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21 July 2009 @ 02:33 am
Home again!  
Wow, what a weekend.  I can't remember the last time I had such an enjoyable weekend of pure fun and selfishness.  It made me realize I should do it a LOT more often!

For those of you who might have missed it, carrie_leigh and I met up over the weekend in Denver and attended the Mile High Music festival.  We saw some great bands (a horrific one, too) including The Fray and yes, PAOLO Nutini.  :) 

I also met a relatively new friend michelled217 who happens to be a LONG time Paolo fan so that was such a treat as well.  And, I'd like to mention I only assaulted her just once when I saw Paolo up close the first time.

Carrie rocked--she was the ultimate fan support.  After the concert when we saw Paolo out by the security barrier I rushed over and was waiting to see him.  When I did and realized he was just feet away I turned and was all like, "Carrie?!"  There she was, steady and sure with the camera, and I asked Paolo if I could get a picture -and he didn't hear the first time- and so when I repeated myself he held up a finger and said, "Just one minute, I promise," I nearly died.  He talked to me.  So I turned to Carrie and said, "HE TALKED TO ME!"  Poor woman to have to deal with me like that, but she just smiled and said, "Yes, I saw."  Love her.  She was so calm and not like me. :D

And then I called Sharlene and screamed so loudly it was embarrassing.

The concert itself was amazing.  It's been a long time since I smiled for two hours straight.   There's more, but I'll stop for now and spare you all the details.  :) 

Into the music.  :)

Lovely Donny, by Carrie :)

Rocking Donny, by Carrie (hrm... do we see a pattern?)

Paolo and his guitar.  I absolutely adore Paolo and his guitar pictures. :)

Truly horrid pic of me, but I honestly don't care.  I wanted to show you all proof.  Heeee!

Paolo at the security banner, everyone wanting a piece of him...

Anyway, I could go on posting pics of Paolo all day.  It was hard to get good ones of him when he was on stage because my camera's not the best and the sun was shining from behind them, but oh well.  It was a super fabulous time.

Also, I need to pimp Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam.  He's a youngster like Paolo with a truly amazing voice.  If you get a chance to check him out, you'd be silly not to.  

Me and Carrie!   At last!  After knowing each other online for almost three years and being close for nearly two, we finally got to meet.  Much fun was had and I can't wait to plan a trip next year.  

Current Location: home!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: I wonder - a Sixto Rodriguez cover by Paolo
Not a lady at all: gg: sb friendshipcosmo_jenny on July 21st, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
I am so glad and happy for you.

Mini story bit:
I remember Paolo attending SWR3 New Pop Festival a few years back (SWR3 is a popular radio station) and of course, he was interviewed and he talked how about he always closes his eyes on stage. LOL I guess, he hasn't let go of that habit.
seegrim: paolo liverpool O2seegrim on August 4th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenny! (Sorry it took me so long to reply.)

dragonsangel68: TW - Rob Leatherdragonsangel68 on July 21st, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
Sounds like you two had an absolutely wonderful weekend!
seegrimseegrim on August 4th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jen!
maureenmaureen on July 21st, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a great time. I'm always up for a music festival and it's great to meet LJ folks live and in person. Good for you guys!
nbaeker: gigglesnortnbaeker on July 21st, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
*lmao* side note: I read that as "live and in prison"

You made my morning.

seegrimseegrim on August 4th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Maureen!
Embellishedembe11ished on July 21st, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had so much fun!
seegrimseegrim on August 4th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Me too! Thank you!
nbaeker: sheldon peace outnbaeker on July 21st, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)

also I totally said to Shar that you'd meet him! (behold my powers!)

Seriously. Glad you had fun.... glad youre home. I missed you guys.
seegrimseegrim on August 4th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your powers worked!

Now if only we could do something about helping Paul to get a job! :D
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Celtic Heartjandjsalmon on July 21st, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)

I'm SO SO glad you're home! And I'm glad you got to have a weekend just for YOU (and Carrie, and Paolo)! And he talked to you!! HEE!!

Yeah - I'm almost as squeeful as you are and I wasn't even there! HEE! Shar kept giving us play by plays - "Celeste is screaming in my ear..." and it was just a fun day all round. :D

Glad you're home though. Missed you both tons!
seegrimseegrim on July 22nd, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Yup. He talked to me. I wish I would have thought to tell him I liked his music or something, but I was all speechless.

I'm so glad you got a few smiles out of this. :D
Embellishedembe11ished on July 21st, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
I thought I should let you know that the copy of Sunny Side Up I had ordered arrived today. I've already listened to it three times. I like it a lot at third listen. While I doubt I'll be as big a fan as you (is that even possible?), I suspect I'll end up a fan to some degree. So consider me another convert. Now I think I'll have to get my hands on the other album too. Thank you for the recommendation! :)
seegrimseegrim on July 22nd, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)

My job is done!

I love that you like it!

I can't remember where you are geographically, but he'll be touring the US for the next two months! Tickets (if you don't buy them at a festival) are relatively inexpensive.

.:Sandra:.: Paolo2anduial on July 21st, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
I am *so* jealous right now! I wanna meet Paolo! :D
seegrimseegrim on July 22nd, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
It was pretty cool. :)
O Demanding One: Encourage: ♥ You ROCK!heyurs on July 24th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)

I already screamed on another post somewhere else, but I can be happy again! :D You ladies look so lovely and happy! I am so glad you had a ball!

I can't believe that is you and him up there! :O! :O! OHMYGOOOOSH! You lucky-duck thing, YOU! HAHAHAHAHA! WOOT! xD

*grabs you & dances* ♥

seegrimseegrim on August 4th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
You sure can be happy again! I'm happy every time I think of my meeting Carrie and Paolo!
O Demanding One: Express: Bear Hugglesheyurs on August 4th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)

A treasured memory fer sher. :D I know I've said this, too, hon, but you REALLY did deserve it. ♥


slitherhither: weasley_twinsslitherhither on August 16th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
How did I miss commenting on this and your other recent lj posts? I love the pictures of Paolo, and especially the fact that YOU got to be close enough to him to take them, but my favorite is the one of you and Carrie looking all happy and girlfriend-y together. It's THE BEST thing ever.
seegrimseegrim on August 17th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)

I agree, SH. The best part of the weekend was Carrie. :)

Paolo was merely the icing on the cake. (Really, really good icing, mind you).