Today, I was like this:
I slept until 10:30 am, and then I napped for two more hours on the couch. I'm cutting myself some slack, because my weeks are so hard! I also caught up on the first two episodes of the fourth season of True Blood. Amazing. I have been so busy that I didn't even know that the new season started. A guy in my biology class told me!
I had another reason for sleeping late. I planned on going to bed around 9 pm last night, but that was before better plans popped up! I was hanging out in the tutoring department before my chemistry class yesterday (I now do my homework there so that I have help in case I have questions) and decided to lurk on Facebook for a few minutes. I saw that one of my besties Goda put up a status saying that she had an extra Maroon 5 ticket at Ravinia Festival last night. I've always been a big Maroon 5 admirer, so I immediately sent her a text telling her that I wanted to go. It was good timing. I'm sure that somebody else would have snagged the ticket.
Ravinia is one of my favorite places to go in the summer. They have an open-aired concert theater that is surrounded by acres of lush green lawn. I used to go there when I much younger with my parents to listen to classical music. Since then, I've gone to see Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds (and MAROON 5 last night!!). Most people get lawn seats (as opposed to sitting in the pavilion) and get there as early as four hours before to get a spot on the lawn. We always bring food, blankets and citronella candles. It's so much fun to go with a small group and lazily pass the time until it gets dark and the music begins.
Goda and her work friends took the train up from the city and got there around 5:30. Since my chemistry class ended at 5:20, I knew I was going to be very rushed and get there much later than everybody else. I came home, jumped in the shower and threw a blanket, a bottle of wine and tupperware filled with grapes and salmon ravioli from the night before. I then drove to the downtown area of Highland Park (a gorgeous northeastern Chicago suburb on Lake Michigan), parked in a free parking garage and got on a free bus to Ravinia. They make things so easy! Then Goda met me at the gate with my ticket.
Maroon 5 eventually started singing, and we had a blast. We were standing up and dancing and singing the whole time. I knew every song.
I probably could have walked up to the pavilion and gotten some better shots, but I was having so much fun where I was. Who knows....maybe I'll see them in concert again! I sure hope so. They were great.
Also, my title was the opening of "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5.