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Three of my favorite things in this world are cameos, covers, and Tom Petty.  Kenny Chesney hit that trifecta this past weekend, leading me to avow that that was the best concert I have ever been to.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because the chenseypirateawesomeness really started 24 hours before the show.  Biggie and I went to the Cubs game on Friday afternoon and I mentioned beforehand how awesome it would be if Chesney was the “guest coductor” for the 7th inning stretch.  Turns out… he was!  Check.  Then, the guy sitting next to me who is convinced my name is Elsie (pretty much everyone out there thinks that’s my name…sweet) told us that Chesney’s tour bus was parked in Wrigleyville.  Biggie and I decided to make it our mission to find what bar Chesney was partying at after the game.

His bus was parked outside the Wild Hare.  A quick sweep of that bar, and no Chesney.  So despite out morals, we ventured into Sluggers, Cubby Bear, and Murphy’s.  No Chesney.  But I did take a picture of me with his tour bus and I opened the door to it but unfortunately Biggie stopped me from walking onto it.  Which is probably for the better, because I certainly didn’t want to spend Saturday night in the clink. 

It was spent instead, at Soldier Field!  There were a whole bunch of bands playing before him so we just tailgated in the parking lot until a little before Chesney went on.  The crowd provided some excellent people watching– it was definitely a diverse group, lots of young people.  Suburban. 

So we eventually made our way into the show.  From the moment Chesney chesneytook the stage (via a little chair lift thing that hovered above the crowd), he rocked all night.  He played all the jams, and it was super high energy and exciting.  Plus, from the seats we had, we were able to see Navy Pier’s weekly firework show during Chesney’s set. 

So, as to the cameo– Ryan Dempster came on during “Back Where I Come From.”  Legendary.  You could tell there were a lot of Sox fans in the stadium…  I think their inferiority complex was taken to a new level at that moment.

The covers– Chesney left before the encore for maybe 2 seconds.  He came back and played the Eagles “Take it Easy,” SMB’s “The Joker” (did not smell any pot the whole time during this show… go figure…) Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”!!!  Marley’s “Three Little Birds”  and Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good.”  I should note that a lot of the fans had no idea what these songs were, which was pretty weak. 

But all in all, it was an awesome show, an awesome Chesney filled weekend.  If you want to have as awesome time as I did, step one would be to start listening to some Chesney.  May I suggest: “When the Sun Goes Down” “Beer in Mexico” “I Go Back” “Young” “Back Where I Come From.” Just pick up “Kenny Chesney LIVE!” and you’ll have everything you need to be awesome on that CD.  Next up is Summerfest and I can’t wait to see him again.  If I were you I’d get your tickets ASAP.

(You’re welcome Nibbles).

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05.19.2009

T-Shirts I Hate


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Coincidentally, I also hate the people that wear these T-Shirts:

ithaca2“Ithaca is Gorges”:  You try living in Ithaca, NY for 5 months and you’ll see what I mean.  In that span of 5 months, I probably saw no less than 70,000 people wearing these bright green tees.  Ugh.

Any shirt that references some sort of the female anatomy– i.e. “Vagitarian” “I’m not a Gynecologist But I’ll take a Look” “Save a tree eat a beaver” “Free Mammograms”:  These are not funny and dude, do you seriously think any self respecting chick will even bother to talk to you while donning this shirt?  The sad thing is, I have seen such shirts on boys (should be men) over the age of 14.  I actually had it out with the Free Mammogram guy.  That was an intelligent conversation.  You do not want to go up against the trifecta of me, Nibbles, and Biggie.  Avoid this by not wearing utterly stupid and offensive t-shirts.

jewEveryone Ones Loves a (insert religion/haircolor/nationality here) Girl:  No, actually everyone doesn’t.  I for one, don’t. 

 

Any graphic/ironic shirt– i.e. it is a high school sports team shirt, PBR shirt or one that says “Porn Star”:  We get it, you’re a hipster and you’re too cool for school.  I would tell you to walk away but your jeans are probably too tight for you to be able to move.  I’ll do the walking away, thanks.

Things I Live For:  The smell of lighter fluid burning (not in the pyromaniac way, but in the ooooooo someone’s getting ready to grill way), Friday the 13ths

Quote of the Day: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao-Tsu

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