Friday, Sept. 5 - We had VIP tickets for Live on the Green tonight (their first time expanding into a weekend event) with Augustana with our friends, Wayne, Chris and Tarryn.
|Good food and drinks, clean bathrooms and front row views of Augustana in action. You gotta love VIP tickets at Live on the Green in downtown Nashville. Always a good time.|
Note the date at the bottom of the Twitter post above. Well, that tweet worked pretty well! I tweeted in February and it became a reality in September!
|The angelically-voiced LP wowed the crowd at Live on the Green with a full hour of songs from her debut album. Lots of folks knew the words to her songs and lots more folks became instant fans after her incredible performance.|
Sept. 12 - 13: We celebrated Ashlee's birthday weekend in two different cities. We had dinner at Alleia in Chattanooga on Friday with her family and some friends, and at Suzy Wong's House of Yum in Nashville on Saturday with a bunch of other friends. And the Baskins Robbins ice cream cake I got her was the bomb, ya'll!
September 19-21: We took a quick trip out to Denver, Colorado for a Grace Potter and the Nocturnals show at Red Rocks Amphitheater (BUCKET LIST - CHECK!)
We flew in after work on Friday night along with our friends, Wayne and Bridgette. This was our first time in downtown Denver and we had a great time exploring a bit on Saturday morning before the show including some shopping at the huge REI flagship store.
|Red Rocks is a natural park that just happens to have an awesome amphitheater in it as well. We saw a beautiful heard of mule deer as we hiked up to the venue entrance from the parking lot.|
|It was an anxious crowd waiting for the gates to open.|
|Ship Rock to the south (photo above), Creation Rock to the north and Stage Rock behind the performers make up the amazing set of "walls" to this natural amphitheater.|
|We are just out of this shot (courtesy of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals) behind the mixing boards. There's not a bad seat in the place, but we were dead center for the whole amazing show, their first as headliners here.|
|The Maiden of the Mountain was another massive stone obelisk that we passed during our hike.|