Adam and I had an incredible weekend. He got back from his inspection trip on Friday night. On Saturday, my sister and I ran a few errands before she headed off to a Hanson concert. (Yes, Hanson. And apparently they have a cult following. Who knew?!) Adam and I checked out the Fall Fest by our house and then headed to the Imagine Dragons show.
Every year, the county hosts a Fall Festival just a short jaunt down the path at the farm house. We took Kona and discovered that she has a fear of horses. To get to the festival, we walked along the path that the fair was using for horse and carriage rides. As one approached us, I got very worried that Kona was going to spook the horses. Instead, she ran behind Adam with her tail between her legs.
Miranda stayed at home with a treat-filled Kong ball because crowds, cold, and other animals stress her out.
Kona helped pick out our pumpkin and gave a few little kids some gentle kisses because the girl can’t keep her tongue in her mouth. Apparently, she’s also scared of cows because she did not like me getting close to take a picture.
After the festival, Adam and I went to see Imagine Dragons in concert. Adam had splurged and gotten us the general admission pit tickets. I was really worried that the sound would be distorted being so close, but it was surprisingly clear.
Imagine Dragons are one of Adam’s favorite bands and, I have to admit, they are near the top of my list as well. All of their music is so positive and upbeat. Their shows are absolutely phenomenal and this one was no exception. It was such a high energy show and I loved every minute of it.
Grouplove opened up for them, which was a surprise to us. I only know they music they have on the radio, but they were great in concert too!
The thing that stuck me the most at the concert was the fact that Dan Reynolds, the lead singer, spoke openly about his struggle with depression and about seeing a therapist. This was the second time he’s done this and I am grateful that he used his platform to speak about such an important issue.
He talked about removing the stigma from seeing a therapist. He talked about how music helped him. He talked about how many people suffer from mental health. I try to be just as candid about my anxiety, but I don’t have the same platform that he does.
All in all, it was just another incredible experience. If you have the chance, I highly recommend seeing them live.