Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's Muse, bitches.

Hey lambwhores- I bet you were wondering if I had died or something yesterday, right? Well I didn't die. I was just EXHAUSTED after a really busy Tuesday. Because on Tuesday....I went to the Muse concert in Minneapolis with my super fun and awesome friend, Krysten.

Me leaving my house to drive 2 1/2 hours to get to Minneapolis.

Once I got down there Krysten and I went to eat at Flame in the Rosedale Shopping Center. Seriously- if you have never been there you need to because they? Have fantastic fries. And we obviously had smores this time.
You know you want to eat me.

Then we literally raced to the Target Center (don't judge us for being kind of late- the conversation and smores were fantastic). We missed most of Passion Pit's set BUT the last three songs they played? Were our favorites off the cd so I'm ok with that. Also on the concert with us was Dena and her sister Dara. In retrospect, I wish we would have gotten a group picture. But...that's ok. I at least got my picture with Dena & Krysten.
 Dena & I before Muse started.
Krysten and I looking all twinsies and awesome.

So then Muse started. I've seen them before (Chicago- March 2010) and even though I knew what I was going to be seeing, it didn't matter. This concert was just as amazing. They can rock it out so well. Even if you aren't a huge Muse fan, you would enjoy this concert because it's a show. It's a visual adventure where the music is almost like a soundtrack to it. It's hard to explain but very much worth your ticket money.
They opened with a really mellow interlude of sorts and then went immediately into Uprising. I don't know if there is another song of theirs that would have gotten everyone into party mode.
They played all of their big hits off of every album. I believe here we were listening to Supermassive Black Hole which is a song I loved BEFORE Twilight, but now every time I hear it I think of the baseball scene in Twilight. :)


And during the encore, I can't even remember what song it is now, but they drop giant eyeballs from the ceiling full of glitter. It was pretty cool to watch them bounce around anyways but I'm kind of glad I didn't get covered in glitter. At least today.
The end of the show--- so good. So very good.
Overall, it was a great concert. I had a lot of fun and I think I had more fun at this one than the one in Chicago. Mostly because Matt (with me in Chicago) knows pretty much nothing about Muse and was kind of a lump on a log. But Krysten knew them and she was having as much fun as me so that always makes it a better experience. The drunk girls behind us were annoying. They kept screaming out every other band name they knew EXCEPT for Muse so that got old really quickly. Oh, and the fact she kept dropping her cell phone and once asked us to get it for her. It's like great- I know you're drunk, but put it in your pocket or something. Oh, and then she started bitching that the beer stand was closed which I assumed was standard knowledge- once a concert is half over they close stuff down. Either it's common knowledge and she's an idiot or I'm super smart and don't even know it.

I'm probably just super smart.

But after the concert, Krysten and I pretty much got lost getting to our cars. We remembered we were in ramp 4A. We remembered walking through a skywalk. BUT...we weren't allowed to get into the skywalk from the Target Center- the security made us take the stairs. Fabulous, except those only take you to different levels of the Target Center, not what we wanted. So because we couldn't figure it out, we went outside, walked around the building- found a parking ramp, went in there only to find it's parking ramp B. No sign of A and honestly? We don't see a building that would look like A. But we DO see that B is connected to a skywalk. So we go in and are confused, because the wall says skywalk is level 2. The elevator buttons say skywalk is level 3. Nice.

We finally find our skywalk, get to A, level 4, and our cars. Only to find there's no way we're getting out because as smart as we are....we parked near the exit. Obviously not good when EVERY car in the 4A ramp is trying to get out this exit. Nice. So we sat and chatted.
Patiently waiting to leave...

What was sad was that some drunk dropped a cd out of their car and Krysten and I had to listen to it being run over and crushed. It was sad. The Hummer really did a number on the poor cd. We were going to rescue but by the time the cars were done it was more of a funeral than a search & rescue.

Now if you remember my post about the LAST time I tried to leave Minneapolis from a concert (Lilith Fair- July 2010) you'll remember is was awful. Not only did I get the tour of the Minneapolis ghetto, but I got a tour of the outer Minneapolis perimeter but in none of my journeys could I find a detour (since every way I knew how to get home was tore up from construction) that would actually tell you how to get to 35W. No where.

This time? Either my super smarts kicked in, my GPS actually did it's job, of MnDOT actually fixed the fucking roads, because I? Didn't get lost. I was a little confused when it told me to take the Penn Avenue exit so I could get onto E394 but then REALIZED it was going to then take me to 35. I tried calling Krysten (who needed that exit) to tell her I found it like retard easy, but she didn't answer. I was hoping she wasn't at the same gas station she was the last time where people were actually shot down at. (No- that didn't happen when she was there but it DID happen. We call it Murderapolis now.)

The only suckish thing was that that way takes FOREVER until you start figuring out you're going the right way. Luckily I saw signs for Duluth and then everything was happy.

And this time I didn't almost fall asleep at the wheel! I think the fact that this concert wasn't mellow compared to Lilith Fair, and listening to old school Xhibit and of course, my Manchester Orchestra, I did ok. I had to stop in Hinckley for gas and they had a scary guy working the register. Pretty sure I'll see him on America's Most Wanted someday.

I pulled into my house around 2:30 a.m I believe. Or 2. Something like that. I know I was really tired and really happy to see my house. You'll notice all of my makeup has subsequently worn off. Considering I put it on a 9am....not bad.

And really glad I went to see Muse. Krysten and I are going to see Maroon 5 at the end of October so it'll be another fabulous night I'm sure. And already? I'm craving the fries from Flame. It's probably a good thing I don't live near there, right?

12 comments:

Simple Dude said...

Glad to hear you had a good time - sorry you got so turned around in my fine city! I actually park in Ramp B every single day believe it or not. All the ramps are connected by skyway with Target Center but I know it can be confusing.

Maybe I should have sent you a skyway map!

SD
http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

Canadianbloggergirl said...

Confession: I have NEVER been to a concert before!

Glad you had a great time!

CBG
canadianbloggergirl.blogspot.com

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I totally forgot to mention about us getting lost, hehe. Ah well, I like to pretend we're cool and can remember where we park. I just hope not too many of my readers come here to read your blog, lol.

Now that I know 94 is all better I am SO psyched for Maroon 5 and the kidnapping of the entire band. I think it'll go over relatively well. I mean, can you imagine kidnapping someone and then getting lost trying to find 94? And then ending up at the death trap gas station and getting yourself and the whole band killed? Not cool. Not cool at all.

Ang said...

ok - if you're going back to Flame and if you like cheesecake, get the cheesecake next time - it's to die for, imo!

Glad you didn't get lost - you make me so proud!

Helena said...

You're probably super smart. Your makeup has a much better lifespan than mine does. And Murderapolis? Is.Awesome.

I've only been to one concert in my life. I saw Savage Garden when I was 15.

....I think I need to get out more.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I have no idea who Muse is. Don't kill me ;o)

Simple Dude said...

For surviving your trip to the City of Lakes you have won an award!

Pick it up here:

http://bit.ly/bRgRwz

SD

jprp said...

awesome to hear you had a great night :)

3 things;

1. we dont have smores here, but damn i think i'm about to invent some!

2. i LOVE your necklace! am I right in thinking thats from a blog or etsy that you featured a while back?

and last but not least.... you are looking damn hot woman! I LOVE the hair, and you can see youve lost lots of weight in your face, your absolutley stunning, no wonder we're friends!!! xx

Kevin Michael said...

HI there, new follower at www.kevinisranting.blogspot.com

I've seen Muse twice and they are AMAZING! Best shows ever!

I'm consistently blown away by how great they are.

Great blog btw!

Oh, My Darling said...

Read about this on Krysten's blog and now yours!! Muse and Passion Pit sounds like quite a wonderful show.

Nikolett said...

I am SO UBER JEALOUS ... even though we both saw them earlier this year, you getting to see them twice ahhhhhh ... I love the giant eyeballs (it's after "Plug In Baby", I remember since it's one of my fave songs). Glad you had such a great time - though you always seem to have parking debacles afterwards and it makes me wish I could just teleport you back home, getting home from events is so frustrating sometimes! But yes ... jeaaaaalous.

Lost said...

Just saw Muse in London. The most amazing live act I have ever seen. Mind blowing stuff.

PS. shoulda just kept the drunk girls phone!