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Thursday, September 15, 2011

End of the Road for Our Feet and 100 Monkeys in San Diego

We ended our BookClub 100 Monkeys Stalking Adventure with a show at the San Diego House of Blues. While I was sad to say goodbye to the Monkeys, my feet were silently cheering. They probably would have done a happy dance, but were just too exhausted to even bother. I still can’t believe how many hours over the long weekend that we spent standing in line or squished up in front of a stage, but it really did go by quickly. Let’s face it… it’s not like I was going to spend that time solving world peace anyway and quality time with such great friends is a very worthy endeavor in my book.

Partial BookClub: ZAnyMouse, TwiloveSue, Twi-daughter Nicole, Twifixx (Twi-daughter Megan arrived a little while later)

There’s not much left to say about seeing 100 Monkeys in concert that I haven’t already gushed about in many other posts, so I’ll just get right to the pictures.
Jackson and Jerad

Ben G. and Jackson

I love Jackson's dancing, but you've got to wonder about the decision to wear flannel on stage.

Jared solicited ideas from the audience for the night's improv song. He ended up going with "Aunt Irene" in honor of his aunt that was there attending with his whole family. Jackson's lyrics were hysterical and he ending it by thanking Jared's parents for "making love and creating Mohawtie."

Jackson and Uncle Larry

Since this was the last show on the tour, there was a extra energy and sense of fun as 100 Monkeys wrapped it all up in my home town. They closed out the night in a fabulous jam session with Kissing Club and Bleeding Horse Express. It was cool watching them have so much fun together and finish in a big way. Jackson and Bradley, the lead singer of Bleeding Horse Express. We enjoyed seeing this group from Vancouver open for the Monkeys several times and apparently Jackson liked them a lot too because he produced their new CD.

Jackson was videotaping us again. Hopefully there will be a tour DVD out soon!

And before presenting our closing Hot Rob picture, I’m feeling a little nostalgic and want to thank all of you for your sweet and encouraging blog comments this year. Sharing my pictures and talking with you guys about my little Twilight obsession is always a highlight of my day and just as much fun as going to the events themselves. I would also like to give special thank yous to the BookClub for being such amazing friends, to 17foreverLisa for being the best enabler ever and a big, sloppy wet kiss to Mrs. P for letting me play on her blog. I love all of you Bitepackers and will use you as an excuse to double my stalky efforts for the rest of the year. Let’s just see where my husband’s Twilight tolerance ends, shall we? (just kidding ~ sorta)

Don’t forget to go Walk with Mrs. P! Today she gives us a breakdown of the Breaking Dawn trailer as only she can.

TwiloveSue XOXO

P.S. Here are a few last shots from the show that made me laugh

Jackson seems to be wearing the ears of some small, unidentifiable primate.

Bradley wore this interesting shirt for their last song. I don’t recall seeing it for sale at the Monkey merchandise booth, though.


LuvsMeSumEdward said...

Love all your pics Sue! I still can't believe how awesome you girls were going to all 3 shows...very impressive!

TwiloveSue said...

LuvsMeSumE - Thanks for thinking it's awesome and not pathetic :) It was great seeing you again!

Z Any Mouse said...

The band put on such an energetic last show! They were on fire and played their hearts out. What a great week we had, and I'm so proud of the bookclub for not needing bionic transplants for our feet afterward. You got some fabulous pictures too!

Dangrdafne said...

"he ended it by thanking Jared's parents for "making love and creating Mohawtie."" LOVE IT!!!!

Looks like another amazing time. You are a lucky lady. Great friends, great times and a great hubby who "allows" all this fun for you. Please tell him thank you from me :)

Also thank you Mrs. P for allowing Sue to share your blog to tells of her adventures. I can't think of a better way to share TwiBite :)

And one last thank you - also to Lisa! She is just the best. That is all.

TwiloveSue said...

Z - It was epic ;)

DD - I love it that Jackson called Jared "Mohawtie" on stage cause it means kiTT's nickname caught on!

We're all very blessed by the friendships we've made through Twilight :)

17foreverlisa said...

You're just lucky I don't live in San Diego, Sue. You'd never be home. LOL!!

I love living vicariously through you. You make my day with your emails, sneak peeks at pictures, and sense of humor. I don't know how I got so lucky, but I'm glad I did.

Another great wrap up. Here's to more adventures together!

Margaret: Thanks for letting Sue post on TwiBite. We always knew she'd be a natural. XXXOOO

Sharon: You rock my socks off. That is all. XO

TwiloveSue said...

Lisa - The day I became friends with you was truly my lucky day and I hope you never realize that you're way too good for me.

Sharon - Lisa's right. I just spent a week with her and I don't think I saw her wear socks once (and I think you're pretty awesome too!)

Anonymous said...

So sorry! I don't know how I missed this.

Jackson calling Jerad our nickname for him to his parents is just beyond comprehension to me at this point!

You are so lucky to have seen so much of the boys with the book club but we are lucky you share it all with us!

And what is Jackson thinking with the flannel in CA?

v/w later