effective scalloped potatoes, steak tacos, salad, margaritas, chips, and salsa. For dessert, they introduced one of many famous Costo chocolate peanut butter pies – it lives as much as the hype!! – and the youngsters roasted s’mores.
An enormous deal with: whereas the youngsters had been taking part in downstairs after dinner, the adults drank wine and loved a film. We watched Glass Onion (undoubtedly test it out should you haven’t seen it), and it’s been a really, very very long time since I’ve watched a complete film whereas the youngsters had been nonetheless awake.
The subsequent morning, we had avocado toast, eggs, and bacon earlier than packing up, making a cease on the Cookie Cabin,
and the short journey again to Tucson. Once we bought into city, we drove straight to a birthday pool occasion.
Oh Tucson. The place you may see snow and play within the pool in the identical day. 😉
We’re again house and again within the swing of life, though there’s a variety of journey arising. It’s a season the place we’ll be residing out of a variety of suitcases, however dance competitors season is my favourite season.
What did you do that weekend? Any pals on the market who noticed Taylor Swift or are going to her live performance? I looooved seeing all the superb live performance outfits! A lot fringe and sequins; it was fabulous.