Well last Sunday night, in honor of Jon’s 29th birthday, and because I loooove them, Jon and I left the girls with Aunt L. and headed out to the Iroquois Amphitheater to watch Sublime with Rome live in concert. Now I know, if you’re like I was originally you might be thinking Sublime with Rome??? Why, that’s an insult to Sublime (and consequently Bradley Knowell’s memory! But I can assure you it is not…or if it is I simply leaned my head back, closed my eyes and enjoyed the sweet sweet tunes of my favorite band of all time. Their new lead singer sounds just like Brad and, in my opinion, they honor his memory by continuing to play the tunes he poured his soul into. Rome doesn’t try to be Bradley, but he certainly sounds enough like him.
It. Was. Awesome.
Jon and I laughed, danced (well, I did anyway), sang, and all together enjoyed just being together without having to say “Come Back Here” 100 billion times before getting pissed and heading back to the car. No, instead we were allowed to stay out as late as we wanted, drink a little too much (well, I did anyway) and fall asleep contented in each other’s arms.
It is so rare for us to have any opportunity to enjoy life sans kids, so we made sure we took full advantage of it!
Sublime with Rome had two opening bands, Elephant Room and The Ville Billies, both rock-rap bands that had me scratching my head in confusion as to what their music had to do with Sublime. Needless to say I kept drinking those Jameson & crans until their opening sets were over. Not that they were bad, they weren’t, they just aren’t my style of music and I was there only for Sublime with Rome.
After the opening sets, the sticky hot July air filled with the sweet sounds of Sublime with Rome and the smell of someone enjoying a mary-jane cigarette much to the chagrin of the officers on duty that night. The beats kept coming for nearly 3 hours and with the exception of their new stuff I didn’t miss a beat, even my husband, who knows my love for Sublime, was surprised by the fact that I knew every. single. word. Me? Well, there might have been a few moments when I was goofy and cried tears of happy. I was giddy. Full of joy. And thankful for the opportunity to share this with my husband.
After the concert, I was starving so we headed to what is quickly becoming our go-to after concert restaurant, Steak & Shake (romantic, I know), for cheese fries and a huge BBQ bacon burger. We made it home around 1:45am and even though we had to get up way early for work and King’s Island (more on that tomorrow), it was worth every minute of exhaustion the next day. We also realized we need to start making time for us in terms of date nights more often…even if it’s not as awesome as a concert.
Do you and your significant other go on date nights?
This month I’m participating in Project Marriage’s July Challenge: Date Night, you can too! Learn more at Life without Pink!