Hi pals! How are you?? I hope you’re having a beautiful morning up to now. 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 immediately’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 well from the weekend, it was a terrific one.
We left for the Taylor Swift live performance Friday afternoon and after a number of delays and loopy site visitors, we made it! We missed Gayle, however received to listen to Paramore sing a number of the songs we’ve cherished through the years. (“Misery Business” and “Ain’t It Fun” had been SO GOOD.) I’m all the time to see how artists sound in individual, and Hayley Williams sounded even higher stay. She crushed it and had tremendous excessive vitality.
Before 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 the entire songs. P danced and clapped, and fell asleep across the 2-hour mark. The Pilot was a very good sport and I feel 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.
Also, I’ve this bizarre factor the place I really feel extraordinarily pleased 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 respect the trouble and coaching to create a manufacturing. I felt the identical approach with this one and positively felt just a little teary when she carried out “Tim McGraw.” Like LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME. So proud for a complete stranger haha.
One of my favourite issues concerning the live performance was the LED bracelets we obtained once we checked in. They modified colours for every track and matched the beats of the music. Also, completely different parts of the viewers can be illuminated at completely different occasions. I’ve by no means seen this impact stay earlier than and it was wiiiiiild.
We had been initially planning to remain the evening in Phoenix, however ultimately, I’m glad we didn’t as a result of the closest resorts with availability had been over 45 minuets away (and like 5x the associated fee they normally are as a result of it was Taylor Swift weekend). The Pilot drove us residence whereas the women and I snoozed, we had been again by 3am, after which Liv and I had been up vivid and early for her dance costume rehearsal. WHEW.
She practiced her dances, after which we drove as much as Mount Lemmon for just a little buddy sleepover get together within the snow! We stayed at a cute cabin with beautiful views,
and after we checked in and received settled, we took the crew sledding. We didn’t know if there can be snow on Mt. Lemmon as a result of it’s been so heat in Tucson recently, however there was nonetheless fairly a bit and the proper quantity for sledding.
The children lived their greatest lives, and we stayed out till everybody was chilly and muddy.
(Yes, Mustache March is right here)
We headed again to the cabin so the children might defrost and chill, and we received dinner collectively. My buddy Diana and I tag-teamed it and every little thing was superb!
We had tacky enchiladas (I made a few trays and froze them earlier than the journey), the perfect scalloped potatoes, steak tacos, salad, margaritas, chips, and salsa. For dessert, they introduced one of many well-known Costo chocolate peanut butter pies – it lives as much as the hype!! – and the children roasted s’mores.
An enormous deal with: whereas the children had been taking part in downstairs after dinner, the adults drank wine and loved a film. We watched Glass Onion (positively test it out for those who haven’t seen it), and it’s been a really, very very long time since I’ve watched a whole film whereas the children 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 fast journey again to Tucson. When we received into city, we drove straight to a birthday pool get together.
Oh Tucson. Where you possibly can see snow and play within the pool in the identical day. 😉
We’re again residence and again within the swing of life, despite the fact that there’s a variety of journey arising. It’s a season the place we’ll be dwelling 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 the entire superb live performance outfits! So a lot fringe and sequins; it was fabulous.