Music, Fashion, and Jackson Browne
Earrings- Old Navy
Necklace- Punky Pins
Dress- Boss Vintage (Denver store)
Brooch- Poison of Choice
Bag- Kate Spade
Hello, friends! I'm trying to get back into a blogging groove! I posted (but didn't super advertise) last week about my absence, so if you missed it CLICK HERE to read (plus see some videos I have been able to eek out). Anyway, I've missed this, missed you, and have a quick music and fashion post for y'all this evening!
Last month I got to see Jackson Browne at Red Rocks with my mom. He tours a lot and I'd been meaning to see him for some time, but it seemed nobody wanted to go with me. Then I went and I found out I was asking all the wrong people because some of my friends were interested in seeing him, haha. Jackson Browne isn't my typically go-to genre, but I like a lot of his songs and respect his musicianship so much that he definitely made my bucket list for sure. And boy...and I glad I saw him! Within the few minute of his first song I felt tingles and shivers because he was that good. He also sang a song that was originally in Spanish called "Walls and Doors." The main lyrics are "There are those who build walls/And those who open doors," to which he gently explained in the setup of this song was an especially important message given the election. (Browne...and me...are more for the um, "door" part). Call me an old lady (hey, my birthday is next week so I guess you'd be right!) but I hate standing. Like in general, but definitely at shows too. This was possibly the first audience at a concert I was at where the crowd wanted to sit the entire show (minus one or two hits). Given that this was about a week after my health started to nose dive this sitting ambiance was music to my ears! (Pun intended).
Ever the cloud/rain jinx, the weather was shaping up to be a cooler night for this outdoor show. I had a different 70s dress in mind, but ultimately I reached for this lovely number that I got in late spring and didn't get a lot of use out of because it got mega hot really quickly here. It was perfect for covering up my legs (I brought a cardigan too) and was fitting given most of Browne's hits were from the 70s.
I've already begun losing this tan :(
My mom can't keep her eyes open in photos...
If you've never been to Red Rocks before, let me give some disclaimers: it's impossible to not get a workout in to get to your seats! It's on a mountain, and while there is an upper level parking let that's basically on level with the top entrance, that fills up quick so you'll likely find yourself in one of the lower lots. Why am I bringing this up? Well, I brought my not-quite-adjusted-to-the-altitude mom and despite a moderate warning (I didn't want to scare her!) she was surprised at how winded she was walking up this steep ramp in line to the show. I felt bad, because that was always me (despite altitude acclamation) until about a year ago. Around two years ago I made it a point to push myself with harder cardiovascular exercises when it became clear some conditions I had in that general region were permanent and I wanted to do what I could to stay/get stronger. Now I can do Red Rocks without breaking a sweat, but that took effort. So for anyone going here in the future who doesn't work on their cardio and/or isn't used to the altitude...don't feel bad! Most of us have been there before ;)
Thanks for hanging with me! I can't wait to come back with more content ASAP! And for more posts like this, check out this page to read all of my concert going stories!