I was able to fulfill three simple wishes for myself for this last quarter of the year. Nothing major, but I thought it was really cool the way these 3 events were layed out.
On October 4th, I got to finally see one of my favorite bands, Halestorm, at our local state fair. They have come to my area 3 times before, but was never able to see them. All I had to do was buy a ticket of admission to get in and see them for free.
Concert was at 7 pm, I got there 2 hours early, got the best seat I could which was pretty close and just waited by myself. It was one helluva concert and would see them again anytime!! Lzzy was at her vocal perfection and they nailed it musically. One of the best live rock groups I've ever seen. They played for 1 hour & 45 minutes with one encore of two songs. I was able to buy an autographed CD, a Halestorm wristband, and a t-shirt with an up-close side pic of Lzzy in shades. She is freaking gorgeous and kinda tall,too
Then November 7-9, I got to go to my first Wizard World Comic-Con!! I posted all the pics I got in my gallery. I bought a lot of Greg Horn's prints and some other artists, too. Saw a lot of amazing people dressed up as characters from the comics, movies, TV, anime, video games, etc. Got to meet a couple of actors and get their autographs for a couple of people I know. Got a few sneak shots of some others,but there was not anyone I really wanted to see for myself this year. Maybe next year. Alan Tudyk was supposed to be here, but had to cancel for whatever reason. I would've paid to get him to sign my Serenity movie poster. Probably spent a little too much, but what the hell. It was an experience and the gorgeous women there????? Nuff said.
Then finally to end my "trifecta" on December 4th I got to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (for the 4th straight year) and had the best seat so far. I was just off the right of the stage in the corner seat a step off of the floor which allowed me to see the musicians, singers, & dancers perfectly. Especially when they were on one of the higher platforms right next to me!!! I got to see the electric violinist, Asha Mevlana, up-close
Gorgeous lady. They had their theme this year based on their 3rd album, The Christmas Attic. They had a huge chest on stage that the drummer, a keyboardist, & their stringed instruments rise out of and play. The inside of the lid doubled as a backdrop for the scene imagery they used during the songs. They started a little after 7:30 pm and it ended about 10:15 pm. They stopped a few times so Al Pitrelli, guitarist and a founding member of the band, to introduce everyone and chat.
I would recommend to everyone to see them at least once. I would consider them one of the top performances of all time!! Halestorm is right there with them
I naturally bought another concert t-shirt with all the cities listed and the year of the tour.
To sum this up, these were my 3 simple wishes this year I got to do. Each one was special and worth the wait. I like to keep my wishes simple and easy. I do have two personal wishes that are not as simple and may never happen, but I'll hang on to them just in case
My next one is to see the Christmas lights at a local bible college that brings in people from all over the state, take in the two little family get-togethers in the next two weeks, and watch the
Christmas special on the night of Christmas day.
Sometimes when a big dream is fulfilled, I'm sure the joy and peace felt is over-whelming and, maybe, life-changing!!
That's one reason why I'm glad that my name starts with an S because it also stand for simplicity and that song re-made by Shinedown "Simple Man" describes me to the T.
Does anyone here have any wishes whether their small or big ones?? Simple ones like going somewhere or meeting someone for the first time? I believe everyone has a dream or wish they would like to see fulfilled or maybe it already has and their fine at that.
Whether it's holiday related or not, share them or it if you wish.
I'll make this my last journal entry for the year so your not bored and I will wish you all a safe, memorable Merry Christmas!!