Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Using a Torch to Make S'mores is Best

Hi! So I wanted to talk about some of the things J and I did this weekend that did NOT involve having the truck hit haha =)

Saturday night we went to House of Blues to a concert for my dad's birthday. 

The opening band was amazing!  They are Anchored
They were super friendly and loads of fun.  They have been together for a year and a half and are already opening at HOB!! I love their music and they have THE most enthusiastic bassist EVER. I can't wait to see what they do in the future.

The second band was Cold...i didn't really like their music. Or their performance for that matter.  They were very good live -- well they sounded good. BUT they were very depressing and dark and I just wasn't feeling it.

The headlining band that we bought the tickets to see was Volbeat
They are incredible live. The lead singer sounds amazing live -- as good as the cd. That is always such a relief for me. I can't listen to bands if I find out they are horrible live. You HAVE to be really good live, otherwise I know that you aren't a great performer - that a lot of technology goes into the way your cds sound.
At the end of the night -- the birthday boy looks so happy =)
We had some drinks before we left the house -- I had two then at HOB I had two more...for those who don't know me, understand that 4 drinks for me in a 5 hour time frame is, sad to say, a LOT for little ol' me haha! Needless to say I was definitely buzzed...which was confirmed the next morning when I woke to look through my pictures and found I took 140 the night before -- most of which were taken between 9:30-12:30!! haha Hilarious!
My parents took J and I to Perkins at 12:30am after the concert and it was AMAZING! haha I always want breakfast food when I have been drinking -- especially french toast/pancakes!
Walking into Perkins
I told J that I probably won't ever go to another large venue to see a concert -- HOB was just WAY too much fun!!

Sunday night, while watching Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (which was UNBELIEVABLY cute!!), J and I both got a craving for some s'mores.  We have a glass top stove and we have a gas grill. J didn't feel like firing up the grill so I suggested the microwave. That was deemed lame so J went to his work truck and pulled out a torch.
Yeah -- this happened =)

Do you like going to big crazy concerts?
or do you prefer small, intimate venues?
Have you ever made s'mores using something unconventional -- like a torch?



asj said...

so fun! I love lighting marshmellows/peeps on fire with unconventional tools! :)

Sam W. said...

now i'm craving a s'more! yum :)

Nicole said...

hahahaha love the way you guys did smores! I don't like smores so I've never done anything unconventional like that :)

J and A said...

We went to HOB in Vegas, loved it. Those s'mores are awesome!!!

Jessica and Stephan said...

you didn't say if the smores turned out good!!

Anonymous said...

HOB is probably the best concert venue in Orlando. They are big enough to get some good bands but manage to have the intimate feel. I've seen almost 20 concerts there. Hard Rock Live is good but a little large for my tastes. Arena tours SUCK. A mile away and horrible acoustics. That why its good to see bands early in their career when they play the smaller places!

Kristen said...

How fun! I'd love to check out House of Blues some time. And that is too funny that you torched your marshmallows - love it!

Also, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Be sure and stop by and check it out. :)

Simply Camylla said...

What a fun weekend!! Happy Birthday to your dad :)

Lots of Love,

Just a Jersey Girl said...

oooh smores!

Katie said...

I LOVE the torch smores! That's genius!

Glad you had fun at HOB. And yes, breakfast food is definitely the best after a night of drinking. :)

Emily said...

I NEED a s'more now, haha! I haven't ever used a torch but I've definitely made them in the microwave before! (Not as good but still satisfies the craving!)

Natalie said...

4 drinks will do me in, too! It sounds like you had a great night. I love big, fun, rowdy concerts, but sometimes the best concerts are in super tiny venues where you can practically touch the performer. I guess both have their appeal! :)

Brunette & Blessed said...

Looks like a fun night! Glad I found ur blog

Syndal said...

we make our s'mores in the toaster oven :)

Holly said...

I've been to HOB for concerts before and they've been fun--one was really up close and personal in a smaller room and it was pretty awesome. I like small concerts, but I also like the fun big concerts...but they should be outside!!

Haha, torching your marshmallows..too funny!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Love HOB! I love the idea of torching your marshmallows :) Very creative!

Faith said...

looks like an awesome weekend! i don't mind the concerts ... as long as the music is good!

as for smores i've used the oven and the microwave but no torch ... but i love smores! so delish!