We found out that our close friends J&J are due with their first baby just 2 days before we are!! We are thrilled for them & couldn't ask for better friends to go through this experience with.
The guys headed to the concert on Thursday while J & I sat around, ate, compared notes on pregnancy so far, and what is yet to come. It was perfect. Thanks for a great time!
Friday we relaxed before heading into Camden for the Friday show. J decided that she wasn't feeling up to going to the concert (she's suffering with morning sickness too). I packed food in my cooler and market basket (thanks Jen for such a great bday gift. I love it). I survived tailgating & the concert by snacking OFTEN. I was relieved that I felt well enough to really enjoy the event. I thought that maybe I was getting past the sickness stage. It was a fortunate break but I ended up spending the next 2 days in bed recovering.
It was fun to finally share our news with this group of friends. Matt made our announcement shortly after we set up our tailgate. Then followed the announcement about J&J's exciting news. A great moment!
The show was phenomenal. Unfortunately for me, they played Black (I chose this youtube video not for the sound quality, but b/c it's so close up and you can see how passionate the performance is) on Friday and Sunday but not on Thursday. There were a few other songs I would have liked to hear that they played on the other nights, but overall it was a great experience.
Matt has admitted that next time he'll probably just go to 2 shows instead of 3. He had a fun time at the DC show on Sunday too, but it took him until midway through the week to recover. A sign that we're getting old? He also enjoyed a visit with Jeremy while in DC. (Jeremy, we miss you, come visit soon).
Some pics from our weekend:
Note to self: Take the time to put on some self tanner. Blah!
The water is mine, not the beer.
Part of our tailgate
I have lots of other funny pics but I'm not sure our friends would be OK with me posting them online.
While on the topic of Pearl Jam, below is a quote from Eddie Vedder about the song Daughter (youtube video from the Friday show).
Warning: Foul language.
Eddie Vedder about "Daughter":
"The child in that song obviously has a learning difficulty. And it's only in the last few years that they've actually been able to diagnose these learning disabilities that before were looked at as misbehavior, as just outright fucking rebelliousness. But no one knew what it was. And these kids, because they seemed unable or reluctant to learn, they'd end up getting the shit beaten outta them. The song ends, you know, with this idea of the shades going down--so that the neighbors can't see what happens next. What hurts about shit like that is that it ends up defining peoples' lives. They have to live with that abuse for the rest of their lives. Good, creative people are just fucking destroyed."Glad to see Eddie is passionate about stopping child abuse too.