Friday, June 22, 2018

life lately: kathy griffin, lea michele, and aly & aj


Ahh, summer. Can you believe the season has officially begun? Like many people, I absolutely adore this time of year. It's hard not to, with sunshine, carefree days, and lots of activities to look forward to. Though summertime is just beginning (in fact, today is the first official day of summer)....my life has been pretty busy lately. There have been lots of nights out and even a few concerts thrown into the mix. So today, I wanted to take a moment and share some recent highlights.

Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off Tour


Not to get too political here, but I am a huge fan of Kathy Griffin. I have been for years and years - and it has always been on my bucket list to see her perform live. Unfortunately, getting tickets was always difficult because the shows would either sell out quickly or it was totally out of my price range. After the fallout (when he-who-must-not-be-named had a hissy fit over a comedian being comedic), I knew it was important to see her. So, I signed up for a mailing list to buy tickets as soon as they went on sale. I am so glad I did....it was an incredible night. Kathy performed for nearly three hours and was hilarious. She talked about everything that had happened to her since the picture scandal (and honestly, it was shocking and upsetting) but kept it funny by peppering in celebrity stories and personal anecdotes. Kathy is charismatic, charming, and an absolutely delight to watch. No wonder she had the audience in the palm of her hand the entire time. The best part? According to Forbes, her latest tour could earn up to four million dollars. Score one for the redhead. 


Lea Michele and Darren Criss Concert


Glee is still one of my all-time favourite shows. I have re-watched it many times and own every single song from the series. Obsessed? Of course! (In fact, several years back, I actually went on a tour of Paramount Studios when they where they were filming the show. You can read all about it here!) Which is why I simply had to attend a concert featuring two Glee alum, Lea Michele and Darren Criss. It was a sold out show and the crowd was beyond excited. Overall, the evening was a mixed experience for me. While I absolutely loved hearing Lea sing songs from her two albums, Glee, and a few Broadway tunes....Darren's set left something to be desired. So that aspect of the evening was a bit of a letdown but on a better note, I was totally in awe of Lea Michele's talent. She is incredible and note perfect, even live.

Aly & AJ Concert


It was a sleepy Wednesday night when my husband and I headed to the city for an Aly and AJ concert. Though all I wanted was to go to sleep (I was currently recovering from a back injury and felt the beginnings of a cold coming on)....we pressed on and headed to the venue. It was a long wait. Though we got there after the doors were supposed to open, they kept everyone waiting outside for ages, and then left everyone waiting inside for ages. The doors were at 8pm but they didn't come on stage until 10pm and there was no opening act to fill the space. Sigh! So, of course, I was not in a great mood by that point. Yet, by the time they had started the second song of the evening, I was on cloud nine. They were fantastic. Aly and AJ sounded amazing and really showcased their musical talent. The best part? When they played Potential Breakup Song for the encore. The crowd was so enthusiastic that they decided to sing it for a second time! I have never had that happen at any concert before and it was awesome.


That is a little peek at my life lately. It has been busy (in a good way) and I have been trying to make the most of the warm weather and activities taking place all over the city. If this is how my summer is starting....I can't wait to see what the next couple of months have in store.

What have you been up to lately? Are you excited for summer?

36 comments:

  1. Wow such a great read,nice photos too.

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  2. Oh my gosh! I'm so jealous you got to go to Lea and Darren's concert. I didn't even know they do that kind of thing. I was a huge fan of Glee, and still belt out Don't Stop Believing like I'm Lea:) And still devastated about Corey Monteith:(
    And yay for seeing Kathy Griffin as well. I'm a huge fan of her comedy as well...more so after that fallout. So sad how everyone was quick to abandon her after that fiasco.
    Have a fab weekend:)

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    1. Yessss, I love that you do that! Glee was SUCH a good show and I feel the same way. It still hurts to think about Corey :(

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  3. Great makeup dear, how i would love to attend such a concert

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    1. I hope you are able to see some great shows this summer!

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  4. Omg I totally forgot about Aly and AJ. I used to love them when I was young. They really deserved a chance to shine.
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    1. Me too! I've been a fan for such a long time so it was awesome to see them back and making music together!
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  5. Hello
    Thanks God you have the oportunity to see all of your favourite stars. 3 hours show, i cant believe it. The other 2 hours waiting thats to much. But at the end you loved it and thats its what really matters.
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    1. It is definitely wonderful to be able to see people you admire. I feel very lucky!

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  6. Gorgeous post honey, I hope you had a great time! And you look stunning.

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  8. Sounds like you've had a great summer so far. I'm not really a concert goer, because of what you just explained - all the waiting etc. and I don't know of any artist at the moment that I would like to listen to for let's say 3hrs in a row. But I'm so happy for you because I can really feel how special all these events were for you <3 Thank you for your kind comments on my blog!

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    1. Oh for sure. The waiting can be so frustrating! I didn't use to mind as much when I was younger but now that I am older...I have other things to do, haha. Thank you so much :)

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  9. Seems like you had a wonderful time to go see your favorite stars.

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  10. Ohh, they seem really great events, I like Lea! The pics are awesome ^^ I'm happy finally summer is here although mosquitos love to bite me xD But I'm all the time swimming at the pool, I love that!
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    1. She is so wonderful and sounded amazing live! Oh my gosh, I hear you on the mosquitoes. They can be vicious!

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  11. Great post dear
    Have a nice day

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  12. It's so great you got to see the comedian and the concert in such a short period of time. I'm not a great fan of either of those, but I always know how excited I get when I am able to see any one of my favourites. You look so cute with your husband btw.
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    1. It is definitely exciting when you are able to see someone you enjoy! Thank you :)

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