Monday, August 22, 2011

Rockin' & Writin'

What's better than a concert? A FREE concert! Last week my sister and I attended the SummerKrush concert in Chicago. It was seriously free for everyone and sponsored by Samsung. We saw Bush and Chevelle, two bands that are frequently played on my iPod. This is the third time I've seen Chevelle and first time for Bush (though I've seen Gavin Rossdale solo before). Even though the venue was packed and super sweaty, we jumped up and down and sang along to all the great Bush (like "Comedown" & "Glycerine") and Chevelle (my fave -"Send the Pain Below") hits plus some new songs.

Here's a few pics of Gavin, lead singer of Bush (also husband of Gwen Stefani).
He's British (and ripped) so he can wear this.Photobucket

And I told you it was hot and sweaty in there! Photobucket
The best part was that the bands gave us a few writing tips while we were there! Listen and learn...
(and speaking of writing tips, did WRITEONCON rock, or what?!)

Okay, I tried. I just wanted to show some cool clips from the concert. :)
And did you notice my new rockin' banner up top? A big thank you to Jon Arntson! He made it for me!!


Tony Van Helsing said...

Great stuff, I didn't know Bush were still going.

Monica Mansfield said...

Gavin!!! Still looking good.

Sounds like a great time.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Love Bush!! I think this is the most excited concert you have gone to, for me.

Laura Pauling said...

Awesome Kelly. Glad you had a good time. :) There are no free concerts around where I live unless you count the bandstand every Friday night. ;)

MG Higgins said...

What an awesome free concert! There aren't a lot of guys who can pull off that look; good thing he's British. :)

Bish Denham said...

Fun Kelly! Don't get much in the way of free concerts around here.

My husband's been into Gwen (and Pink) for a looooong time!

LTM said...

woo!!! Superfun! LOVE the free concerts. They were doing that when were were still in so-Ala to bring tourists back to the gulf.

Fun times~ :D <3

Kelly said...

Tony- They just got back together for this album. It's been years!
Monica - Definitely still lookin' good!
Jon - Yay!! And your rockin' banner matches my post very well!
Laura - Free concerts are few and far between here, too, but I'll take 'em when I can get 'em!
Mel- I agree. It suits him. :)
Bish- I love Gwen's music, too!
LTM- There aren't too many free concerts around here, so I was so happy to see this one advertised!

julie fedderson said...

Awesome video--the wisdom of Bush. I just got my first Chevelle CD after seeing them on Alex's Retro Blogfest list and liking what I heard. They are a new fave! Gavin still looks damn good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like both of those bands! Glad you got eo enjoy them and take pictures. And I see from Julie's comment she's discovered Chevelle as well.

Anita said...

The banner and the photos ROCK! You are so good about sharing your life with boring ole me. Thank you!

Kim Kasch said...

Really love the new banner!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

You were in the city and you didn't tell me??? Oh wait, I wasn't back yet anyway. Fine, I won't get cranky this time, but next time...

Just kidding, looks like you had a BLAST! I was bummed I missed Lollapalooza. I really wanted to see Eminem.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Hehe. Excellet writing tips!

Looks like so much fun. I can't believe that concert was free!

Christina Lee said...

AWESOME!! Is it stupid that I didn't think Bush was together anymore?

cleemckenzie said...

Wow. Wow. And Wow! Hot and sweaty, yes. Ripped, yes. You do have such an interesting life, Kelly. Thanks for sharing bits with us.

Theresa Milstein said...

Looks like you had fun!

I saw Bush for a radio-sponsored concert back in 1995 or 1996 in Queens. Who else was there? Luscious Jackson. Remember them? Blur too. I can't remember who else. It wasn't free, but I think it was only $25 per person.

Bush is coming to MA soon. So are Smashing Pumpkins. I really want to see them!

Kelly said...

Julie - Gavin looks real good. :) Also glad you found Chevelle! They are from a town near mine!
Alex - Thanks for spreading the Chevelle love!
Anita - I am certain your life is not boring. With four kids, how can it be?!
Thanks, Kim!
Lindsay- I missed Lollapalooza too! I wanted to see Foo Fighters!
Carol - I found out about it just a few days before. So glad I did!

Christina - Not at all. They haven't been together in years and just reformed!
Lee- I just go to a few concerts a year is all. Mostly I'm with my family doing ordinary things that mean the most to me!
Theresa- Hope you get to see both!!

Lola Sharp said...

Free concert FTW!! And Gavin is still hot. (and sweaty)

hehe on the writing tips. :)

Love the new header...perfect for you. Well done, Jon! :)