In the mean time, let's start after we got back from the Missouri trip. The Tuesday after we got back was the Dave Matthews concert. They actually played in the Quad Cities for the first time we could even remember, and since it was actually local, there was no chance we would miss it - even if it was on a Tuesday night.
We stood on the floor and had a great view of the concert. Our friends Leo and Kayla were on the floor with us, and it was their first Dave concert! We stood for maybe 5 hours, and the concert got over at 11:00. Needless to say by the end, my back was killing me and I was hungry and thirsty, and everything you could imagine! And not to mention, a little tired the next day. But it was all worth it.
Dave put on a great show as always, and it's crazy to think that this was my 8th show - Trent's 9th! It just gets better every time.
This show was really reminiscent of the Wrigley Field show for us back in 2010 - we were so close for that one, too, and right on the field. If you can get past the little annoyances that being on the floor can give you (like not being able to get back to your same spot if you want to leave or go to the bathroom, rude people making their way up right in front of you in the middle of the concert, etc.), I still recommend doing it at least once, especially for Dave. It's amazing to see it all live and up close!
After attempting to recover from the concert night while working the rest of the week, the following Saturday night was our friends Sean and Nicole's Fourth of July party. It was a great time, complete with walking tacos, our own fireworks, bags, beer pong, and tequila shots. But all kid-friendly - and Trent and I were kind of the DJ's. It was a good time.
Trent lit off some fireworks that we picked up in Missouri and we had our own mini fireworks show.
We just made sure to look out for the power lines and incoming cars first. :)
It was a good start to our Fourth of July weekend. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our patriotic weekend soon, which includes our mini trip up to see my sister Haley and her husband Dan's new house in the 'burbs, and our annual little local fireworks show!