Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I know some of you did because I’ve already been reading about them! A whole lot of birthday’s were celebrated: Emily‘s dad, Em‘s bf’s and Jayme‘s sister and Jen went to the spa as part of her gift to her mom for her birthday. There seems to be a lot of August birthdays out there!
As any of my regular readers know, yesterday I didn’t post because I was at Z103′s Summer Rush Concert. A bunch of my Zumba girls and I went down to Dartmouth to see the show – but most importantly see Pitbull! And yes, this was my second Pitbull concert in the past 30 days. A very odd but true fact.
My carload of cool peeps arrived on the scene around 3pm, meet up with the rest of our group that was already there and started texting everyone else who was still on their way so they’d know where to find us
When the concert started first up was Alyssa Reid
She really didn’t impress me, she came out and for the first couple songs really acted like she was totally board. I thought the opening act was supposed to pump the crowd up? Well she certainly didn’t pump anyone in our group up. I like a few of her songs but really, try to at least act like you’re happy to be singing in your own concert for goodness sake!
The second act was Emily Osment, who I really didn’t know until I found out she played Hannah Montana’s bff on the show. Sadly, I voluntarily watch children’s shows so that piece of info at least told me what she looked like. While I didn’t know any of her songs, I really, really enjoyed her set. She was cute, peppy and has a good voice. Good job Lilly Truscott, good job.
Lilly Emily, was JRDN (Pronounced Jordan) who is a Nova Scotia native who grew up right in Halifax. I had certainly heard of JRDN before but wasn’t sure of any of his songs, but ended up knowing most of the songs he played. This was another surprise and was actually one of my fav acts of the day!
Summer Rush was clearly keeping things mostly Canadian with this tour as the next act was Mia Martina a singer from New Brunswick. I only knew who she was because one of my friends told me a couple of the songs she sings. She was a good performer but I really couldn’t concentrate on her, I was too busy watching her two dancers that showed up wearing the outfit was had planned to wear yesterday
Danny Fernandes and his dancers were up next, and they were really fun to watch as they had lots of awesome choreography that I liked. My only question was regarding Danny’s outfit. He was wearing coveralls that had suspenders on them…why would you need suspenders on coveralls? My only explanation is if you were to wear them as pants and left the top part hanging so you’d need suspenders to keep them up? Chances are they were only there for interest’s sake and have no purpose at all, but I really couldn’t help but wonder about them.
Our next act came all the way from the west coast (British Columbia) – These Kids Wear Crowns. This is the act that we all were wandering around saying, “Who are these guys??” But when they got on stage we found out they are the group that recently covered Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and had a few other songs that we recognized too. The most amazing thing for me was the moves that the lead singer was able to execute on stage while wearing flip-flops. I seriously would have fallen off the stage, or at least on my face if I attempted doing what he did.
Then it was time for another Nova Scotia act with Classifed.
Now when I say this please know that I really like hip hop/rap music. Some of my all time fav tunes are rap and hip hop but man, Classifed ruined my hearing. They were SO crazy loud that I actually still have a faint ringing in my ears nearly 24 hours later. I guess when they tell you to take ear plugs to concerts they actually mean it
By the time Classifed was finished it was getting dark so my photo clarity went down the tubes. At any rate, next up was the act that I think 1/2 of the crowd came to see – Marianas Trench. I like quite a few of their songs so was looking forward to seeing them as well.
Before they sang “Beside You” they picked two girls out of the audience and challenged them to try to drink 2 liters of warm milk before the song was over. Whomever finished their milk first would win Josh Ramsay’s tie. They gave the girls their milk and a garbage can and Josh told them to stay close to the garbage can incase, “What I think might happen, happens.” The girls started chugging the milk and seemed to be doing pretty good for the first half of the song. Then they started slowing down. They started putting their hands on their chest, and then….they puked. On stage. In front of 8000 people. How mortifying. So neither one of them ended up winning the tie. Hopefully the guys gave them something for trying!
Let me tell you something though, if you’ve never seen Marianas Trench live before, man alive can that Joel scream. Like really scream, and for a long period of time. He must destroy his vocal chords with every concert they play! Yikes. I hope he drinks a lot of tea afterwards to settle that throat.
Then…the time came that we had been waiting about 8 hours for – Mr 305 – Mr Worldwide -Pitbull!
We were pretty crammed together but my girls did their best to do Zumba during a bunch of the songs, it was pretty frigging cool. I’ve got videos but I don’t feel comfortable posting them publicly online for everyone to see so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
The concert wrapped up around 11:30 and we actually didn’t have much difficulty getting back to the car and home to the valley. I suppose since there were only 8000 people there it was quite a bit smaller than most concerts. We were SO happy that one of my friends that I was travelling with had brought food with her because we were starving (we ate before we went in at 2pm and I don’t think any of the people I travelled with ate anything the whole time we were at the concert) so we spent the one hour drive back to the valley talking and eating granola bars, nibs and crispy minis.
I got home around 1:15am and pretty much crashed in my bed and was dead to the world until later this morning.
Today has been pretty low-key. J had to work and I didn’t feel like doing much so I worked on a project on the computer, did some laundry and that, is pretty much it. Now I’m off to have a bath and hang with the fella until bedtime.