Omg, you guyyyyyyyyyyyyyys!
Thursday night was EPIC! Shakey Graves rocked the house. I was totally blown away by his performance! And the pizza…and omg, the cheese…and the fizzy lifting drinks…and the life-flashing-before-my-eyes, and the the…wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning…
One of the first times I’ve actually gotten dressed up in MONTHS! I drove to meet my friends and then we were off to get some grub before the show. There wasn’t much deliberation involved after one of my friends suggested we try a Five Points Pizza, a place that has been known to close their doors early when they run out of
FRESH MADE DOUGH!
Can we pause for a minute to admire this GORGEOUS painting that took up almost the full side wall of the restaurant? I love how the place had such a cozy feel to it!
Ok, so I consider myself a bit of a snob when it comes to pizza (even of the freezer variety) but this place…omg, THIS PLACE! The sauce was fantastic – great flavor and just enough to act as a good toppings glue without having all the shit fall off when you pick it up. And the crust tops the charts on ANY pizza I’ve ever had. The absolute perfect spot on the thin – thick scale. Soft without being doughy…crunchy without wreaking havoc to the roof of your mouth.
After staring at the menu and salivating over almost every single thing on it, we eventually decided to go with the “Zeus”: Pepperoni, spicy capicola, black olives, banana peppers, red onions, and FETAAAAAA!
I also enjoyed an amazing beer flight (my favorite to order because I get bored with a whole glass of ONE beer). The one at the top was a Steigl Radler, a German effervescent beer with a citrusy grapefruit flavor…basically it tasted like Fresca and from here on out will officially be known as “my beer”.
We got to Mercy Lounge around 9:45pm. Just in time to hear one song from the opening act before Shakey took the stage. Space was limited to standing room only and since there happened to be a GIGANTIC pillar right in our line of sight, we decided to head to the back…away from the crowd, close to the bathrooms, and ya know, right next to the bar.
While moseying our way to the back, I just happened to miss a very important step in our journey. As in an ACTUAL MOTHER-FREAKING STEP! So for about 0.29610561 seconds, I learned what it feels like to plummet to your death. And it wasn’t pretty. AND I wasn’t even drunk! Other than the sheer embarrassment and tears begging to spill from my eyes, the part that really sucked was that I landed on my BAD KNEE! Luckily there was no permanent damage - just a really REALLY nasty looking bruise – but, better than that, it didn’t ruin the evening! Shakey did a great job helping me forget all about the throbbing pain (ok and maybe a few drinks too) and before long I was stomping BOTH feet and dancing to the beat.
Oh snap, made a rhyme!
Since I’m a total goober and don’t really know how to upload the video I took on here, you’ll have to check out my Instagram for the clip. I couldn’t get over how great he sounded. And how about he came out and encored with my FAVORITE SONG! He even brought Esme along for the ride and they closed down the house with my OTHER favorite! I swear I had the biggest and most idiotic grin on my face the entire night!
What was the highlight from your weekend?
Are you accident prone like me?
Seriously…I NEED this shirt!