Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sloan's First Concert or WE SAW THE SHINS!!!!!!!!

So by the most amazing stoke of luck a sweet friend of mine had a friend that didn't want their tickets to see......wait for it........the SHINS!!!!!!
So after some brief craziness & some shuffling around my sister & I took Sloan to her very first official concert! The Shins has been one of my favorite bands for years & I love the fact that Sloan enjoys their music just as much as I do. We heard they were coming back in January but tickets were so expensive. It's hard to justify spending money on concerts when the budget is tight. Seriously, going to this concert meant so much to us!

To say Sloan had a blast would be an understatement! Have I used enough exclamation points yet? We had the best seats in the house. In short we were standing right by the stage. 

The Shins put on an amazing show. They played a good mix of older work & songs from their new album. 

The keyboardist was our favorite. He was very entertaining to watch.

I took almost 100 photos so I really skimmed it down but couldn't help myself. I just had to post my very favorite. Susannah & Cristin these photos are for you. Wish you could have been there. It's the only thing that would have made this even more perfect than it was. 

Brennan & Sloan after the concert.

We ended the night by having a midnight snack at In-N-Out. 

Sloans thinking:: My mom ROCKS for taking me to see my first concert!

Teehee! So happy that all three of us got to go together. My little sister is heading to college in just a few short months & although she is so excited about her new adventure we are going to miss her so much. Especially the kids. Omri won't even pay attention to me when she's around. He just wants his Nennan. I really hope Sloan remembers this night for years to come. I know I will.


Bizz said...

What an AMAZING first concert for Sloan! The Shins have been one of my fav bands for years as well! So happy you guys got to go... Cross your fingers I will have the same stroke of luck :) it would literally cross something off my bucket list!

P.S. You ARE and awesome mom and Sloan knows it!

the attic tapes said...

So glad you went with the girls :) Sloan will remember that night forever.

An Art Nest said...

I was there in my heart! And I totally appreciate the phone call mid song so I could hear them (even if I was asleep)! :)

You guys are the best!

Ruth said...

How fun!! A great memory to cherish.

jend said...

I love everything this post represents! Such a great bonding night! Love it!!! P.S. It's crazy how much you and your sister look alike! :)