Monday, March 25, 2013

Snapshots of MUSE

If you read this blog you probably know that I love music. Luckily, so does Kyle. We also love to travel. So as often as we can we like to combine those two loves.

For Christmas this past year, Kyle was mentioning how much "stuff" he has and how few things he wanted when everyone began asking. So I decided to make the majority of his present concert tickets. Oftentimes when I look for tickets during a specific time-frame, there isn't anyone great playing. This time though, I got very lucky and found MUSE tickets in St. Louis for the day after his birthday! How perfect is that?!?

Anyhow, we had to wait for a while, but it was well worth it. We drove down after lunch and checked into our hotel. We drove straight to the SLU Campus to the Chaifetz Arena where the show was taking place. It was a really nice, new facility with a lot of concession options. Normally we would find a restaurant, but we were too hungry to wait! 

We found our seats and for once were seated next to nice normal people who didn't take off their clothes, throw things or spill on us! On one side we had two teenagers who were brother and sister. They were actually there for the music and were really nice and were enjoying the show. On the other side was a group of guys in their late 30s who had driven from Nashville for the show. Which turns out to be the same amount of time as it took us to get there from Lawrence. They were nice and friendly. They were really into the music as well, so it was great!

The show was fantastic! I had always heard that they were great live, but to actually experience it is something else! :) They played a bunch of my favorites {from 2004! haha} as well as some new stuff. The visuals of the show were amazing and the sound was incredible! They sounded just like they do on the album, but you know it was live. 

Many of their songs are really dramatic and political and they displayed the lyrics in lights so people were singing along and it was really cool. I felt very connected to the rest of the crowd, which isn't something that always happens. Kyle enjoyed his present both in the spirit of Christmas and his birthday. Plus we got him a cool shirt for his collection. :)

We had a great time and went to sleep with our ears ringing.

The worst part of the trip was that a bunch of young guys came into their room {right next to us} at 3 am and were EXTREMELY loud. I can't even put into words how loud they were. I called the front desk and apparently a bunch of other people on the floor were too. Luckily the guy at the front desk took care of it. I want people to be happy and have a good time, but it's just not ok to do that! 

The next day we drove back, deciding not to explore anymore. We wanted to spend some time relaxing at home. Plus we had Spring Break coming up a week later {post coming soon!}.

 It was probably the shortest "trip" I've written about, but it was really nice.

I highly recommend both MUSE and the Chaifetz Arena!

What is the best concert you've ever been to?

All for now,


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