we had intended to get to stubbs really early to get in to rachel ray's annual sxsw party. getting there proved more of a challenge than we expected...
after walking all the way downtown only to realize i had left my id at home, we had to completely retrace our steps. after a bus, a jog, a cab and about 45 minutes, we were back at stubbs.
we arrived only to find a long line wrapping all the way around the building and stretching a couple blocks down the street. jon and haley were waiting for us at the very end of the line.
it was hot and it was noon.
we waited in the sun for two hours, until we were finally let in.
you can imagine how excited we were to have made it in.
and how ready for our free booze we were!
everyone is allowed two drinks at a time.
so, of course, we got two each.
there were margaritas and palomas.
jon and i got one of each.
the food line was really long, but the smells coming from their direction were very enticing to the boys.
haley went with beer.
there was a band playing that we didn't know.
while we waited in line we got to hear macklemore through the fence.
it was actually still fun, even though we were outside the actual party.
finally andrew and jon made it through the food line.
all that was left was cream corn and some tacos, but they were still happy.
we go more drinks.
the margs were really good.
and so many people!
at last, it was time for what i had been waiting for...
rachel ray thanked everyone for coming, and then introduced the final act...
kenny loggins is one of my secret loves in life.
everything from danger zone to house at pooh corner-
i love him.
and he played danny's song,
which me and haley both have a great fondness for.
we sang our hearts out!
the whole party was into it.
and he closed out with footloose.
even if you don't like kenny or this song,
i'm still willing to bet that you've danced to it.
well let me tell you-
the crowd was loving it.
we definitely cut loose!
after the show, our ears were ringing, and our voices were leaving us.
and andrew was really sunburned...
he hid out from the sun in a small patch of shade.
we walked down the way to a nearby mexican restaurant.
haley and i did a celebratory tequila shot.
the boys found this amusing and took photos of the whole thing..
you might be noticing that i also got a little sunburnage..
the boys passed on the shots.
perfect end to a really awesome day.
and a huge checkmark off my bucket list!
alas, the sunburns were our unfortunate party favors.
thank you rachel ray, and thank you kenny loggins!!
this is why i love sxsw!