Monday, June 29, 2009

Bowling Night

Even though I said it didn't really matter if we went or not, he still worked like a dog to get us tickets to see Adele at the Hollywood Bowl. Being unemployed has been an interesting roller coaster of a ride. The initial ascent being the hope of finding a job right out of school. All the little waves of ups and downs represent the many jobs that I've applied to ending in the dreaded..."we're looking for someone with more experience" email. And finally, the steepest butterfly-infested drop being the panic and desperation of months of sitting around your house, realizing your laundry consists solely of pajamas. Yup. Twas my life for the last 12 months. So, if you find yourself feeling tired from work or bitching about traffic and shithead bosses.....please. SAVE IT. You should be so lucky to have such complaints...hence stopping them dead in their tracks.

I've prefaced this post to help you understand how much a night out meant to me. It was like breathing fresh air after having been trapped in a port-a-potty for five hours. Hallelujah!!!

Phil scored box seats and a preferred parking permit for less than the box office price.

Note to self: don't wear flip flops or heels to the Hollywood Bowl.

Yes, we prayed the other 4 occupants would not show. And yes, we were denied the luxury.

Janelle Monae. I think she's an alien. And if she is, welcome to Earth, darling, cuz you are FANTASTIC!!!! This girl practically had a grand mal seizure on stage and then sang a ballad without missing a beat or a note. Mad vocals.

Chaka Khan was so funny and lovable! She was Etta James' replacement. Etta was ill.

She brought down the house!! I'm every woman!! CHAKA!!!

Finally, finally!!! Adele took the stage. And can I say....WOW. So hard to find someone who can sing live as well as they do in the studio. She was PHE-NOM-EN-AL, singing her album and a new track off her new one (not yet released). She even had the band do a little Thriller number in honour of Michael Jackson. The best part was....she seemed just as excited as us, if not more, to be at the Hollywood Bowl. She called her mum in Wales (6am their time) just to have the entire audience say hello to her! So cute!!

It was so much fun! Something was finally so much fun. Thank you to my husband for the much needed date night. My spirits are on the rise :)

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