I had a hell of a time getting down to Miami today. The airline waited until we were all settled on the plane for a cozy 40 minutes before letting us know that our pilot was stuck in Holland Tunnel traffic and would be another hour. Then when we finally got down to Florida, we had to circle above the airport for 45 minutes to wait out a thunderstorm. By the time we finally went in for a landing, all the right turns and other planes out the window doing the same thing had given me serious anxiety. Then the luggage carousel busted. So we waited again. What was supposed to be a 2 1/2 hour trip had taken 5. I will never fly American Airlines again. They didn't even apologize. Common courtesy, people.
once I saw the thunderstorm, I was glad we didn't fly through it... turbulence makes me cry. seriously.
Anyway, I rushed to my hotel on Biscayne Bay, checked in, and ran back out to head to the Honda Civic Tour featuring New Found Glory, Tegan and Sara, and Paramore. The show started at 6:30 and I didn't get there til 8, so I missed New Found Glory (booo). I did get there just as Tegan and Sara were starting their set though, which was sweet.
I only knew a few of their songs, but I'm definitely a fan now. They killed it! They were giving away downloads of their new album Sainthood with tshirt purchases, so I bought one and downloaded the album when I got back to the hotel. Good stuff! My fave song is Northshore:
I saw Paramore once before, when they opened for No Doubt last summer. Hayley Williams has some serious pipes! They were amazing, as expected. I got to hear all my faves: Misguided Ghosts, Crushcrushcrush, The Only Exception, Fences and Decode:
They encored with Misery Business which was awesome. They even pulled a girl from the crowd to sing with Hayley. (Jealous!) Confetti, pyrotechnics, a sweet acoustic set (that included a couch and floor lamps on stage)... such a good show. So glad I made it out there.
Now I gotta rest up so I can hit South Beach tomorrow!!