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2011 Monsterball Tour

Last night, the hubs, my bestie, and I went to see Lady Gaga at the Amway Center.

The Amway Center is a brand spanking new arena in downtown Orlando that is meant to bring bigger names than were getting booked at the old Amway Arena.

The place is beautiful. A major upgrade from the old arena and the area across from it has exploded with new shops, bars, and restaurants.

We left early because we had VIP tickets that allowed for early floor entrance. We also took a cab so we could all drink without having to worry about driving home.

We waited in a line outside. And once we got inside, waited in another line.

We were behind this guy:

We waited for at least an hour and when they let us in, we got right up on the stage. We stayed there for about two seconds until we realized we were starving and needed alcohol.

So we hung out at the lounge inside the stadium for a little bit.

If you find yourself staring at this picture for a long time, that’s just Lisa entrancing you with her sea blue eyes and supermodel nonchalant smile.

The show was sold out.

There were a LOT of people dressed up like Lady Gaga and I wish I would have gotten some pictures of them, but I felt a little weird about it.

Semi Precious Weapons opened and I really liked them. I might have to do a little Amazon mp3 shopping today…

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After the opening band, we were waiting for LG to come on stage and I witnessed unbelievable bigotry. It blows my mind that this crap still happens in 2011. Anyway, some redneck dude was getting in the face of the guy standing in front of me. The guy did nothing to provoke him and even said nothing to him after the guy called him a fa**ot. I mean, really? At a Lady Gaga concert of all places? I think heterosexuals were the minority there. (Oh, and he wasn’t even gay. His girlfriend was in the bathroom.)

Later on during the show, the redneck dude was trying to push his way through the crowd to get to the front when another guy called him out to the guards and they took him out of the crowd.

Ahhhh. Karma. Sometimes you do work.

He didn’t get kicked out though. I saw him again standing in the back of the general admission area when I went to get a drink during the show.

Of course, Lady Gaga was effin awesome. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

My only complaint about the concert is that Lady Gaga had a huge walkway in front of the stage and she barely used it. That was a bummer but she was still amazing.

After the show, we got a cab ride home. The driver decided to put ALL the windows down. WTF?

We all had an awesome time! And we get to do it all again this Friday when we see Ke$ha at House of Blues. Smile Can’t wait!

What’s the last concert you saw and who would you love to see in concert? (I’ve seen almost everyone I’ve wanted to see because I’m such a concert junkie – but I still haven’t seen PJ Harvey, Placebo, or 10 Years and I really want to!)

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Rah-rah-ooo-la-la Ro-ma-Ro-ma- ma!

(Is that song in your head now?)

I’m feeling pretty good about the next couple of months. I think a little break from running is going to be just what I need to be ready for it again.

I know this because as I sit here and type this post, I totally feel like busting out a 5-miler. I mean, I slept in instead of doing that 5-miler, but I still feel like it and that’s what counts.

I also know this because yesterday, I read about this race and wanted to do it:

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I’m not sure how feasible this race is because it’s 5 days before my first full marathon. But with all the training I will be doing, maybe 13 miles will be a good taper run by then?

The Daytona Half Marathon starts with a lap around the Daytona Speedway, ya’ll! That is pretty cool if you ask me. Also, Daytona isn’t too far away from Orlando so that’s an added race bonus.

I have until October 1st when the price of the race goes up, so there’s plenty of time to decide. For all of you that have run full marathons before, is a 13 mile taper run 5 days before the race a good or bad idea?

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I’m still sore from my workout on Wednsday. I went to Crossfit last night, and although the workout lasted 20 minutes, it kicked my butt. The workout looked like this:

Twelve .10 mile runs with squats, pushups, and sit ups in between. After the first .10 run, we did one squat, one push up, and one sit up. After the 2nd run, we did two squats, two push ups, and two sit ups, and so on until you reach 12.

Man, that sounds easy when you see it typed out. I assure you, it was not. Smile

I’m off to do a few chores before Lisa comes over this afternoon. We have floor tickets to see Lady Gaga tonight at Amway Center. I can’t wait to see that crazy woman! Oh, and I can’t wait to see Lady Gaga too. 😉

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Hope you all have a great weekend. What are you doing tonight?

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