David picked seeing them at the Santa Barbara Bowl for his birthday treat. But I was just as excited and felt like it was my present too! We spend the day in Santa Barbara doing some shopping and eating and laying by the pool. It was the perfect mini getaway.
The weather was warm and we settled into our sets with our Pinot in hand. I loved all the people watching and the excited talk about how much we all love Sigor Ros. All of us strangers had one thing in common that night and it was fun to see the anticipation on all the faces around us. The stage was draped with a thin white sheet on three side creating a gigantic box with shadows of the band members playing their magic on the other side. The second they started playing we were silent, staring at the tiny musicians with mouths wide open in awe. I was transported to another world that night. I was so emotional and couldn't help but let the tears stream down my face. In this life I have so much to be thankful for, and with that comes the reality that I have so much to lose. Something that I try not to dwell on but know it's there. I couldn't help but think about my life when the music was playing and become overwhelmed with so much emotion. I'm sure the wine aided to my tears, and that's ok with me. Sometimes it's good to look at life for what it is and let it take over for a few minutes.
I loved my weekend. I'm so glad I got to see one of my favorites live with David. If magic was a real thing this weekend was the product of it's powers.