The last few days have been the most fun I've had in a long time. The holiday weekend was perfect- spent in the sun with cold beer and the best friends a girl could ask for. And the work week has been even better!
Tuesday night I went to the U2 concert at Soldier Field, which was the best concert I've ever seen. Bono and his leather pants in 85 degree heat are a sight to see. Aside from a great show, I love how my being there even came to fruition. On Saturday I was working at the rooftop and had a group of three guys sit down in my section. One of them, Peter, was shamelessly hitting on me, but to the point that it was hilarious and not creepy. Maybe he was serious, but he was so over the top about it that it made me laugh. So after about an hour of serving and getting to know these guys, Peter tells me I should take their extra ticket and go to the U2 concert with them. Normally I would never do something like that since my overprotective mother raised me to be completely neurotic and paranoid about becoming a Dateline special. But I usually have a good sense about people, and these guys didn't give the vibe that they were going to murder me and dispose of my body in Lake Michigan. And so I happily obliged. I mean c'mon, it's Bono.
[Bono and The Edge work the stage.]
I have never had such a great time with a group of people I didn't know. I think these guys are exactly how my friends and I will be when we get older- reassuring that the fun doesn't have to stop! They dubbed me "4th Ticket" and assured me I'd be their fourth ticket to other events. I hope they make good on it! After the show we couldn't find a cab anywhere, so we ended up taking a load off at a bar. It was some bar/lounge I'd never heard of before, and we were literally the only white people in the entire place. Was interesting being the minority for once! Within minutes of arriving, Peter was buying shots for the whole bar, Dennis was paying the DJ to spin Electric Avenue and 80s for me, and a good time was had by all. A very random, fun night.
|[With my new friend Dennis at U2.]|
And last night, the bender continued. Jackie and I had plans to go see Bridesmaids, until I got a text from my friend Matt. He got a table at the last minute for the Studio Paris grand opening, along with a dinner reservation at Paris Club beforehand. Oh and the table is next to the stage where Cee Lo would be performing later that evening. Don't mind if I do! Last night was a good reason to wait for Bridesmaids on DVD. Dinner was fantastic, as was the company, and our table was literally a few feet from Cee Lo. He only sang like four songs because I think that's how many he has total, but it was great and very fun nonetheless.
["If I was richer, I'd still be with ya..."]
|[Thanks for the best Wednesday ever, Matt!]|
The bender ends today because I have to work tonight and should probably rest a little bit before I head to Sin City on Sunday. I can't believe how much fun I'm having lately- I hope the Summer of Alessia continues through the end of September!