Hello mates! 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 right now’s weblog publish, I’d throw it again to the weblog days of yore and share a recap from the weekend. It was filled with enjoyable adventures and whereas I would like a weekend to get better from the weekend, it was an incredible one.
We left for the Taylor Swift live performance Friday afternoon and after a number of delays and loopy visitors, we made it! We missed Gayle, however received 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 reside. 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 folks screaming and cheering.
I’m not even the hugest Taylor Fan – I like quite a lot of her songs and suppose she’s tremendous proficient, 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 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.
Additionally, I’ve this bizarre factor the place I really feel extraordinarily happy 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 slightly teary when she carried out “Tim McGraw.” Like LOOK HOW FAR YOU’VE COME. So proud for a complete stranger haha.
One in every of my favourite issues concerning the live performance was the LED bracelets we obtained once we checked in. They modified colours for every music and matched the beats of the music. Additionally, completely different parts of the viewers could be illuminated at completely different instances. I’ve by no means seen this impact reside earlier than and it was wiiiiiild.
We have been initially planning to remain the night time in Phoenix, however in the long run, I’m glad we didn’t as a result of the closest resorts with availability have been over 45 minuets away (and like 5x the associated fee they often are as a result of it was Taylor Swift weekend). The Pilot drove us house whereas the women and I snoozed, we have been again by 3am, after which Liv and I have been up vivid and early for her dance gown rehearsal. WHEW.
She practiced her dances, after which we drove as much as Mount Lemmon for slightly good friend sleepover get together within the snow! We stayed at a cute cabin with attractive views,
and after we checked in and received 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 proper quantity for sledding.
The children lived their greatest 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 children may defrost and chill, and we received dinner collectively. My good friend Diana and I tag-teamed it and all the things 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 children roasted s’mores.
An enormous deal with: whereas the children have been taking part in downstairs after dinner, the adults drank wine and loved a film. We watched Glass Onion (positively test it out in case you haven’t seen it), and it’s been a really, very very long time since I’ve watched a complete film whereas the children 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 short journey again to Tucson. Once we received into city, we drove straight to a birthday pool get together.
Oh Tucson. The place you possibly can see snow and play within the pool in the identical day. 😉
We’re again house and again within the swing of life, regardless that there’s quite a lot of journey arising. It’s a season the place we’ll be dwelling out of quite a lot of suitcases, however dance competitors season is my favourite season.
What did you do that weekend? Any mates 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.