Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wastin away again in Gulf Shores: Concert for the Coast and 30 Day Blog Challenge!

This past weekend, I had the most amazing time at Jimmy Buffett's Concert for the Coast!
I had originally planned on traveling down to the Gulf Coast on Saturday (it's about a 4-5 hour drive from North Mississippi), but due to some car issues (and a VERY sweet boy!), I made it Sunday about 11:30 am! My friends and I had lunch and then went to the beach to wait for the concert to start! The beach opened at 3 and the concert started at 5. During the wait, we got t-shirts and had some Landshark (which is bottled in the best city in the country JACKSONVILLE Florida! I'm not biased or anything haha).
Here is our view of the stage. We had pretty dang good seats! Since no chairs (or coolers or cameras) we allowed, we spread out some beach towels.
Here I am waiting for Jimmy! The funny thing about the crowd-it looked like a big "which SEC school are you a fan of?" competition! There were TONS of Alabama, Auburn, LSU fans...and quite a few Florida State fans. Look closely and you can see I repped my Gators with my huggie!

I heard there were about 50,000 people at this concert! I'm not sure if that's true but there sure were a ton of people!
Here I am with Same Sweet Girl from Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle! She was SO SO sweet to send me an extra ticket she had! I had such a blast at the concert and I was so excited to meet her!! She is such a sweetheart!
Jimmy Buffett!!!
I didn't see or smell any oil on the Gulf Shores Public Beach where the concert was, but there are tar balls a little farther down the beach. I follow BP Oil on Twitter to keep up to date on the oil response.

Now on to Days 6 and 7 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge! I had of work to catch up on so I couldn't blog yesterday.
For Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive...the first time someone, we'll call him J, said "I love you". St. Augustine, Florida on a dock overlooking the river while "Fishin' in the Dark".
"You and me going fishin' in the dark
lying on our backs and countin' the stars
where the cool grass grows
Down by the river in the full moon light
we'll be fallin in love in the middle of the night
Just moving slow
Staying the whole night through
Feels so good to be with you."
Day 7: 5 Things you can't live without:
I picked material things for this...obviously I would pick my family and friends first!
1. My BlackBerry Storm. We are BFFs and attached at the hip haha!
2. My sunglasses...so many pairs...it's a problem. But no matter which pair I'm wearing that day, I'm never without them.
3. The beach. It's where I feel happiest and most alive.
4. College football season...it's my favorite season!
5. My ipod touch that holds all my tunes that I rock out to in the truck haha!

I hope y'all had an amazing weekend!
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  1. Yay!!!! So good to meet you girl! :) I'm so glad you have a picture because George took a video of us with mine instead of a picture so I didn't have one! LOL

  2. WHAT a great concert.. on the beach? LUCKY!! I can't wait to meet some of my blog friends.. I wish I could just push a button and all of you were in my living room for movie and game night!!! :)

  3. Ah, so jealous of the concert! Glad you had a great time!

  4. lucky lucky girl!!!!!! I love me some Jimmy!!! looks like you had a great ime!!!

  5. It's so awesome you got to go! I watched the concert on CMT, and was wondering were everyone's drinks were when they did the crowd shots-never seen empty hands at a Jimmy Buffett concert-ha! I guess the no coolers explains it. Glad you had a great time and got to meet a blogging buddy!

  6. I watched a little bit of the concert on CMT Sunday evening! Great pictures!! I might get on a little bit of this 30 Day Blog Challenge!! Neat idea!

  7. Just have to follow! I was at the concert too! My husband and I actually had Amy's other two tickets! We tried all night to meet up with her and the group but we had horrible hit and miss cell phone reception! It was a such a great concert! So excited that you live next door (hahah, Mississippi, we're in Mobile, AL). My husband and I are both Gators! Love the picture on your sidebar. We both went to UF and are huge fans! Anyway, so excited to read more.

    Have a great one!