Sunday, June 10, 2012
Oh Seattle, how I adore you xoxo
The path to Seattle took a bit longer than I expected. We had to change planes in Las Vegas, where I experienced my very first slot machine! haha Then it was on to Seattle where we finally touched down after an entire day of traveling.
My first reaction to Seattle: everything is so GREEN! and look at all those Christmas trees!! haha This Texas girl is so used to flat & brown. The scenery was definitely a nice change from the norm. After we got nestled into our hotel we took a gander around the city. One thing I noticed about Seattle is how friendly everyone is. It was rare we came across someone who was rude or just downright inconsiderate. I know the south usually gets the upper hand when it comes to hospitality, but I was pleasantly surprised by the graciousness of those in the pacific northwest. Good job Seattle!
Then came time to rock out! This was my third time seeing SafetySuit perform & I must say, they just keep getting better and better. Their show was at the Paramount theater in downtown Seattle, which is a historical venue. The building itself was gorgeous! I felt like I was walking into an old opera house - wait, I was! My emotions were all over the place as they performed. I was cheering, dancing, smiling the biggest smile possible, and just in awe of their talent. I love these guys so, so much.
During their performance of "These Times" I found myself tearing up a bit. I know it sounds incredibly silly to get emotional during a rock concert, but I think it was a combination of just everything in the last year building up to that moment. How I was a part of their video for the song, the message I sent out to the world, and how personal they made it for me. I definitely know times have been hard in my life, but that moment - in Seattle - is proof that it WILL get better, and it did. Thank you a million times over SafetySuit for making this trip possible and for giving me an experience I will never, ever forget.
The remainder of the trip I was on a SafetySuit high! And what better place to release that high than visiting the EMP museum. They had a Nirvana exhibit, which excited me so much. I have a fascination with 90s alternative music from the pacific northwest. My fascination extends to watching endless music documentaries from that time period. So when I got to see Dave Grohl's drum set from his time spent in Nirvana, I may have squealed a bit too loudly! I already knew much of Nirvana's history, but it was definitely awesome to see it laid out in chronological order with artifacts from the band's short, but dramatic impression it left on music history.
I feel like I blinked and we were on the plane back to Texas. The trip went by so fast! I'm not sure what I'll miss most... the cool temps that brought relief from the hot Texas sun, the delicious pastries we found on just about every street corner, the amazing concert from SafetySuit that reminded me why I adore that band so much, or the endless laughs I shared with Lena. I could not have asked for a more perfect vacation. I had a feeling I'd fall in love with that city & I did just that! Oh Seattle, how I adore you...