Bluegrass, Brothers and Some Weed {there may have been a quick getaway too}

I am sorry that I have been so absent here on my blog but it is summer and our days have been full of sun, company, the pool and creating.

As you know from my last post my friend Kim was out for a visit.

We wanted to do something really special while she was here that would always remind her of Colorado.

We surprised her with tickets to see the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

It doesn’t get much more Colorado than that.

One of our favorite thing to do is to be at Red Rocks, listen to an amazing band and then look up and you are under the stars.

It is incredibly beautiful and one of the best venues in the US.

We got there really early (maybe SOMEONE read the time wrong).

At least I didn’t make them late:-)

We found our beverage of choice.

Fresh lemonade with vodka on this night.


You don’t even have to look far at a Colorado concert to be instantly entertained.

We had pot all around us.

I swear to you that we could be at a Disney on Ice event and there would be weed.

No one even hides it as you can see by this man behind us toking up:-)

Then you have all of the Colorado boys walking around with their shirts off.

Kim made fast friends with the 22 year old girl next to her and the girl’s friend.

In fact, they were instantly so close that they had arranged for us to drive them back into the town below to get a ride home from her mom.

More on that situation later.

The best part was once the concert started we were lucky enough to be sitting behind the Avett Brother’s #1 fan.

Seriously, this guy was AWESOME!

I didn’t even now those dance moves existed.

I really liked when he started sharing his flask with others around him.

(Kim with #1 fan)

I told you Kim would remember this concert!

So, it was the perfect clear night.

Amazing concert with the most incredible band.

They may be my favorite band I have ever seen at Red Rocks.

We laughed, danced, screamed…….and then the vomit.

Remember the girl that was Kim’s new bff?

Well….the girl can’t hold her liquor and towards the end of the concert Kim leans over to me, nicely pushes me closer to Kelly and lets me know the she has puke on her feet.

So….the three of us were trying to smoosh together the best we could so we can get as far away from puking girl as possible.

Please picture a very pretty girl, sitting on a bench, vomit ALL around her, her head is down between her legs…..and she is still clapping.

You have got to give it to her….she was still enjoying the concert.

Now if you remember correctly we were supposed to drive her back down to town.

Let’s just say that as soon as the concert was over we made a fast getaway.

We thought it might be better for her mom to PICK HER UP.

I would like to say that she still had her mom’s friend with her that was sober.

We didn’t leave her all alone, clapping with vomit.

I swear.

We laughed all the way home, paid the babysitter and collapsed into bed.

It was a great night….puke and all.

The highlight was finding puke on us and our things AFTER the concert.

Thank you pretty 22 year old.


Precious memories!


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  1. lulu and family

    yes, you have to give it to her for still enjoying the concert! that is terrible. i am so glad you were able to take kimberly there! love that place!

  2. Kimberly

    That was my favorite night- what an incredible venue and the music was fabulous! I am still laughing thinking of her sitting there clapping… Oh to be young and foolish again… πŸ˜‰
    Love you~

  3. French Girl in Seattle

    Hello Jeanne. Well, what can I say? You made those Colorado nights look really, really appealing (well, except for the puke part, but you know….) I am glad you and Kim had such a wonderful night, complete with fresh lemonade with vodka, pot (wait, that was someone else, right?) and – what else? – Ah, yes, #1 Fan!!! Fun post. Veronique (aka Kim’s French teacher when she is being a good girl – ahem! – at home!)

  4. Maureen

    You made me glad not to be 22 again, so thanks! Sounds like a fun night with your friend, Kim – well, except for the vo it that is!

  5. Liza Turner

    My ultimate life ambition is to get Scott Avett to write a song about me. Ultimate, I say.

    I’m only 1/2 kidding. πŸ˜‰

    LOVE the Avett Brothers and loved reading this post. Thanks!

    1. jeanne Author

      I am always wondering about the women he writes about. Who wouldn’t want a song about them unless it was something like, “she is a psycho and I wish she would leave me alone”….”=_

  6. Courtney K

    I STILL can’t believe I was at the concert and didn’t see you guys. That’s what I get for missing phone calls πŸ™‚

    (And have to agree- it was an amazing concert!)

    1. jeanne Author

      That is correct. We had an amazing time but I do believe those around us may have had an even better time:-)

  7. pam

    Love the Avett Brothers…LOVE your stories…they always crack me up. Sounds like college all over wasn’t that long ago right? Not telling how long…Glad you guys had a great time!

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  9. mary beth

    I love how you guys stay young. πŸ™‚ Great, great story and awesome recount. I sorta wish I could’ve been there. πŸ™‚

  10. simone

    I really enjoyed reading this Jeanne….laughed out loud at the vomiting part, EW!!!! We have indeed all been young and foolish tho πŸ˜‰

    What an amazing venue, WOW!!

    Kim’s visit sounds like so much fun πŸ™‚ XX

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