Friday, July 5, 2013

A fun. Night Out

Despite my new favorite band members driving me a little nuts with their insistence on a lower-case "f" and a period at the end of their name, the boys from fun. put on a great show in Milwaukee last week.

Originally, Joe and I had planned to see them at The Taste of Chicago on July 10th.  I wasn't thrilled at the prospect despite a long history of attending The Taste.  In high school, my pals and I would ride the Metra to The Taste every summer.  In college, I would invite friends from southern Illinois to enjoy the experience.  When my babies were little, I would even pack up a double stroller and walk down the lakefront for a scoop of my favorite Rainbow Cone.

Yet the energy changed in recent times.  Crime, violence, and a blemished reputation started causing folks to re-think this summer ritual.  My last visit was 2009, and I pretty much swore off the whole thing after that.

But I totally love fun.

And that's when my Milwaukee friend emailed me to say they were going to be at Summerfest.  We were in.

The only place where garbage cans smile at you.
Best date night ever.
I was super happy right about now.  God bless beer tents.

The group had just returned from a European trip to start the summer U.S. touring season.  Leader singer, Nate Ruess, seemed blown away by the enthusiasm and crowds, explaining that this was the largest audience they had ever seen.  There were several times during the concert where Nate just sat back and reveled in the droves of people singing his own songs back to him.

Goose pimples.

It was such a fantastic concert that my husband suggested we actually do the Taste of Chicago this year just to see them again.  It might be worth it.

What do you think?

21 comments:

  1. Sounds risky, but I shouldn't talk, as I am still regretting not going to see Loverboy at the Taste of Syracuse last month!

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    1. I guess you only live once, right? Still deciding....

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  2. So happy you could come up to Milwaukee to enjoy the fest. Summerfest is way better than Taste of Chicago!

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    1. I think you're right. Shhhh. And thanks for inviting us!! We had a blast!

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  3. You should go! I'm sure it would be fun. Pun intended. ;)

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    1. There's nothing I like better than a good pun...thanks, Danelle!

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  4. All of these Chicago things have me thinking a trip needs to happen in 2014. Also, you have no business looking THAT stinking good. Sheesh! :)

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    1. COME!! I'll show you a "fun." time. heh heh. I kill me.

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  5. Love those dimples, Marianne! And your love for correct spelling and this group is what I THINK IS ALSO JUST PLAIN FUN.

    Hugs,
    Carol
    From a locked down unit on my Notebook computer again

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    1. Hope you're unlocked! And thanks, Carol!

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  6. Ah, man, I'm jealous! My husband deplores the very idea of a concert ("they won't sound like they do on the cd"). Looks like lots of fun. And, you look all kinds of gorgeous!

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    1. Oh, Julie! This was different...they sounded even BETTER than they do on the CD! Tons of energy. Work on him!!

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  7. fun. looked like a GREAT concert experience, though I've heard for years that Summerfest is where it is at. You should definitely brave it to the Taste this year. Who knows, it could be as awesome as you remember it again.

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    1. I just may go. With pepper spray and an axe. ;)

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  8. Sounds like a great time! I love fun--their songs are great and soooo catchy. Must have been a fantastic night.

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    1. Thanks, Sandbox! I felt 21 all over again. Or 39 with a buzz. ;)

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  9. Great photo of you! Dang...so pretty, girl!

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  10. I met my hubs at the Taste.
    So that makes me sad.
    That I would have to risk a bullet to the chest to eat my Robinsons ribs.
    OMG I WOULD take a bullet to the chest to eat those Mother Lovin' ribs.
    Wanna go?????

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  11. looks like a wonderful date night. You look like you're 16. :-)

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