Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where oh where has my little Annie gone?

...where oh where can she beeee??

Enough singing.  Happy first day of spring!  Or is it summer already?  Feels like it.

So where have I been?  Again, life has gotten tooooo busy, with no one to blame but myself.

A week and a half ago Brenton and I went to Las Vegas!  Why?  Well, not really for a vacation, though we tried to make it into one since we were out there.   To make a long story short, he was invited to play with the band 311 at 311 Day at the MGM Grand Arena.  We knew if he didn't go, he would regret it for the rest of his life- what an opportunity!  Not to mention that he would be playing in front of THOUSANDS of people, with a band he has been a fan of for... 13-ish years?!  Almost a no-brainer if you ask me!  The scramble to make travel arrangements began, since we had just under 2 weeks to get everything in place.

The event went off without a hitch, and though we were exhausted, it was well worth it.

The MGM Grand, where the concert was held.  What an awesome hotel!

We stayed at the Excalibur... aka KMart.  HAHA.  It was fine for the amount of time we were actually in the room.

I do have to say, our favorite part of the trip (besides the concert stuff) was watching the fountain at the Bellagio.   We watched it many times :)

So enough sight-seeing... what about the show?!?  Well, it was the craziest most awesome experience ever.

Here is the empty arena... you don't ever really see arenas empty, do you?!

Our badges

Brenton warming up before the show (backstage)

And me... waiting....waiting....waiting....

Equipment being set up on stage.

SHOWTIME!  Here's Nick, Tim, Jeff and some UNLV Percussion Ensemble players.

Brenton is on the far right.

Needless to say, most awesome experience ever.  EVER.

Lots of people have put up YouTube videos of the 4 songs that they played with 311.  Here are a few I found (I don't own these...)


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