Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ Count Basie Theater

Last night was absolutely amazing… as I kind of expected it to be. The hubs got me these tickets back in December for my birthday and I have been looking forward to it for months. Matt buys me shoes, clothes, bags, jewelry, you name it, ALL the time, but things like this are what really means something. Something we get to enjoy together and make memories out of are what I really like. Not that I’ll ask him to stop buying me things anytime soon… oh hell no! hahaha. :]

So anyway ! Last night Grace Potter & the Nocturnals played a benefit concert for Sandy victims right in our back yard, Red Bank! How awesome is that? To be able to get in your car 5 minutes before you have to be there and not stress about how you are going to get to and from a concert, and all the traffic, and a long ride home while you’re exhausted…makes all the difference. We had tickets for a little meet and greet which was awesome. Grace is, by far, one of the nicest people ever. She complimented my outfit, which was the best compliment I will ever receive in my lifetime. Apparently it’s super hard to get her autograph BUT my mom made Charlotte a Grace Potter onsie and I was not leaving that concert without at least ASKING her to sign it. I whipped it out and explained to her how my mother makes these all the time and I know you don’t usually do this but could you sign it for my daughter? Her response? “awwwwww, it’s too cute not to!” Seriously. So nice. So now we have another one to add to Char’s collection! photo-3

The concert itself was absolutely amazing. We saw her a few months back in New York but this show blew that one out of the water. Our seats were excellent, to the point where I could make out what she looked like without having to squint. (I’m legally blind without my contacts, so that’s a big deal!) She played two of my favorite songs – Keepsake & Big White Gate. If you don’t know them, look it up. Mindblowingly awesome.  She covered Atlantic City by Bruce. Which, how can you not do that if you’re playing to a crowd congregated in pretty much his hometown? Had to happen. Oh and I just happened to catch the whole thing on video. Dig it. :]

Here are some of my favorite pics from the night:

NMS_3334 NMS_3333 NMS_3331_2 NMS_3329 NMS_3328 NMS_3319 NMS_3311 NMS_3308 NMS_3297 NMS_3295 NMS_3324This is Grace taking a video of the crowd last night; which you can watch hereIt’s hysterical because you can see Matt few a few seconds here and there. I’m standing right next to him, of course, but I’m small so I get lost in the crowd haha.

16367_4300153305635_1502532555_nThis was taken after the show [the pictures from the pre-show meet and greet were taken by a pro photographer and have yet to be posted]. Grace told me she looked for Matt & me while she was on stage.. she thought she’d be able to find me by my neon lipstick. haha! Such an incredible night. This band Rayland Baxter opened for them and I really, really enjoyed them! I actually got to talk to him a few times throughout the night, super nice guy. I believe I’ll be using them for my next Tunesday song. They had two drummers… which sounds so intense but it really wasn’t. Pretty cool.

So that’s, that! Now we are all done with concerts for a while and I’m sad. I have one of those post-concert hangovers, ya know? Such a bummer when the night is over. Have a great weekend, kids. Until next time. Kisses!


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