Friday, October 21, 2011

Our Getaway

Last weekend Jon and I went to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top in concert. Brittany stayed here with the girls. Savy and Scarlett absolutely love Brittany, so they weren't at all upset about us leaving them for a night. We left Sunday morning, so we had some time to explore downtown before the concert. We ate dinner at Depalmas - a great little Italian place.

The Tuscaloosa amphitheater is very nice. We had great seats too...we were exactly eleven rows from the stage. Tom Hambridge was the opening act. They were pretty good...Jon even bought the album.

Next was Lynyrd Skynyrd.

I wasn't kidding when I said we had great seats. However - no matter how good your seats are - when you're 5'2", you aren't guaranteed a good view. This was mine.

I don't know how tall this guy was, but he is CLEARLY taller than me! Yes, I was STANDING when I took this pic.

Yeah, buddy, I'm talking about YOU!

Oh, the pitfalls of being short. Anyway, I wasn't going to let it ruin the show.

Here's my view after I climbed onto Jon's shoulders.

Just kidding! Ha, ha...I'm just standing on my tip-toes and holding the camera WAY up...and I may or may not have been standing on my seat a little bit. That's probably what Jon's view looked like 6'4", he's usually the tallest in the crowd.

LOVE Free Bird...

Finally, it was time for ZZ Top! Mr. Freakishlytallguy in front of me apparently wasn't a ZZ Top fan...he left sometime after Skynyrd finished.

I got a good pic of the drums while they were setting up.

Great view now! I was close enough to throw my bra at them...IF I were the sort of person who does things like that...

They were AWESOME! It's obvious they still love performing, and they sound just as good as they did when I listened to them as a kid.

They even brought these two little guys up onto the stage and signed their ZZ Top album. I suspect the whole thing was actually a ploy by the kids' parents to get their album signed, but it was very cool nonetheless!

They even brought out the fuzzy guitars for "Legs"!!!

GREAT GREAT GREAT show!!!! We stayed at the Hampton Inn that night and left for home after breakfast the next morning. I'm so glad we were able to go, and it was really nice to get away with Jon for some grown-up time for a change!

1 comment:

Adam Holly Grace said...

I know y'all had fun! Tuscaloosa IS a great place to be! Ha! I'm sure y'all saw lots of Crimson Tide stuff too in the town! :)