Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rocking out in Boston and Philly!

Hi All!

I hope you are enjoying the start of summer!

I have not been getting much stitching in lately.  The last couple of weeks I did some traveling instead!  First off I went to Boston for a few days.  Even though the weather wasn't the greatest the sun did finally come out the last day so I could get some sightseeing in!

I was so lucky to see this beautiful double rainbow!!!  So all that rain was good for something! :)


Boston is definitely a walking city.  I made the mistake of trying to drive around and it was just total frustration!  The subway T is the easiest way to go.  I came across this great farmer's market and Faneuil Hall Market area, lots of shopping and a great place for just chillin' out...

 

And there were great old buildings and pubs, and cobblestone roads...


Then I made my way over to the harbor and found a tall ship....


It was wonderful to see so many greens and parks everywhere I went....


And it seemed no matter where I went I saw this clock tower, it seemed to be following me!  lol!


It was great to see some of the city although the main reason I was there was not so much for the sightseeing but for another reason entirely.  Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I am a BIG Rolling Stones fan, so when they announced their recent tour I jumped in in a big way!  I just never know if it could be the Last Time so I wanted to see the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band and all my Stones buddies yet another time.  

So the challenge was 4 concerts in 10 days!  Could I do it?!   I certainly planned to get my Stones fix!  
The first two shows were in Boston.  The Stones were nothing short of AMAZING!   Lots of great hits: Get off of my Cloud, Brown Sugar, Tumblin' Dice, Honky Tonk Woman, Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Miss You!


Mick's energy is endless.  He just goes and goes and goes like the energizer bunny!!  lol!


With this being the 50 & Counting Tour, each show was a bit unique, had some guest stars and even Mick Taylor (one of the original members) joined them on a few songs each night.  One of my favorites they did in this tour was Emotional Rescue, Love that song!!  Here is one of the special guests, Gary Clark Jr. - he sure knows how to play some awesome blues!

 



 

So after Boston, I headed to Philadelphia for two separate nights the week after.  The ride to Philadelphia is sooooooo FAR!!  (and traffic is INSANE!!) but worth it once the show starts!  At each show there was a local choir to sing back up for You Can't Always Get What you Want. 

ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL! 



The energy the Stones put on that stage is incredible, I don't know how they do it!!  
It was a crazy, fantastic time, and I am thrilled to have seen them again and all my friends.  I do hope it is NOT the last time!  

So now that I am thoroughly exhausted!! I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend and getting back into the stitching swing while watching some great Wimbledon tennis.  

Have a rockin' week!! and happy stitching!!  xxxx













10 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow!! Now that is what I call fan dedication!! Wish I had known you were in Philly!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Great pictures, Krista!!!

Chris said...

What a great 10 days! Great music and great cities to visit.
It looks like you had a lot of fun.

Peggy Lee said...

I love Boston. We lived there for 6 months (May thru Nov)...perfect weather for sight seeing. We went to the Union Oyster House in your photo but we never went in the Green Dragon Tavern. We always took the T. I drove through there once ... only once. I learned my lesson!
So glad you got to see the Stones!

Giovanna said...

So glad you had a good time!

woolwoman said...

How very cool that you were able to see multiple Stones concerts - You lucky bird ! We saw them in 1982 with Van Halen and of course both bands were at the top of their game - I have to admit when we saw VH a year ago they were fantastic. Glad to hear you had such a great time. Melody

Margaret said...

Wow! You are definitely a dedicated Stones fan. Good for you! I bet it was totally worth it too! You're so right about Boston. I hate driving there. lol! But I love the city. So different from NYC.

Penny said...

You certainly love the Rolling Stones. :D Sounds like a fabulous time!

meggie said...

Hello

Just found your blog.
Fantastic photos - Mick Jagger looks brilliant.
Your stitching is beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Wow! You must have had a magic time. I also love the Stones and hope that that they will come to Germany once again.