The One with the Dolly Parton Concert


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our power is being shut off from 8am-12pm today for "maintenance"... so I gotta blog about last night's main event before we go back to the stone age!
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My friend Kelsey had some extra tickets to the Dolly Parton concert and since her husband so kindly bowed out she offered them to some girlies for a fun (much needed!) girls night out. I picked up said girlies and we drove to the LA Zoo to catch a ride to the show.
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With our tickets in hand, we waited (next to the portapotties no less) for the bus to shuttle us over to the Hollywood Bowl.
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The wheels on the bus go round and round. Round and round. Round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round. All through the town.
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A short ride and not too much traffic later, we arrived!
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I'll be the first to admit I am not a fan per say of Dolly. I mean, I only know like two of her songs and I had no knowledge of her story or background. A little Googling cleared that part up for me. I do, however, love me some country music AND I've always wanted to go to the Hollywood Bowl AND it's on my bucket list of 27 things to do before I'm 27 to see a concert. Check!
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What can I say, I like hot pink flowers.
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As we walked up the hill to find our seats I snapped this picture of an old aerial view of the venue. It's shaped like a hot air balloon!
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Apparently the thing to do is bring your own dinner and munch before the show starts. We brought the most random assortment of junk food from peanut butter M&Ms and Twizzlers to chips and salsa and Peppermint Patties.
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While the other girls visited the loo I meandered up to the very top to see what I could see. And what a site to behold! The Hollywood sign is perfectly positioned behind the top of the Bowl.
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As much as I could fit in my camera lens:
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Definitely the coolest venue I've ever been to.
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The house was packed! And I'm pretty sure we were the youngest people in attendance with a gap of 40 years between us and the next :)
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The show started right on time at 8:30pm. I don't know how she stands upright if you know what I'm sayin'...
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Dolly was a hoot and has an amazing country voice. She was so funny and has a very optimistic outlook on life. Between songs she would share small tidbits and stories about her life and growing up and even made fun of her extreme looks. Dolly Parton for President!
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Someone please turn this show set background into a patterned paper for me to scrapbook with :)
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Fabulously fun and entertaining evening!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN