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    NFR 2013 Detour- FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE (My Birthday!) Part 1

    I’m splitting this into a few posts because the trip feels like a few different chapters. I’ll start with my fave part, though- the meet and greet. After an hour of waiting outside to get into the venue (seriously, Reno Events Center???? Not cool), I checked in at the booth and got my VIP pass, ticket, signed tour poster (I love these because they look like art pieces and not posters), and a HUGE FGL belt buckle.  Made my way upstairs to the VIP Lounge and upon seeing the cluster of people crowding the stage (apparently unaware that the meet and greet was before the show), I lined up for…

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    NFR 2013- ACA After Party

    After Party Time! So I was gonna do a birthday dinner after the show. I found better things to do and cancelled it. People are flaky and rather than deal with that bull, I decided to do something that I really wanted to do and everyone else can choose to come or not. At (almost) 28, I’m kind of done with birthday celebrations and trying to get together with people for that stuff (if it’s my own). If you’re really my friend, I see you because you make the time and effort too. If not, well, whatever. I’ve got too much to do to care at this point. I’ve instituted…

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    NFR 2013- American Country Awards

    I love the American Country Awards. Of course, I love ALL country music awards shows but this is one of the two that I actually get to go to every year. Everyone always gets the awards confused and they think there’s only one but there are in fact like FOUR. The first one is in April and that’s the ACMs (Academy of Country Music Awards); then the CMT (Country Music Television) Awards in June around CMA Fest, then the CMA (Country Music Association) Awards in like November, and then the ACAs (American Country Awards) in December during NFR. Not that anyone really cares but I felt like I needed to…

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    NFR 2013- Chris Young

    Ummmmm… So everyone knows how I feel about Chris Young… Except maybe Marc. WHAT A SHOW. I love that man. He’s awesome. This is my 6th Chris Young show and they are always just soooooo good. I was tired, not feeling well, and people around were tall and kinda smelly. Was convinced I would leave halfway through the show but I only left a little early (gotta beat traffic). He played a bunch of great tracks off the new record and all the old faves. Love him so much. I found this cool link-up today and decided to try it out! Celebrity Christmas carol remakes, Chipmunk carol remakes? Celebrity. Those damn…

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    Sunday Social

    I’m attempting to rest now that the rodeo is over. Also assembling posts for the month. I couldn’t help but post this pic now from my birthday!   Another of my fave link-up!    1. What is your favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials? The CMA Country Christmas Special and Love Actually (which I watch all year anyway).  2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?I feel bad because people in Vegas get really hostile during the holidays so I usually hole up in my house and just donate money every chance I get. If I was going to volunteer, I would want…

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    Holiday Charities…

    So a lot of people have a favorite charity that they like to support and refer people to, especially during the holidays.   I got my best friend at the Atlanta Humane Society shortly after new year about 14 years ago. So many dogs get abandoned after the holidays and that is just so depressing! My favorite organization is the Mutt Nation Foundation. I love dogs more than people (well most people). Founded by Miranda Lambert, the foundation raises money to build animal shelters and help save all these wonderful dogs. I’ve encouraged my friends and family to donate in lieu of gifts this year. Anything I want to buy that…

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    Cheers to the New Year Link Up!

    First off… TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! Since nobody I know could make it, I am seeing Florida Georgia Line tonight alone. That said, I splurged on VIP. Hey, it’s my birthday after all. Onto the Cheers to the New Year Link Up! We’re looking back at April, May, and June 2013. APRIL April is always one of my FAVORITE months because it’s ACM time. If you know me (or have read my blog), you know that my two fave times of the year are the first weekend of April (ACM) and the first two weekends of December (NFR and ACA). This year I got to hang out with some…

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    NFR 2013- Toys for Tickets

    What an amazing event! This was my first year actually really KNOWING about it and when I heard about it I knew I had to participate. Every year, our country radio station 95.5 does a big event to raise money for charity. They put on a really awesome show and give away tickets in exchange for toys to be given to Catholic Charities and then distributed to children who would otherwise go without. The show was completely sold out! Becca and I got to the venue pretty early and the line was already forming. Girls with Santa hats were selling raffle tickets for two pairs of meet and greet passes…

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    NFR 2013- Dierks Bentley

    I think I’ve seen Dierks on stage three times this year and that still isn’t quite enough.   Friday night I got to see him again. What a night. Found an amazing parking space which is a real miracle in itself during NFR.   Got to my 12th row center seat (I splurged since nobody was coming with me… insert really sad “Am I the Only One” pun here) which was great until these “badass rockers” decided to light up a joint a couple rows ahead of me. Nothing against people who smoke except that I’m allergic. Like highly (no pun intended). Rather than sit there with a massive migraine, I approached…