Monday, August 10, 2009

real. fun. weekend.

The most common response I got was, "Lauren, you are insane." The second most common response was "Ok, they are not THAT good." These were my responses I got when everyone asked me what I was doing this past weekend. Because my answer was simply "I am going to Indiana to see the Killers. For the 3rd time in 3 states and 2 months." The first response is definitely true. The second response is just crazy talk. They ARE that good. To me. If they weren't, I would not put this much energy into making sure I am at every show within a day's driving distance. Crazy? Absolutely :-)

So Saturday afternoon, after deciding to actually do this about 3 days before, Caleb, Sarah, her husband Jeremy, and myself headed out to a little town called Elizabeth, Indiana for the Horseshoe Casino. We received our tickets in the mail the day before, just in time, and were ready to go!!

With the sacred tickets in hand of course....

So we get to the show pretty early because it was General Admission and we wanted as close to the stage as we could get. So we are following the directions that Mapquest gave us and we start to get somewhat worried because we are driving, driving, driving and see nothing but corn fields. Then all of a sudden...BAM! A Casino! In the middle of a freakin' corn field! And that is no exaggeration. Anyway it was pretty bad ass because they had signs and banners of The Killers up all over for the show. Just in case you want to know what they looked like....

There ya go. Anywho as we were walking up, Sarah and I were really psyched. We were actually in Indiana about to see the Killers. Again. Ha.

So we get in. First order of business. Drink stand. Duh. So after a combination of Miller Chill, Miller Genuine Draft, a Long Island Ice Tea, a Margarita, a Bacardi w/ Pineapple Juice, and a Strawberry Vodka Lemonade (among ALL of us, not just me ha) we were ready to find our spots. At this point it is about an hour before the OPENING band comes on. So we have to keep ourselves entertained. With just a camera. Ha ha. Don't worry I will spare you those pictures. At this point, it is 95 degrees outside and we are surrounded by about 1,000 people crowded up shoulder to shoulder at the stage. And it was still a good hour and a half before our boys were up. I honestly cannot remember being that sweaty or hot in my entire life.

But I had a sweet boyfriend to keep me company. And Jeremy had me laughing just about the whole time. So FINALLY the sun went down and the tunes turned up. They ROCKED it. Each show just gets better and better. In case you want to see my future husband, Brandon Flowers (lead singer) you are:

He is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. And has the voice of an angel. No doubt. Oh and my favorite thing? They have this K that they put on the stage that lights up during songs. Pretty bad ass. Take a lookie:

After the show, and what I can only consider somewhat of an out-of-body experience for me, lol, we decided since we were there...why not hit some slot machines! I thought I would feel like such an adult, and I did, so we gave it a whirl....

As soon as that second picture was taken, I realized I had lost my debit card. In a CASINO. Shit. But oh well. No fraudulent charges and got it cancelled, so life was good. Oh and Caleb decided to be a big spender and put in a $5 bill. He cashed out when he had won $2.25 to total $7.25. woop woop.

The whole weekend was a total success. It started out fun when I went out Friday night with John's sister, Kelly, whom I love to death and had an absolute freakin' BLAST with! And at some point she will read this so Kel I just have one thing to say..."The 80's called...." lol. Sunday was spent sleeping alllll day. Cuz I hardly did all weekend. Until next time...

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