This past weekend was the first of MANY exciting weekends coming up! On Thursday, Aaron & I go to San Antonio for some late anniversary celebrations, and the next weekend, I get to fly to NC to spend some time with a few of my best LU buddies. Then the following week may or may not be my birthday, but you totally don’t need to get me a present. Or do… whatever. April has always been one of my favorite months, and this year will be no exception! :)
Ben Rector, who is my 2nd favorite musician (only behind Dave Barnes), was in town on Wednesday and Thursday for his spring tour. The only time I’d ever seen Ben before this weekend was when he opened for Dave at a concert I went to in Charlotte, NC, so I was SO excited to see him headline his own show! Aaron and I indulged in some delicious Chipotle before the concert and arrived 2 hours early because we were misinformed about the concert time.
So naturally, we found a musty old bookstore and took pictures in it to kill time. What? You’re telling me that you wouldn’t have done the same?
Okay, so maybe it’s a little weird, but we had fun. :)
A great perk of arriving so early meant that we were some of the first people in the venue and got to stand directly against the stage. KILLER! Not only was this super great for me because of my height (or lack thereof), but I seriously felt like we were in the middle of the most epic and beautiful singalong. Ben puts on such an amazing show, and if you ever get the chance to see him, DO IT. I think it’s safe to dub him as the master of amazing cover songs…. Some of his more famous ones being Free Falling and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. One of the perks of standing against the stage is getting to see the whole set list before the concert starts, and when I saw he was starting with Benny and the Jets, I about freaked out. Benny and the Jets… Get it, get it?! :) I’m so glad someone in College Station had the good sense to video it and put it on Youtube. SO good… Watch it here. If you aren’t familiar with his music, you need to pull it up on Spotify or Pandora to give it a try. But I warn you… Once you hear him, you will want to buy every piece of music he’s ever released, but that’s okay. :)
Dear Ben, thanks for being rocking our weekend. Please come again soon. Love, Kelsey & Aaron
AH! SO GOOD!!!!
Happy Monday, y’all!