Wednesday, April 27, 2011

“You were there and it was good in the beginning.”

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to see Pete Yorn again in concert. He has been my favorite artist for 10 years now and one of my favorite musicians to see live.

He played at the Grenada Theater in Dallas which is the first place I saw him live way back in 2002.

At the time I was a teenager living in Tulsa. I had a huge crush on a boy in Norman (as Goins can attest to my constantly bringing him up).I don’t think I have ever been so excited as when this boy called me and invited me to go to Dallas with him to see him to see a Pete Yorn show. Although I was very excited I was also very nervous since we would be staying with his sister Shelley and her fiancé Jason. His sister and her fiancé were 24, lived in a big city, had real grown up jobs, and dressed way better than my friends and me ( all this pretty much still stands true ).

Despite the intimidation they were so nice to me ( this also never changed ) and I had a great time.That’s kind of how it all started…

Nine years later Shelley and Jason are married with two kids. Kenny and I are married with one.

We’re all a little older and a little calmer but we still had a great time.

The four of us were joined by Michael and Lindsay(Jason's sister) and I had a great time catching up with them over dinner.

Lindsay may have even found a new mustached love ;)

At the venue we had the best seats in the place and easy access to the bar…you know which is very important.

The show was fantastic! Ben Kweller opened and was great. I haven’t listened to much of his music over the last couple of years and forgot how talented he is.

Pete as always put on a great show. It was great to see him perform in that venue and reminisce about the good times I had there in the past as well as all the changes the years have brought.

Best part of the show; Pete and Ben performing Rock Crowd. That is my favorite song off Pete’s new album and it was fun to see the two guys perform the song together.

Side note for those of you who don’t know. The blog title is a lyric from Yorn’s song Crystal Village. Kenny and I had our first dance as a married couple to this song and it’s one of my favorites. I highly recommend checking this and all of his music out if you haven’t done so.

Thanks to the Hicks for showing us a great time yet again!


Cassie said...

How cute is that!
Glad you had fun.

Suzanne said...

This is really sweet. I'll have to check that guy out. I remember you talking about him years ago.

Shelley said...

AW Kel! I can't beleive I didn't know that story, I remember that first concert like it was yesterday..I heart Pete. And thank you for the kind words, although, whatever you have way better clothing taste than me! I hope we have many more Pete concerts to come. Love ya!

The Stones said...

Thanks girls!
Shelley I can't believe you didn't know that either! That was pretty much our first date.
And you totally dress way better.
There will be many more Pete shows. We will take our kids some day lol!

Anonymous said...

I remember this! You took a couple days off work and came back in love ;)