Sunday night may have been one of the most magical nights of my life.
Sunday night I was in the presence of THE rock goddess.
Miss Stevie Nicks herself.
Stevie Nicks’ music is so incredibly relatable it’s insane. My friend Izzy (you met her if you read this) put it best when she said that Stevie writes for the single woman. It’s so true.
But even more I feel like she writes for women everywhere. She just gets it. Her music is just amazing.
I’ve never cared much to spend money on concerts. I’m always down to go to them (you’ll know why if you’ve read about my Pacific Sounds experience) but I’ve never made any serious effort to get to one.
However, I’ve always said that if there is one person I have to see in my lifetime (or theirs) it has to be Stevie Nicks. And I was finally given a chance to make that a reality.
I bought the tickets for my mother for her birthday. So obviously we had to make a huge event out of the night.
The concert was held at Ravinia in Highland Park. It’s my absolute favorite venue because its truly an interesting experience.
Ravinia has an outdoor pavilion that holds thousands of seats, but they also have the option for lawn seating that holds tens of thousands of people. It’s a crazy sight, it’s like a sea of people.
And everybody tries to outdo each other with the set up. I’m talking dinner tables, fancy table clothes, even candelabras…
I made sure to get there extremely early just so I could sprint to the best spot. And when I say sprint I quite literally mean SPRINT.
I somehow made my way to the front of the line ahead of thousands of people and sprinted to the PERFECT spot. We had a perfect view of her and enough room to dance around.
We laid out tapestries, set up a table, and had our own little feast. And when Miss Nicks took the stage it was incredible. She sang every one of my favorites. I twirled along with her as she sang Gypsy. And it was truly what dreams are made of.
Altogether the night was a complete success. I honestly haven’t smiled, laughed, danced, or cheered that much in my life.
If you’re unfamiliar with her music do yourself a favor and go listen. I suggest you listen to Gypsy, Landslide, Blue Denim, and New Orleans. In that order.
OH. ALSO. A special post about my new puppy coming up!!