The highlight of the weekend?
Going to the James Taylor concert with my mom & brother (quite easily, my 2 favorite, most loved people).
A few months ago, my mom asked if I wanted to go to the James Taylor concert. She's quite the concert lover. I contemplated not going because, James Taylor? I like him, I thought, but I don't love him. But then I remembered who was footin' the bill for the thing & decided I should take advantage of the opportunity.
Apparently my brother felt the same way because he joined us too.
He arrived at my dorm just 10 minutes before my mom did, so we got a quick talk in & then hopped in the car to go to Binkley's for dinner. I had made reservations online and we were seated as soon as we walked in. The atmosphere at Binkley's is amazing & the food is just as good. Kyle got a beer, mom got wine and uh ... I got water & we had great conversation that only happens every once in a while between all three of us.
Our food came out quickly & let me tell you, my Tilapia topped with mushrooms & bacon was to die for. I'm so glad I didn't get that cheeseburger I had thought about getting because dang! good food is good food.
We quickly headed over to the theatre where JT was going to be playing & walked in to find that Kyle & I were the only ones under 50. Not really. There were some 30-year-olds.
"I don't think I've ever seen so many old people move this fast in my life", Kyle said. Well put, buddy.
James Taylor came out on the stage soon after we got there & played one song before introducing his son, the son of he & Carly Simon, who is touring with him as well. Together, they played for almost 2 hours & I changed my mind. I do love James Taylor. His voice is like the sleep that comes after being the perfect amount of tipsy or like the breeze off the beach on a summer night. So soothing. Perfect.
Sorry for the poor picture quality, we were pretty far back!
I was in my dorm asleep by 11:30 & despite the fact that I woke up to more than one text in the morning asking me why the heck I wasn't out partying, I loved the chance to hang with my 2 favorites in the presence of the wonderful James Taylor & his son, Ben Taylor.