Our 6th wedding anniversary is this month and to celebrate we had planned to go to the KXT Summer Cut music fest featuring artists like Milo Green, Dawes, Matt & Kim, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and The Avett Brothers. Most of the bands are fairly alternative music choices compared to what you hear every day on the radio.
I think that’s why I love them so much.
It almost didn’t happen though because I completed eff’ed up and forgot to confirm a sitter and two days before we scrambled to find someone that 1. we could trust, and 2. was available. As time went by it was looking pretty grim that we wouldn’t be able to find anyone. We considered scrapping it and trying to sell our reserved seats, then maybe just one of us would go, and then finally we had settled on just bringing the kids along and making it a family event.
I have to admit that I was a little jealous that my four year and two year old would get to say they saw The Avett Brothers and Grace Potter for their first concert! But luck would have it that some sweet friends volunteered to watch our babes so we could enjoy the night out.
People may disappoint you, but there will always be others to redeem them.
After dropping off Knox and Lux we headed over to Dallas for the concert. I felt so spoiled to have more time alone with my husband after our trip to Hawaii. But that’s basically all that anniversaries are for, right?
The concert was awesome. The weather was great, the food and art vendors were great. We scarfed down some street tacos before slidding in our seats in time for Matt & Kim to hit the stage.
They played all my favorites, “Good for Great,” “Lessons Learned,” Let’s Go,” and “10 Dollars I Found.” The sun spilled in from the open pavilion behind us and a cool breeze blew by every so often.
Next after Matt & Kim was Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Of all the bands I’m probably least familiar with them but I really got into it by the end. They put on a good show, and I totally got a lady boner for Grace when she jammed out on the electric guitar. That woman can wail.
The band played the song “Nothing but the Water” and I grabbed Brian’s hand. It was one of the few songs that I was familiar with.
I have fallen so many times
For the devil’s sweet, cunning rhymes
And this old world
Has brought me pain
But there’s hope
For me again
Bass thumped through my chest and CHILLS down my spine. Pretty much exactly why live music is the best.
Finally, the Avett Brothers.
The pavilion audience stood throughout their whole set and there was no stopping the dancing. The guys in front of us did a white drunk frat boy version of the Carlton pretty much the entire time. It was hilarious.
As Matt & Kim said during their set, “it got weird.”
But, you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m a little weird. We’re a little weird. We aren’t classically stereotypical by any stretch, but we’re weird together… and happy about it too.
It’s been a good six weird years.