Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Rest Of It...

This has been such a busy weekend! Let's start with the rest of the pictures from the New Orleans Trip, if you dont know what im talking about, catch up here and here.

Here's a better picture of the creepy Living Statue thing.

Here's the Pedestrian mall, I guess it was over for the day because everyone had packed up and left, there was only like three carts out. The stores on the right were all still open, they had really neat stuff. (But super expensive)

I absolutely LOVE the fire escape on that building. I have never seen a fire escape like that and was absolutely amazed at it's being. I love the look of this street and want to live in a city with buildings over looking a main street AND have a fire escape outside of my window that I can sit on at night and just watch people and time go by.

By now it's starting to get dark and getting closer to when we need to go stake out our place in line to get into the show, because even though we had tickets, the place only held 1000 people. I wish I would have had the guts to cross the street and take a picture of the hoards of lesbians waiting to get into this concert. Honestly, there were about 50 straight women, 5 guys(3gay), and the rest were lesbian's. I can't say it shocked me, because the turnout was the same when we saw her play in Tampa last year. Anyway, here's some stuff from the concert. To get an idea where we were, there wee two levels and the upper level hung over the stage on the sides. We were on the upper level on the side, about 20 feet away. She looked at the upper level more than the pit in front, it was amazing to make eye contact with someone your such a big fan of. Sonja almost peed her pants. :)

Apparently, if your video is over three minutes long, you can't post it, I practically have the entire concert on video, so here's the only two videos I have that are under three minutes.

We left to head home after the concert around 1 am, we made it into Florida and around 6am we had to stop because we couldn't stay awake any longer. Even almost hitting a raccoon doing 95MPH didn't keep us awake. So we pulled into a rest stop and napped for an hour. When we woke up we wanted to make it back into town for breakfast at our favorite restaurant before we passed out, so in kind of a hurry, Sonj wasn't watching her speed, and we definitely didn't see the trooper radaring up ahead. So 281 dollar speeding ticket later, were back on the road. We made it home in time for brunch, then got a two hour nap in before work. It was an amazing trip, and I cant wait to go back. I loved the city, all the people there were so kind and courteous. We wanted to go back for the Gulf Aid Relief concert that Ani is playing in, but money and work got in the way. Maybe next time.


  1. Very cool! Seriously- that raccoon probably died of a heart attack on the side of the road. :) LOL!!

  2. i got to go to new york a few months ago and loved it as well, can't wait to go back. looks like you had a great time!

  3. Ahh... seems like you had such a fun time! Living statues always scare me. But I want to go to a trip!!! Arghhh... I wish I could escape from my mutant supervisor even for just one week. LOL

  4. I'm sorry to say I only know one of her songs (32 Flavors) but I love it!

    By the way, there's an award for you on my blog:

    The whole "Rules" thing to do a post of your own and give it to more people is completely optional :)