February 12, 2014

Something To Look Forward To

We have so many exciting things coming up within the next couple of months.  With football over and the cold weather  definitely here to stay, it helps to have events to look forward to throughout the months of February, March and April!  Here's a list of some things I'm looking forward to!
Alton Brown!  He is coming to Proctor's in Schenectady and we have great seats for the show!  Adam loves Alton Brown, he credits him as one of the people who inspired him to start cooking - so I got us tickets as part of his birthday present.  The show is supposed to be a mix of cooking demonstrations, comedy, live music and audience interaction.  I really hope Adam is one of the ones who gets to go up on stage!
Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band ... Hootie anyone?  I didn't actually buy tickets to this show but my friend had an extra one and asked me if I wanted to go.  I really like Darius Rucker and I have never been to actual country concert; I think I'm going to have to wear my cowboy boots that I bought in Missouri for this one!
This coming weekend is the Mac & Cheese Bowl and I am beyond excited!  I have wanted to go to this for years but for some reason I wasn't able to go the past couple - but this year we are going!  We'll be able to taste over 30 different varieties of mac and cheese from various local restaurants; and better yet - the event benefits the Regional Food Bank!
Yeezus.  Let me start off by saying that I do NOT in anyway like Kanye West, in fact apart of me would almost rather protest this event than attend.  He annoys me, it bothers me more than it should that he named his child North West and I begrudgingly like only some of his music.  But Adam is a fan, and let's be honest this concert is supposed to be a spectacle!  We were able to get pre-sale tickets so we have front row seats in the balcony which is going to give us a great view.  Regardless of my feels toward him I do like some of his music and the concert will definitely be interesting.
In mid-March Adam and I are heading to Boston for the weekend.  My sister is throwing (weight) at the East Coast Athletic Championships (ECACs) there and since she goes to school in Virginia Boston is pretty much the closest she will ever come to Albany; so we want to go, support her and also have a nice weekend in Boston.  Turns out that the weekend we will be there is also the weekend that the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show are playing at the TD Center - what luck!  I am super excited for this concert!  We also go a hotel within walking distance of the venue so overall it should be a great weekend.
Book of Mormon!  I blogged about this over Christmas and I am still just as excited!  Adam bought tickets for the three of us much earlier in the year but didn't give them to us on Christmas morning, it was first present we opened and there were screams!  The show is in mid-March at Proctors in Schenectady and should be awesome!
THE GOO GOO DOLLS ARE COMING!  I am SO EXCITED!  I know, I know but I LOVE the Goo Goo Dolls and for one reason or another have missed them the last couple of times they have come around.  This time though they are preforming their 'Otis Midnight Acoustic Session' at The Egg in the small theater.  Having seen shows in the small theater before I know this will be an awesome concert.  Adam, being the wonderful boyfriend he is, is actually going to walk to the The Egg box office the Friday the tickets go on sale to ensure that we get seats!

Bruuuuuuce!  Bruce Springsteen is coming to the Times Union Center.  At this point I am unsure of whether or not I will be able to get tickets (they go on sale while I'm in a meeting), but afterwards I am going to try.  I feel like I need to see Bruce live at least once in my life!

Adam is really excited about this concert and I am game as well.  The Hold Steady is coming to The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany, which means it will be a really intimate and fun show!

Lastly, Adam and I are going to Boston for a long weekend in July and even though it is a long way out, I am still looking forward to it.  We got a deal from the website ZOZI that offered two nights in a really nice hotel for under $200, which is a great deal!  We're staying right in the heart of downtown and we recently got tickets to the Red Sox vs. Royals game that Saturday night!  I'm really looking forward to this trip and seeing a game at Fenway.