Friday, October 18, 2013

A Concert On A School Night

I made it, I made it.
And I didn't think I was going to. Woof.
Concerts on a school night can get a little painful, come to find out.

Last night I went to go see Ben Rector (if you don't know of him, I give you permission to ex out of this post and go straight to youtube to listen to his music) and he was absolutely amazing. Quite possibly one of the best concerts I've been to in a long time. His music seriously gives me a body full of chills and the happiest heart ever. Not to mention, he's crazy talented and so charming when he interacts with the audience.

He played at House of Blues which is seriously one of my most favorite venues in Orlando to go see shows at because of it's super intimate atmosphere and last night's show was no exception.

I'm telling you, if you haven't listened to his music you need to go do so now. And then go see if he's making his way through your city because it was worth every single penny I paid and then some. I'm seriously still amazed by what he did on that stage last night.

The song I'm sharing today is absolutely a new favorite after last night. He was explaining that not, exactly, all of his love songs were written with his wife in mind and sometimes they just came to him, but this one was different. This one was written whole heartedly for his wife and it has a lot of meaning behind it. For whatever reason, probably my disgustingly mushy persona as of late, it totally touched me and I got really into the song. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  1. October 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Wow, you look gorgeous! Glad you had fun last night! Hope you are hanging in there today, get some JJ for lunch and you'll feel better!

  2. October 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Ben Rector is one of my absolute favorites! I was listening to him earlier on Spotify. Him and I have the same birthday. He is actually going to be in Austin the day after. I'm so bummed that I have class that night. Believe I've already looked at the syllabus to see if I could possibly skip, but I can't. Super bummed. Ben is amazingly talented. And I love the way he interacts with the audience also.

  3. October 18, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    I LOVE Ben Rector.

  4. October 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I don't know him? But I'm checking him out NOW

  5. October 18, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Love that off the shoulder top!

  6. October 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Oh this song made me emotional at work. And now it's on repeat. Thank you for introducing me to him!

  7. October 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    So your post last week made me want to buy a Miley CD. This week I feel like I need a Ben Rector one. Stahp.

  8. October 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I love the top you wore, it's such a pretty color! Where did you get it?


  9. October 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    He is here in Atlanta tonight and I am sooooo bummed that I can't go. Love, love, love him!!!!

  10. October 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    whoa I like this dude. I'm a sucker for hot guys singing love songs. I just wish girls sang love songs, but most are about their asshole exes.

  11. October 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Ah I love me some true raw talent. Enough of all the pop shyt! Thanks for sharing! And HOB concerts are the best.. close up wherever you are!

  12. October 18, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    You look sooo pretty whitty!!!

  13. October 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Ok wow, both you and your friend look GORGEOUS in that photo! She kind of looks like Isla Fisher! And now, I'm off to go check out Ben Rector's music - happy Friday!

  14. October 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Ow ow, so pretty!! xo

  15. October 18, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    WAIT that song was so good. Going to listen to more!! Yay new music! Have a fab weekend!

  16. October 18, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    I've never heard of him, but I'm ALWAYS looking for new music. I'll look for him on spotify!

  17. October 18, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Glad you got to go. Please tell me you got there in time to see/hear Tyrone. He's one of my favorites.

  18. October 18, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Pretty photos! :)

  19. October 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    You're adorable. You remind me of Tara Reid circa American Pie.

  20. October 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    I went to a Ben Rector concert last year and absolutely loved it! And I think it is hysterical you still call them school nights too!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  21. October 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Hello, I've nominated you for "The Sunshine Award" because reading your blog always brightens my day!
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    Jamie :)

  22. whenyouthinkhappinessOctober 20, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Love Ben Rector! Funny story, I actually found out about him because I sat next to his best friend on an airplane haha. Incredible talent. Wish he had a show in my area!!

  23. October 22, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    I loved HOB in Orlando when I lived there, especially for their free drink happy hours!


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