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Concerts = ♡

Last week was an exceptional concert week for me.  I was lucky enough to catch San Fermin, The Mowgli's, & American Authors.  In one week!

My sister, Karen, and I found out San Fermin would be in Chicago at LouFest when we went through the artist signing line.  (Correction: Karen participated in the artist signing line, while I hid behind her shoulder and Ellis, the composer/writer, reached out to me to introduce himself.  This band is full of quality people.  Just sayin'.  I get awkward around bands.)  
So we followed through.  Found their show at the Metro (which could not be more convenient for us) and met up with Rubina, my friend, to enjoy their show.  So good.  We were not disappointed. 
I was only minutely disappointed because for some reason I assumed they were headlining so when they didn't come out for an encore I was confused.  But then I realized they were the middle act and it made sense.

When we were walking upstairs to the venue I saw a band poster for The Mowgli's and American Authors.  I love The Mowgli's and I've seen them several times.  I had not however seen American Authors live!  

It was two days later.  

I had to think about it, but decided I would just head over solo day-of and see if they had tickets available at the door.  (Usually if the venue sells tickets at the door, it is less expensive than all the service charges you'll see if you buy them online.  This, of course, depends if the show is sold out.)

Wednesday came.  As I was walking out the door, I thought about the chill in the air and almost didn't go, but I'm so glad I did!

I always seem to leave concerts with an energy high and excitement.  Not one of the three bands let me down.  I loved it.

It was great to hear new music from all three bands and American Author's cover of "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith was one of the many highlights.

It had been awhile since I saw a show at the Metro and I can honestly say, I was pretty happy about the viewing options throughout the venue!


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