My BBF @tipsy_daisy and I sped up to Seattle last Wednesday night after work to meet up with @twikiwi50, @red_bella, and @kitty_elvis for dinner in Seattle. After dinner we of course had to get pictures at Escala since it was across the street. Unfortunately there were no sightings of Fifty but we did get some strange looks from people as we took pictures outside the building.
|@twikiwi50, me, @kitty_elvis|
@kintail joined up with us and it was fun meeting other 100 Monkey fans as we waited.
They played 3 songs and then signed autographs.
When it was over we headed over to Macaroni Grill for a late lunch. Yum.
|I like that you can color on the table at Macaroni Grill!|
|@twikiwi50 had never seen a parking pay station like this. She was cracking up!|
We had to be at Chop Suey an hour early to wait a bit until they let us in to meet the boys. @twikiwi had an extra M&G ticket and she included our new friend @mrsbowiejackson from Bosie, ID in too!
I was a bit nervous and sometimes I say really dumb things when I'm nervous. I didn't want to be a that creepy fan girl. I had left over Toy Story bracelets from my grandson's 2nd birthday party and decided to give them to the guys because my little guy loves to listen to 100 Monkeys and loves Toy Story. I told them that every time we are in the car he says, "Gammy...listen to ohohoh song." which is Orson Brawl. They really seemed interested in what I had to say and they were like "Really, that's cool." When I handed out the bracelets they were like I want Buzz, I want Woody. Ben G. said that he could make a comment about Woody and I said "It's Toy Story guys, we're keeping it clean." They laughed.
|Photo by @twikiwi50 - if you look closely you can see the Woody bracelet that I gave him|
I got to spend a couple of minutes talking to Ben J. and Jerad. I wanted to know what key Invisible Monsters is in because I love the key board part in the beginning and I wanted my daughter to figure out how to play it and then teach me. She said it is easier for her if she knows what key to start with. I told them that she was a music major and they thought it was cool. Then it got a bit crazy rushed so we could have pictures and then have to head out so the next group could come in.
|Here is our group - @tipsy_daisy, Ben J, Me, Jerad, @kintail, Jackson, @red_bella, Ben G, @twiKiwi50, Uncle Larry, Megan, @mrsbowiejackson|
Once we could head into the bar area we rushed in to claim seats at the front so we didn't have to stand all night. Then I noticed that @twikiwi50 was standing outside the bar in front of me. Apparently you need a passport for ID. They only accept ID from the US or Canada. I actually started to get a bit teary eyed because it is a stupid law and you couldn't have drinks outside the bar area. Fortunately @red_bella took charge and talked to the manager and @twikiwi50 was able to get in. We had lots of fun!
|Silly Monkey trying to go swimming in Rum & Coke!|
|Me, @tipsy_daisy,@red_bella, @twikiwi50|
|This pic reminded me of Liquid Zoo.|
Friday my hubs and I headed over to Spokane (5 hour drive) to visited his best friend and his family because 100 Monkeys just happened to be having a show there on Saturday Night. I had contacted the venue earlier to get handicapped seating because my hubs needed it and we got to go in the venue before anyone else. WIN! We got front center seats in the bar area. I saved seats for @chrisranberg (aka Rottymama) and @kintail. This was the first show that there was actually a decent number of guys at the show and I took 2. I'm glad that their fan base is expanding. It may have been because of Twilight that got me to see them in the first place but it is their music and showmanship that keeps me going.
|My hubs and friend waiting for show to start|
|100 Monkeys makes Chris and I smile!|
My crazy fun weekend isn't over. On Sunday morning we headed home. I had planned to meet with with @twikiwi50, @StarlitViolets, @musingbella, @tipsy_daisy for dinner in Olympia. Our usual 5 hour drive ended up being over 7 because of an accident at Snoqualmie Pass on I-90 but finally we met up with the girls and had a wonderful time talking and enjoying each other's company. After a bit they wanted to go sing some Karaoke but I was really tired after my whirlwind weekend and headed home.
|Me, @musingbella, @starlitviolets, @twikiwi50, @tipsy_daisy|