Mystery Date Revealed-

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Last week Rosanna told me to keep Thursday the 16th open.  No racing, no training, no yard work (like I do that anyway) because she had a date planned out for us. 

“Where are we going?”

“Not tellin’ ”

Now, I must admit, I wasn’t worried at all.  She is quite the planner and I knew whatever it was she had planned for us, it would kick ass. 

I hopped in the passenger side of her car and we headed east on 520.  Side note: I don’t miss this commute at all.  I am SO glad we moved out of Kirkland.  Traffic was absolutely brutal.  I started tossing out thoughts of where were going…  Fishing?  Cow Tipping?  Shooting range?  Red Hook outdoor movie?  I was wrong on all counts.

COUNTING CROWS.  Hells yes!  Ro got us tickets to the Marymoor outdoor venue with Adam Duritz just killing it.

God I love this band.


After a dinner of beer, cheesesteak sandwiches, fries and more beer we settled down on the grass for the show.

From Adam Duritz’ blog-

I know you’re all used to showing up at 8:30 or 9PM for concerts that started at 7. It’s understandable. You’re there  to see YOUR band and you’re showing up when you think they’re  gonna play, right? Well, starting on Thursday July 16th at  Marymoor Amphitheatre in Redmond, Washington, that’s all going to change.

Ladies and Gentlemen, at 7:15PM, when the curtain goes up on *The Saturday Night Rebel Rockers Traveling Circus & Medicine  Show*, *Augustana* AND *Counting Crows* are all going to be  walking out onstage together and that show is going to start with EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US onstage singing and playing our brains out. We’ll do a few songs together and then it may be *Counting Crows* that plays the first set alone. I don’t know  exactly how the shows going to run every night. It’ll  definitely be different a few days later in Friant, CA when  *Michael Franti & Spearhead* join up. It’ll probably be  different every night. The only thing I know for sure is that  EVERY show on this tour is going to start with EVERYONE onstage together and we’re going to all be running on & off stage all night playing on each others songs and playing songs all together and basically just playing whenever we feel like playing. So you get my point, right?


Cuz when the curtain rises…THE CIRCUS BEGINS

Holy Heck that was awesome.  I should have the video or audio of the show soon if anyone wants a copy.  A great version of both Miami and Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby last night that I really want to listen to again.

Thanks for the great night, Ro.  Ice fishing next weekend? :-)

2 Responses to “Mystery Date Revealed-”

  • One of my favorite nights ever! xoxo

    Rosanna — July 18, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • You have an awesome wife!! Way to kick it Rosanna!

    carrie — July 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm
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