Monday, November 24, 2008

Iron and Wine

So yesterday afternoon I get a text from a friend asking me if I wanted a free ticket to Iron and Wine. I made sure that I would actually get to sit with the friend and it wasn't some random single. I would, so I was in. He calls me about 30 minutes later to let me know that his boss wants to meet us and his co-worker for drinks and apps at the Palm. Meh. I had never been there before. Maybe it would be different if I had a gotten an entree. Calamari, lobster nachos, and asparagus rolled in steak oh my! We head over to the Ryman for the show. How could I pass up a show at the Ryman??? I LOVR the Ryman. We get our tickets and they are literally in my favorite spot. Pretty much the same spot I have sat for Swell Season, Smashing Pumpkins, and a whole slew of other shows. The opener was Blitzen Trapper- An Oregon band who I probably need to give another listen to. My friend's co-worker comes back to our seats and hands us backstage passes. Really? What have I done to deserve all this good fortune. So normally things like passes aren't too terribly exciting because it can be super awkward back there. But this was the Ryman and I was just the slightest bit curious to see it. It was cool, kind of small. I had a beer. Met Samuel Bean. The band manager was from WV and we bonded over Jesco White. A little bit later we all headed to a bar where we met more people and drank more beer. So with all that said I got home at 2 AM and the gym was not in my future. But I am ok, with skipping this morning ;)

1 comment:

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Again with the cool life? Well, that's not as cool as my laundry and dishes!