Hello associates! How are you?? I hope you’re having a stunning morning thus far. 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 as we speak’s weblog publish, 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 want a weekend to get better from the weekend, it was a fantastic 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 obtained to listen to Paramore sing a few of the songs we’ve beloved through the years. (“Distress Enterprise” and “Ain’t It Enjoyable” have been SO GOOD.) I’m at all times to see how artists sound in particular person, and Hayley Williams sounded even higher dwell. She crushed it and had tremendous excessive vitality.
Earlier than we knew it, it was time for the primary occasion, and it was mind-blowing to listen to the echo of virtually 70k individuals screaming and cheering.
I’m not even the hugest Taylor Fan – I like quite a lot of her songs and assume she’s tremendous gifted, however not in my private high 10 – however the live performance was AMAZING. Liv is a hardcore Swiftie and knew all the songs. P danced and clapped, and fell asleep across the 2-hour mark. The Pilot was an excellent sport and I believe 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.
Additionally, I’ve this bizarre factor the place I really feel extraordinarily happy with individuals 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 admire the trouble and coaching to create a manufacturing. I felt the identical method with this one and undoubtedly felt a little bit teary when she carried out “Tim McGraw.” Like LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME. So proud for a complete stranger haha.
Considered one of my favourite issues concerning the live performance was the LED bracelets we acquired after we checked in. They modified colours for every music and matched the beats of the music. Additionally, totally different parts of the viewers could be illuminated at totally different occasions. I’ve by no means seen this impact dwell earlier than and it was wiiiiiild.
We have been initially planning to remain the evening in Phoenix, however ultimately, I’m glad we didn’t as a result of the closest accommodations with availability have been over 45 minuets away (and like 5x the fee they normally are as a result of it was Taylor Swift weekend). The Pilot drove us residence whereas the ladies and I snoozed, we have been again by 3am, after which Liv and I have been up vibrant and early for her dance costume rehearsal. WHEW.
She practiced her dances, after which we drove as much as Mount Lemmon for a little bit buddy sleepover celebration within the snow! We stayed at a cute cabin with beautiful views,
and after we checked in and obtained settled, we took the crew sledding. We didn’t know if there could 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 right quantity for sledding.
The children lived their finest lives, and we stayed out till everybody was chilly and muddy.
(Sure, Mustache March is right here)
We headed again to the cabin so the youngsters might defrost and chill, and we obtained dinner collectively. My buddy Diana and I tag-teamed it and every little thing was wonderful!
We had cheesy 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 famous Costo chocolate peanut butter pies – it lives as much as the hype!! – and the youngsters roasted s’mores.
An enormous deal with: whereas the youngsters have been enjoying downstairs after dinner, the adults drank wine and loved a film. We watched Glass Onion (undoubtedly test it out when you haven’t seen it), and it’s been a really, very very long time since I’ve watched a whole film whereas the youngsters have been nonetheless awake.
The following 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. Once we obtained into city, we drove straight to a birthday pool celebration.
Oh Tucson. The place you’ll be able to see snow and play within the pool in the identical day. 😉
We’re again residence and again within the swing of life, although there’s quite a lot of journey developing. It’s a season the place we’ll be residing out of quite a lot of suitcases, however dance competitors season is my favourite season.
What did you do that weekend? Any associates on the market who noticed Taylor Swift or are going to her live performance? I looooved seeing all the wonderful live performance outfits! A lot fringe and sequins; it was fabulous.