dreams don’t turn to dust
One day early in March I added an item to my bucket list.
Go to an Owl City concert.
Later that day I found an email in my inbox that was truly full of magic. This missive in my inbox told me that Owl City would be coming to Denver on July 15th, 2012.
I was able to go. I went with my friend Tess, and most of my family. My dad was there (who is also an Owl City fan) and my sister and mom were too (who were reluctant attendees but became Owl City fans by the end of the show).
It's still so surreal. I saw Owl City live. I came, I saw, I conquered.
It moved me, Bob.
My dear friend Tess | The illustrious Bluebird theater | Owl City's luggage! *squee*
It took us so much effort to get there. Between car mishaps, the long, hot, sticky, harried trip to Denver, and the long walk to Bluebird theater, I was exhausted. On top of that, they nearly confiscated my water bottle at the front door (not good when it's over 90 degrees and you have some health issues). By the time I got inside, I collapsed into a folding chair as the opening act was in progress. The music was so loud. The lights were so bright. Tears welled up in my eyes. I was so tired. I didn't think it would be worth it.
But then the opening chords began. And the lights came up. And Adam came onto the stage. I forgot my pain, I forgot my tears. It was beautiful.
I didn't think dreams could come true until that night. Everything about it defies description. I don't even know what to say.
And then he sang Angels. Oh my gosh. There is absolutely nothing like screaming WAKE ME IF YOU'RE OUT THERE at the top of your lungs. That was quite possibly my favorite part. It was amazing and... breathtaking. Literally.
About halfway through the concert, he sat down at the piano and sang Plant Life. I loved seeing him play the piano, and Tess really loves Plant Life, so that was definitely a highlight. It's also the only song in which I took a lot of pictures, since I had a moment to breathe. The rest of the time? I was screaming my head off and dancing and drinking in the wonder.
The lights were truly stunning, and definitely made the concert a beautiful experience. I will never forget it.
I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home...
photo credit: my dad.
It was pure magic.
Dreams don’t turn to dust.