I am a music lover. I love going to concerts of my favorite artists. Amos Lee has been on my list of concerts I want to go to for a while... so when he came out with a new CD this summer and I saw he was going on tour and to Salt Lake, I knew I had to go.
Problem with a lot of concerts I want to go to, I have hard time finding people that know the artist or have a desire to go to the concert. I knew that my BFF neighbor also loves Amos Lee, so I convinced him that he had to go with me. Which he agreed.
The concert was at the Red Butte Garden. It's an outdoor venue. I was excited about this. I love being outside in the summer... especially summer nights. Summer nights in Utah are the best. Rain didn't even cross my mind when I bought the tickets seeing it was the end of July... but rain is what we got.
We have been having some summer showers lately... but usually they don't last long, so when I left work today and saw that it was raining... Darrell and I both figured it would blow over by the time we drove up to Salt Lake. We didn't change into warmer clothes, we didn't even bring an umbrella. We are really smart like that. I think we assume the best of summer. When we got there, the rain continued. We were probably the only ones there that didn't have umbrellas and we were getting quite wet. We felt so stupid. We were cold and wet and just waiting for the rain to go away. Everyone else came prepared for the rain. Why did we do this to ourselves? We tried to laugh it off... but we were getting pretty wet and wondered how much we would be able to enjoy a concert in the rain. This was a first for me... an outdoor concert in the rain. First for both of us really. Darrell was a great person to go with cause we both tried to look at the positive and we could both laugh at the situation.
We brought a couple of chairs and a blanket that was plastic on one side. However we had nothing over our heads and we were just tired of getting wet, so Darrell set off to see if they were selling umbrella's or pancho's... which oddly they were not. They were however selling blankets.. like the one Darrell had. So he bought another one of those and we had one over our bodies and one over our heads. It was comical really... but it kept us warm while we listened to the first band. I really tried to enjoy the venue. It is ideal for summer concerts. It has beautiful gardens, it's right next to the mountains and on the other side you can see a view of salt lake city below. Really beautiful. It would be been so perfect if it weren't raining. We were still excited to see Amos Lee though, so we kept our smiles and laughter through the rain.
While we waiting, Darrell and I listed all of the songs we hoped Amos would sing. And then the rain stopped. And Amos came on stage... and he sang all the songs we wanted except for one (which is amazing) and it was an awesome show. Amos Lee has an incredible voice and is pretty funny as well. I would have liked more stories to go along with his songs... but he talked a little. He has such great music! If you are not familiar with his music, I have attached a youtube video of one of my favorites.
It was an amazing concert and I'm glad that I was able to go and so glad my BFF neighbor came with me. We always have a good time together. Well done Amos Lee. Good show.