C is for Concerts, Costumes, Cards

I’ve written many times about the concerts we go to. I even did two A to Zs about the scrapbook pages I have done to remember them, first in 2017 and the second time in 2020. Our most recent concert was last Thursday when we saw Journey and Toto at Chase Center. I had not intended to get tickets even though we love Journey because the tickets were expensive and we don’t like to sit too far away. At the last minute we heard that our friends were going so I thought I’d take a look to see what tickets were left. It was the day before show and I guess there were some tickets that didn’t sell and I managed to get seats in the 5th row on the floor! They were less expensive than some seats shown farther away.

We met our friends on their boat (named Journey!) for cocktails and snacks and then walked to the venue, our first time at Chase since it opened a couple years ago. We had to shoo the seals off the walkway to get by. It looked like they were on a date too! Actually it looked like it was mating season for the seals because there were a bunch of them prancing around in the water. Maybe they were on the way to the concert as well.

I have my face turned to the side in the photo because I tripped over the cable cover on the way to our seats and ended up with a cut lip. Turned into a nice fat bruise the next day. No pictures of that!

Toto was great and my husband even got the attention of Steve Lukather because he (my hubby) brought his book, The Gospel According to Luke, and waved it in the air. I mean he (Steve), looked in our direction and nodded so I’m gonna say we got his attention – LOL.

Journey was great too. They did 19 of their hits including my favorite Journey song, Faithfully.

I wish I could have been this close when Steve Perry was with the group. Still, it was a great night and we were even interviewed on our way in by a reporter from the Chronicle but I guess our comments weren’t newsworthy enough to make it into the article. Anyway, I guess you could say concerts are our number one date nights.

Dressing up in costume is another fun thing to do on a date. We went to a Halloween party early in our relationship. He was a pirate and I was his wench. I made my costume. Old time western style photos are my favorite. It’s been a while since we’ve done one of those so maybe I can talk him into doing another one. I know that photo booths are a big hit at weddings as well. Something about becoming another person for a while is exciting. My blog is rated PG or I might talk about some other types of costumes too…

And last but not least is cards. I mentioned putting baseball cards in order but we also played with a regular deck of cards. We used to play canasta for hours. That’s really a cheap date, right?

Have I given you any new ideas for date nights so far? Let’s see what I can come up with for D. See you tomorrow.

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24 Responses to C is for Concerts, Costumes, Cards

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  3. Another amazing post!


  4. debscarey says:

    I was taught how to play bridge when a teenager but haven’t played since. We used to play rummy a lot when we lived overseas – in third world countries the entertainments are somewhat limited, but I actually really enjoyed it. I haven’t tried playing either with Himself as his big brain would enable him to card count, ensuring he’d beat me hands down! Possible date night for Christmas time – carolling! šŸ™‚

    Debs visiting this year from
    Debs Carey-NLP Coach

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  5. I love all three – concerts, costumes and cards! I use to play canasta with my grandmother all the time growing up. She really loved cards. What a great score on the seats. Glad you had such a fun night (other than the cut lip). Weekends In Maine

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  6. John Holton says:

    Mom said that when she was expecting me she and Dad would play gin rummy every night and keep score. By the time I was born she owed Dad some incredible amount of money…

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  7. gigglingfattie says:

    My parents play cards every day! They have moved away from physical cards and now play their favorite game on their phones on an app that they can play together. Its cute haha

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  8. E.A. Wickham says:

    What a fun night!

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  9. Sorry you were injured tripping, but the rest of the evening sounds like a good time was had by all – including the seals. Costumes are fun. I sometimes dream about being at costume balls and it’s always fun to try and figure out which of the characters are my friends in disguise

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      There is something freeing about being in costume, right? Able to be someone you are not (or someone you REALLY are)! Yeah, stupid trip but I’ll live.


  10. LA says:

    Awesome!! I love Journey

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  11. Tamara says:

    Your night, the boat, the seals, the introduction to “Faithfully”, the song itself…
    Thank you so much for sharing this perfect San Francisco moment!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      You are most welcome! Faithfully gives me goosebumps every time too. it reminds me of the period during our early married life when my husband worked graveyard and I worked days and we hardly ever saw each other.


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