The Gang headed to Reno over the weekend for a little debauchery and a Brandi Carlile concert. I know…I have a problem. Actually, I don’t see how it can be a problem when the woman is just freaking awesome. How can you not love this:
I really don’t think it’s a good idea to get into the details of the weekend. Let’s just say there was little sleep. And lots of booze. And maybe a titty bar. Or two.
Lisa, Jeanne, Col and I flew in on Friday night and had dinner at a pizza place we’d found the last time we were in Reno. Yes…for a previous Brandi concert. We hit up a couple bars, and surprisingly didn’t spend any money in the casino.
Jeramy flew in on Saturday, and we made a run up to Tahoe for lunch in King’s Beach and some wandering. Really, it was just to ensure we didn’t spend the whole day down in Reno drinking and end up missing the concert. Not that we didn’t end up spending the whole day drinking.
We ended up in line about 40 minutes before the doors opened, and I love that we were next to an older couple who had driven up from Santa Rosa to see Brandi for the first time. They are huge Elton John fans, and heard about Brandi from their daughter who told them Elton recorded on Brandi’s last album. We grabbed a couple bar tables with them in the venue and sat with them the whole concert. At the end, I asked how they enjoyed it, and the woman took my hand and said, “It was just fabulous. Like no other performer I’ve seen.”
That’s why I’ve seen Brandi in concert 15 times.
Here are a few more photos from the trip: Reno/Tahoe – December 2011