I would be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to our July date from the minute that I bought the tickets. As soon as I heard on the radio that Kenny Chesney was coming to the Rose Bowl, I KNEW we had to go. BUT, problem is, I was pretty sure the tickets were going to be insanely expensive. But I wanted to try anyway. So when I heard a special code on the radio to text to a number to receive early access to the ticket sales, I knew I had to try because I knew the cheaper tickets would sell out quickly. So I texted away. I received the code and was told what day and time the pre-sale started. And I set my alarm. (No joke.) I hopped on the internet at precisely 10am on the December morning and I was able to snag $25 tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert! WOOHOO! I knew they would be ridiculously far away from the stage, but I didn't care, because they were affordable and I knew I could hear the music anywhere and that there would be big TV screens. And I was right.
Nanny came over bright and early Saturday morning around 11am and Mason was so excited to see her. She barely stepped one foot in the door and Mason wanted to take her outside so they headed off to Chick Fil-A to grab some lunch and then come back. They arrived back around noon and then Seth and I were off to LA to grab some lunch and then head over to the Rose Bowl for the concert. One selfie later and we were off!
It took us a little longer than expected to get to LA due to an accident on the freeway right by our house so it was lucky we left early. We stopped for lunch and found out that there was a bus that would take us to the Rose Bowl for just $5 per person (which we jumped at because parking at the Rose Bowl was supposed to be $40!!!! Highway robbery). A short 10 minute ride and we were there!
I immediately started to feel old as all these teenagers and young twenty-somethings were walking around wearing barely anything and downing beers like it was their job. Me, I was more interested in grabbing a water (since it was hotter than heck in the sun), walking around, and then sitting in the shade and putting on sunscreen (#old).
They had red "solo cup trash cans" set up like beer pong, which I actually thought was pretty creative and cool.
After a little while of hanging out, we made our way inside and found our seats. THANKFULLY they were somewhat in the shade because it was SO HOT in the sun. I thought I was going to melt. Our seats were actually two rows from the top but we decided to sit at the top because it was more shaded and thankfully nobody ever came and we got to stay there.
Clearly we don't get out much. Another couple selfies and then the concert started. Cole Swindell and Brantley Gilbert opened...
...and then Jason Aldean came out to play for about an hour or so. I wasn't too sure about him at first but I didn't realize I knew and liked so many of his songs and actually ended up really enjoying his performance.
And then it was time for Kenny. Who was AMAZING, of course.
He even came in riding on a swing. See him there at the end of the arrow?
We ended up leaving a little early because I wasn't feeling well. I think it might have been a combination of the people smoking whatever they were smoking next to us and the food I ate at lunch, but even though we had to leave early, I really enjoyed our date and the concert.
BUT, I think I might have come to the realization that we might be too old for concerts. Of course there were older people there who were enjoying themselves, but the whole group of teenagers/early twenty year olds who were next to us kind of ruined it for us. They were drinking, drinking, drinking the whole time. And I swear they looked like they were only 17 or 18 and not even old enough to drink. Then they started smoking and blowing it right over at us. Then one of the girls started crying because her boyfriend was doing this that or the other thing. And then the super drunk guy of the group fell down the bleachers. All in all, not my cup of tea anymore. And I know how old I sound, but still. I just wanted to enjoy myself, listen to music, and have a nice night. Kind of the like the people right in front of us who I could (eavesdrop) and see that the guy was texting his mom (who I assumed was watching his kid and I was right) and the wife was showing him a video that the mother-in-law had sent of their son watching Mickey Mouse. Yep, those are my kind of people!
But, though there were definitely some downs, I'm definitely glad we went and had a great date night with Seth!
You can find our June date here
You can find our May date here
You can find our April date here
You can find our January date here
Introduction to "A Year of Dates" here