Gettin’ Shakey in Nashvegas!

You guys!

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…


With a selfie…in my brand new scarf, purse, and purple leggings!

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

Five Points Pizza

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.

Five Points Pizza  Zeus

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! 😀

Beer Flight

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!

And that grin came right back yesterday when I logged onto iTunes to see that Dearly Departed is the FREE single for the week! If that’s not MARVELOUS,
I don’t know what is!

What was the highlight from your weekend?

Are you accident prone like me?
Seriously…I NEED this shirt!

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14 Responses to Gettin’ Shakey in Nashvegas!

  1. Oh no!! I hope it makes you feel better when I tell you that I am the BEST in making my own stunts. I once fell INTO a bus when I wanted to enter. Everyone stared at me and no one laughed!! I wish they did, cause I had to and I would have felt better. But I think they got angry at me for being so clumsy 🙂

    So happy for you you got a great time! The pizza looks amazing.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh no!! Nothing like that awkward feeling of scraping yourself off the floor surrounded by people with absolutely no sense of humor. Just so you know, if you’d done that here, I would have laughed at you…but probably because I’d have tripped over you! Lol

  2. If I can make it through a day without spilling something, dropping something, or otherwise hurting myself, I consider it a victory. So yup, definitely accident prone. I could use one of those shirts too!

    Glad you had a good weekend and a great time on the concert! Highlight from my weekend: I moved across the country. Yup.

  3. That pizza looks so good! I love everything on it! The highlight of my weekend was the fresh baked, hot from the oven artichoke garlic herb bread we enjoyed from a bakery after the pumpkin patch visit. So good!

  4. Beer flights are SO much fun! My boyfriend and I love to share them whenever we go to a new brewery or bar.

  5. OMG – I am like bad news bears. I tore my effing quad last week in Vegas. Sober. Then I got tipsy (translation: drunk) and it felt so much better. Too bad I can’t go to work like that… HA.

  6. Fran@BCDC says:

    Sounds like so much fun and who can argue with Pizza?! Yes, that painting is amazing. I love when a restaurant does something unique.

  7. I’m such a klutz too! My legs are seriously always bruised and I don’t even remember how I got them lol.

  8. I’m occasionally rather dramatically accident prone (whether or not alcohol is involved). That pizza looks amazing! And, I’m afraid I have to admit that I’ve never heard of Shakey Graves, but after listening, I’m convinced that Dearly Departed is an awesome song! I’ll be doing more listening, I’m sure. Thanks for the intro.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      You’re welcome! I wasn’t so sure when I first heard him, but the more I listened, the more I liked. And now that I’ve heard him live, I’m in love! Just had to share! 🙂

  9. ewwww a flight of beer? One beer is bad enough.

    Wow, that sounded manly. I think a pizza place willing to sacrifice $$$ in favour of not having fresh dough- respect. Have fun playing with the coffee…thing?

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