Goal #25: Road trip to see one of my favorite bands play live in concert… check!
And what a road trip experience it was! 20 hours in a car, blasting music with the windows down, living off doritos and Sonic, a sketchy venue, traveling on a tight budget, borderline heat exhaustion while standing for 3 hours for the concert to begin, and a now-hoarse voice… TOTALLY WORTH IT.
I drove up to Steamboat on Friday night, and we left for SLC on Saturday morning. Western Colorado via I-40 is gorgeous, for the record.
We got there after about 7 hours of driving. We checked into a motel (let’s just say it was no Holiday Inn, and for you Woo folk, this place made Paradise look like The Bellagio). We toasted to the experience, had a few cold ones, and walked to the concert venue.
We wanted to get as close to the stage as possible, so we got there 3 hours early. (overkill? I think not.)
(Side note: I should have had more water before hand because holydehydrationbatman I thought I was going to pass out. But I downed some water moments before SoCo came out and I was ready to rally.)
I took this picture on my phone and zero zoom. Yes, I was that close (2nd row, baby!). Yes, it was totally awesome.
As an encore, they played Konstantine and I swear every person in the crowd was singing along.
The 7.5 hour back to Steamboat, followed by the 3.5 hour drive to Boulder was 110% worth it.
Except, waking up Monday morning was a little rough. But I’d do it all over again in a heart beat :)