Shinedown Concert

After work today, I drove to Anthony’s and parked my car. I sat on his front porch and waited for him to come from work. He was only a few minutes late. I wasn’t concerned. I was ready for this concert.

When he came home, we hung out at his house for a bit, so he could change, then we were out the door. We went to the Shiloh Inn for dinner. It was cheaper than eating dinner at the concert. We told the hostess table for two. She smiled and said I have a romantic table in the corner with some dim lighting for you, two. I smiled and looked back at Anthony (everyone thinks we are together!). He said, “I love a romantic table.” I laughed. We took a seat across from each other. We laughed about the comment the hostess made. I said, “It is the hat. You look straight with it on.” He said, “Oh I know, it is. Let’s order frozen cosmos.” I laughed and we that ordered frozen cosmos to start and then we shared some appetizers. I wasn’t feeling a salad or a legit dinner. It was Happy Hour so drinks and apps were half off. I was ready for this concert. I couldn’t wait to get to the venue. It was going to be a hot one though.

After dinner, we drove to the venue and the traffic wasn’t bad at all. On the way, we listened to Spice Girls. It was funny. We were on our way to a rock concert, and listening to Spice Girls. Once we arrived at the venue we took a picture for my contact at the radio station, who hooked us up with free tickets. Image may contain: Danielle Hornyak and Anthony Lombardo, people smiling, closeup

The picture didn’t turn out that bad. We did some walking around the venue, checked out the people, and the different stands that were set up. I purchased water it was like $7 for a bottle of water. That is a concert for you. We walked around before committing to a location on the grass. I wanted to get close enough to at least make out the people on stage. Anthony kept walking back. I said, not so far back we won’t be able to see who is on the stage. I like to get as close as possible.

While the openers were on, Anthony went to get popcorn, then came back and stood on the lawn next to me. We took some pictures and posted about how hot it was outside and how emo we were trying to look.

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I was so happy to be there with him. He is my best friend in the world. We looked around and couldn’t find any hot rocker guys. Clearly, we had an image in my mind of what crowd we were going to find here like a hot rocker guy with skinny black jeans and a lip ring, but nope none of those guys existed at this concert. Anthony said, not one. There is not one single hot guy here.

When the openers ended, a man approached us and said, “Do you guys want to upgrade for free? We have some Pavilion seats left? I look at Anthony and he left it up to me. I said, “Sure! but if you have something as close as possible to the stage we will take it.” He said, “Really?” I said,”Yes, please.” He reached into his pocket and said, “I have something for you.” He gave us seats 4 rows from the pit! I was so excited and so thankful. I said, “Thank you so much!” We made our way down towards the stage. the seating attendant told us where to go. We were right in the middle of the row. There was no escaping to go to the bathroom now. We were so close to the stage. I loved it!
Shine down as amazing live! They sounded good, just like they do on the radio. I knew most of their songs.
IMG_1902.jpegShine down as amazing live! They sounded good, just like they do on the radio. I knew most of their songs. There were some songs that I did not know, but the ones from their “Sound of Madness” album and of course “45” which came out in 2003. I knew the beat the moment it started up. I love some 2000s rock. I really do. When they came out there were was fire and pyrotechnics. Anthony said all of those guys are so hot except for the drummer. I didn’t realize how hot they were. We had such a good time. I knew I was going to be half deaf at work the next day, but it was so worth it!

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