Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sir Elton + Caroline = Utter Happiness

So a few weeks ago, Kevin and I took a mini vacay out west. We had originally planned on staying in Laguna Beach for the entire trip, but after looking at the unseasonably low temps & monsoon-like weather forecast,we decided to only stay in So Cal one night, and then head to Vegas. Insane, right? Fly across to the country only to immediately turn around & drive an additional 3.5 hours? What can I say...Warm weather,free adult beverages, & gambling are huge motivators for the G's :) (Side note-That pic is the view from our hotel room at Caesars. Amazing!)
In all honesty, Kevin and I were not prepared for how beautiful of a drive it was going to be for us.
I mean, how stunning are those mountains?? We literally drove through every terrain you can imagine, from deserts & rolling tumbleweeds to snowcapped mountains. It was absolutely stunning. But once again, Ive completely gone off subject. Sorry yall. Staying Focused :) So during this 3.5 hour car ride, Kev & I had multiple conversations about music, bucket lists, etc. One topic arose around the question "If you could see anyone in concert, who would it be?"-- Kevin chose the Eagles, whereas I (obviously) chose my main man, Elton John. Yes, I am completely aware that he is very gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) and his music became popular when Big P (my dad) was in high school. However, the man is a flippin rockstar. I mean, who else can get away with wearing bedazzled feathers & huge sunglasses (okay-aside from Christina A immediately post Burlesque.)??

Answer? Um, no one, duh. I have been oddly obsessed with his music since early high school. There probably isn't a mixed cd I made between 1999-2006 that doesn't have one of his songs on it. The man doesn't do bad music. So, while driving from CA to Vegas, I was actively trying to convince Kev that we should fly to one of his random tour dates in the US this spring. Hello? Anyone up for his Boise, Idaho show? Yeah.. Kevin wasn't either. Dang. But wait, Low and behold, I wake up on Monday morning, and the Courier-Journal is reporting that Sir Elton is coming to Louisville April 15th. O.M.F.G. I'm pretty sure I called Kev, my mom, and Big P all within about 5 minutes to tell them my fantastically amazing news. Shockingly, none of them were all that pumped. Repeat this same reaction about 10 more times with my girlfriends. And all of my co-workers. And my customers. Bahahahahahahaha. Don't worry, their lack of enthusiasm did nothing to derail mine... Although, I've now come to the realization that I am probably the only person under the age of 40 who is this excited about his concert, which is fine. My fabulous husband has agreed to escort me... And while I'm crossing something off my bucket list, everyone else is going to be missing the music stylings of a rock legend. But if this doesn't at least make you love him a little bit, then I can't help you :)

In short, Elton John Concert = Winning. For Sure.
Thats it for now yall! Xoxo- Caroline


  1. I'm glad I wasn't the only one that wasn't as excited as you! And hey, if it makes Caroline happy I say go for it!

  2. I LOVE this scene. I love your blog, It's like listening to you talk. I hear you in my head! haha

  3. Haha Bennie and the Jets!! My Ma used to sing that to me :) xo