Now, with B's crazy rotating schedule, date nights are usually us hanging out with a couple of friends - either eating out or hanging at one of our houses - only 3-4 times every 3-4 months. Kids do that to you. Our time for just us is far less than it once was. So, we take advantage of opportunities when they arise to go on dates.
Last night presented just such an opportunity. Well, I found out about it, and B knew
A little background: Since the late nineties, I've been borderline obsessed with Wilco. From the time we were married, every gift-giving occasion, B did his best to try to get me tickets to see my favorite band. And every gift-giving occasion, to no fault of his own, B was unsuccessful. It's the thought that counts, right? Well, in the last year or so, we've more than made up for our lack of live Wilco shows.
In December 2011, we saw Wilco live at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Not only did I fall in love with this band all over again, but we were also introduced to Mavis Staples. Then, in July 2012, we went with Anne and her then-fiance to see them with Andrew Bird at the Kane County Cougars Stadium. Open air. Good beer. Hot sun. Went to Sonic. Then, in September, Wilco headlined the two day Hideout Block Party, and I'm so hooked that B, Anne and her man, and I stood listening to my favorite songs. Last night, Jeff Tweedy was playing a solo show as a fundraiser for his kids' school. Wait. What? Jeff? Solo? For a good cause? Count me in. And so, our date night was born.
Upon recommendation from my co-workers, we first hit up Kuma's Too - a heavy metal burger joint. We'll be back.
|B's burger - The Led Zepplin|
10 oz burger topped with bbq pulled pork, bacon, cheddar and pickles on a pretzel roll.
|Mine - The Lair of the Minotaur|
Prepare yourself. It's freaking amazing.
10 oz burger topped with carmelized onions, bacon, brie, and bourbon soaked pears.
That's right. Fruit on a burger. Soaked in bourbon.
And now for the really terrible pictures of the really incredible show - via my phone. Darn you iPhone4s and your lack of flash when taking selfies
|B and Me. In the dark. Obvi.|
I chose not to use a flash based on the super annoying use of a flash by the woman in front of me.
|Jeff Tweedy does Bob Dylan|
|Casual day at work today for curriculum writing.|
The perfect opportunity to sport my concert t-shirt (and a cardigan, of course) .
Paper Doll Style