I have 4 major things on my bucket list. One being that I wanted to be evacuated from one of my favorite rides at Disneyland. This happened in September and I was probably the happiest camper walking off the Haunted Mansion! Another is to get a hand drawn tattoo by Corey Miller. I have emailed him, multiple times, with no reply. One day, though! Another big one is to ride in a hot air balloon, preferably over somewhere gorgeous like Napa or Temecula. I want to end it with the breakfast and champagne.... ahhhh!
I also had on my bucket list to see Jack Johnson live in concert. I fell in love with his music back in 2003/4 when I first heard him and over the last 7 years I have listened to his CDs more than any other artist. I use his music when I am sad to cheer me up, when I am upset to calm my emotions, when I am angry to calm my nerves, when I am on a road trip or cruising on the PCH, pretty much anytime. His music feeds my soul, but he only ever played live in Hawaii! I got word he was coming to Arizona back in April and Paul told me to splurge and buy tickets to his show in October... 6 months in advance!! This was a big commitment for me, because before transplant we didn't commit to anything. So, I did the whole Ticketmaster stalking thing and got the PIT section, right up front. Of course, anyone who has read my blog for any period of time knows what all has happened between then and now! We got home late September which quickly turned into October when we realized the concert was coming up! We cashed in my mom's offer to come watch the kids so we could get out for the first time since January 30.... yes, that long.
Sunday night we got ready and headed out to Glendale... we shared some nachos and headed to the Pavilion for the concert! I had a moment of pure bliss when he walked out on stage and started singing. He was so humble and cool.... just wanted to jam with 20k of his 'friends'. We sang and danced and enjoyed him performing for almost 2 hours with no break! It was a night to always remember for me!!!
I never wanted it to end... it was amazing. The best concert I've ever seen and well worth every penny we put into it last spring! Thanks, Paul, for taking me on such an amazing night!