No matter how old we get, our dad will always our ‘dad’. He sure loves to remind us that from time to time. We recently stumbled upon some free tickets to the Taylor Swift concert in DC and couldn’t be more excited. Of course my sister and I were thrilled to jump at the chance at a mini road trip (we LOVE road trips) plus free concert tickets to one of our favorite artists. Not to mention a girls night out is something we haven’t had since the babies were born. It wouldn’t have been a road trip without getting a lecture from daddy and a list of rules before we left. Here were his rules for the evening (keep in mind we are 25 and 31 years old now):
1. Christy must drive since Charity is directionally challenged and has a long list of speeding tickets.
2. Must call dad on the way to the concert and on the way home.
3. No wearing high heels. (If you do you won’t be able to run from bad guys, robbers, creepers, etc.)
4. No wearing short shorts/skirts or low-cut shirts. (It draws negative attention from the type of guys listed above.)
5. Must use the buddy system at all times. (This includes going to the concession stand and even the bathroom.) (Ahem-not the same stall.)
Dads! What would we do without them!?
There are a couple of things we have to have on all of our road trips.
1. Travel Treats! Any road trip, no matter the duration, is not complete without travel treats. Here are just a few of the travel treats we had along with us. (Yes, there were only 2 of us in the car…I know, we’re pigs.)
2. Classic boy band CD’s are a must. You must turn the music up extremely loud and belt out those lyrics like it’s your job. 98 Degrees, Boys II Men, Backstreet Boys, N’SYNC…gangs all here! Lets roll!
3. A road trip is also not complete unless you stop for an artery clogging meal.
Now, on to important concert reviews. The first opening act was a young boy named Hunter Hayes. He is basically the Justin Bieber of country music. He was a very talented young song writer, guitarist and singer. Not to mention all the teenie boppers that surrounded us thought he was adorable.
The second opening act was a group of guys called “Need To Breathe“. I must say…I wasn’t too impressed with them. It’s not that they were bad singers…they just weren’t really my style of music. I feel like I could find a lot of people comparable to them at karaoke night. Definitely not a group I would rush home to download on iTunes.
When Taylor came out…The crowd went crazy!! She really knows how to work a crowd. I was really impressed with how well she can sing live. A lot of artists sound amazing on a CD, but terrible live. This was definitely not the case. She didn’t miss a note! The stage decor and special effects were great. I felt like I was watching a fairy tale right before my very eyes.