Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Concerts and Baseball

There is nothing like packing up the car for a weekend in Detroit. We were happy to get out of Grand Rapids this past weekend as we have done for many weekends past, but this one we were extra excited for. August is always a funky month for me and so by occupying my time, I seem to mope less and this is a good thing.

We headed out on a rainy and wet afternoon to attend the Robert Randolph/Allman Brothers concert in Detroit. We had no idea the weather was going to be so gnarly in Detroit, and I was very thankful I had spent the extra few dollars on pavilion seats. The concert was fantastic. We have seen Robert Randolph and the Family Band 3 times now this year. They are so great and we had no idea he was opening for the Allman Brothers so it was an extra treat to have him there.

The Allman Brothers did not disappoint and when Derek Trucks walked up on stage I pretty much lost it. He has his own band and while he tours with the Allman Brothers it was not expected he would be in Detroit. I was so excited to see his amazing guitar skills for the second time this year. Overall, it was a great evening of rock n roll....and we were covered from the rain! Even better.

Saturday we headed to downtown Detroit, where we putzed around, checked into our hotel room and waited for the Tigers v Yankees game to start. I bought tickets a few weeks back (They are HARD to get!) and surprised Curtis with them for our anniversary. We had lunch at the Detroit Beer Co. and hoped the rain would subside. It finally did and we had a blast at the game. Our seats were so good and of course, I was kicking myself for leaving the Nikon in the hotel room. Oh well, that just means we have to go back for more!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday and continues to have a great week.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Sorry the Twins couldn't help out last night. A sweep of Cleavland would have put us neck and neck in a three way race for the division.

Sounds like you guys had a great weekend. Good thing you went to the game on Saturday instead of Friday.

I don't care how good the game is, I am not sticking around until 3 in the morning to see the outcome.

How's the new workout going?