Hello pals! How are you?? I hope you’re having a stunning morning to date. 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 at the moment’s weblog submit, 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 an ideal 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 received to listen to Paramore sing a few of the songs we’ve beloved over time. (“Distress Enterprise” and “Ain’t It Enjoyable” had been SO GOOD.) I’m at all times to see how artists sound in individual, and Hayley Williams sounded even higher reside. She crushed it and had tremendous excessive power.
Earlier than we knew it, it was time for the principle 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 a variety of her songs and suppose she’s tremendous proficient, however not in my private prime 10 – however the live performance was AMAZING. Liv is a hardcore Swiftie and knew the entire songs. P danced and clapped, and fell asleep across the 2-hour mark. The Pilot was a superb 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 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 respect the trouble and coaching to create a manufacturing. I felt the identical means 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 among my favourite issues in regards to 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, totally different parts of the viewers could be illuminated at totally different occasions. I’ve by no means seen this impact reside earlier than and it was wiiiiiild.
We had been initially planning to remain the evening in Phoenix, however in the long run, I’m glad we didn’t as a result of the closest resorts with availability had been over 45 minuets away (and like 5x the price they often are as a result of it was Taylor Swift weekend). The Pilot drove us residence whereas the women and I snoozed, we had been again by 3am, after which Liv and I had been up vivid and early for her dance costume rehearsal. WHEW.
She practiced her dances, after which we drove as much as Mount Lemmon for slightly good friend sleepover social gathering 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 these days, 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 received dinner collectively. My good friend Diana and I tag-teamed it and every thing was superb!
We had tacky enchiladas (I made a few trays and froze them earlier than the journey), the very best scalloped potatoes, steak tacos, salad, margaritas, chips, and salsa. For dessert, they introduced one of many well-known 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 had been taking part in downstairs after dinner, the adults drank wine and loved a film. We watched Glass Onion (positively test it out if you happen to haven’t seen it), and it’s been a really, very very long time since I’ve watched a complete film whereas the youngsters had been nonetheless awake.
The subsequent 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 received into city, we drove straight to a birthday pool social gathering.
Oh Tucson. The place you may see snow and play within the pool in the identical day. 😉
We’re again residence and again within the swing of life, regardless that there’s a variety of journey arising. It’s a season the place we’ll be dwelling out of a variety of suitcases, however dance competitors season is my favourite season.
What did you do that weekend? Any pals on the market who noticed Taylor Swift or are going to her live performance? I looooved seeing the entire superb live performance outfits! A lot fringe and sequins; it was fabulous.