9/30/08

Dinner and Drinks

Before my, most exciting, night at NKOTB I met Jessi and Aaron at their home. Jessi and I were going to the concert together and Aaron had offered to drive us into Boston.

Jessi is my best friend's sister and I hadn't seen her in years. She and Aaron are engaged to be married and I had not yet had the pleasure of meeting him (although I read their blog everyday and feel like I know him). So, it was really good to see/meet the both of them.

They brought me to one of their most favorite restaurants where we ate (really AWESOME food) and chatted and ate and chatted. We gossipped (gasp - me? I know!). We laughed. It was nice.

Aaron met us at the door with the car (it was pouring) and drove our butts down to Boston - in the POURING rain. I am SO thankful he offered to drive. While I COULD have handled it, I am really glad I didn't have to. I was tense enough riding down in the backseat (and NOT because of Aaron's driving, just the rain).

I think all of Jessi's blog readers swoon a bit every time we read a post about something wonderful Aaron did. Now I get it :)

When we got to The Garden, Jessi and I waited outside for my (soon-to-be) sister-in-law, Andrea, and people watched. I was truly amazed at the women coming into the concert (and I mean WOMEN, I honestly could have counted the number of men at the show on two hands...the number of STRAIGHT men could have been done on ONE hand...maybe even just a few of those fingers). We were pretty close to the youngest women there. We saw every walk of life, though. I saw old women with saggy boobs in their original NKOTB tank top...I saw young women in new NKOTB-wear....I saw gay men...I saw a man that was, obviously, dragged their by his girlfriend (or whatever) and was VERY unhappy to be there...it was interesting...

As soon as we got into The Garden we saw the most yummy looking, frozen cocktails in "glasses" as tall as my kids. Soon enough, Jessi and I were on the hunt. 3 flights of stairs, 20 minutes in line and $12 later we had the most delicious margaritas...that were gone before NKOTB even hit the stage :) Yummy!

And you all know how much we enjoyed the show, how we screamed like little girls...but what I didn't mention was that we (Jessi) is pretty sure that Donny heard us (her) screaming...of course, we talked about it the whole ride home...

And that was about that point in time that Aaron offered to drop her at the bus station to find her own way back:)

Good times, good times!

Thanks again, guys! Can't wait to see you at The Hike (please click the link and support our efforts to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness)!

9 comments:

Christy said...

You crack me up! I'm glad you had a good time--I kinda missed out on the whole NKOTB thing (I think they came out my senior year in HS or something?) but if it had been a Duran Duran concert, I totally would have been screaming like a 12 year old!

Jessi said...

haha-

I had an amazing time, Erica! I felt really comfortable with you (hence screaming and squeeling and pounding down a yard of margarita) when I'm normally fairly reserved.

We should definately do something again really soon (aside from the wonderful hike right around the corner...) Perhaps we could drag Nicki along too.

Great blog, I'm flattered... Stay tuned for my side of the story tomorrow, Oui?

Nicki said...

you guys are too funny, and I don't know about dragging me with you, I don't know if I could handle the 2 of you drinking, I have cleaned out enough purses for a lifetime....

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Nicki said...

why did that post 3 times?

Crazy Momma said...

Just for the record, I have NEVER thrown up in a purse :) But Jessi is right, we need a girls night out with you!

Jessi said...

Yeah, that was me... I threw up in a purse... recently... a very expensive purse... alas, the shame!

gingela5 said...

Oh I am SO jealous you got to see NKOTB! I was supposed to go in Dallas but it was just not going to work out! But it looks like you had "The Right Stuff..." wow how lame was that comment..hahah