First stop was at the Opry Mills Mall and we were starving so, of course, we went to The Rainforest Cafe. I could blame it on being the first restaurant as we entered the door, but actually it was totally planned. I always go to the Rainforest Cafe when I go to Disney World (its tradition) so since I am having "Disney Withdrawals" (it is a real disease for me) my hubby planned for us to eat here. He knows me so well! We had fun and shared the steak and shrimp.
Then we went shopping! I scored a beautiful scarf from the JCrew Factory, which I actually wore to the concert that night. We got a few other things and then headed over to our hotel to check in.
Just look how happy he is! He is practically skipping back to the car after checking in!
We stayed at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. It was beautiful and, most importantly, very clean. They were actually checking our room when we walked in to make sure it was up to standards. The bed was comfortable and the hotel was close to everything.
top: Pleione Mixed Media Roll Sleeve Top from Nordstrom (This top is a MUST HAVE shirt according to Pinterest Told Me To and I totally agree with her!)
Scarf: Jcrew Factory
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Nurture (old)
After freshing up at the hotel we went and did some more shopping at the Green Hills Mall and then headed over for some dinner near the Bridgestone Arena where the concert was at. We ate at Demo's Restaurant. It is a little italian place within walking distance to the arena and it was absolutely delicious. Russ could not have picked a better place to eat. The atmosphere and pricing were great as well! Plus, there was no wait! However, right after we sat down, the people started pouring in and the wait quickly became an hour long. That is just another reason why our Nashville trip was the best! I loved it when the waiter told us that everyone else in the restaurant was there to see Michael Buble too. It just made me that much more excited to see him.
When we got in the arena, we kept showing our tickets to the people who are supposed to show you where to sit and they kept saying, "Oh! The B Stage!" I had no idea what that meant and just chalked it up to meaning that they were impressed we were on the floor. But to our surprise, there was a tiny stage all around our seats and the sound/video guys were behind us. It still took it a little bit to register until I realized that Michael Buble would be on that stage at some point. I seriously had to go pee multiple times before the show started because I was so excited!
The view from our seats. (The lighting made my pictures purplish pink.)
Naturally Seven warming up for Michael! They warmed up for him at the other two concerts as well. They are amazing!
Before he came out on stage.
I could listen to him everyday! But actually I already do!
And then it was all a blur... After he got up close I totally freaked out. I never thought I would be one of those girls (the crying, screaming, jumping, holding their hands up kind of concert girls), but I was and it was the best!
And then THIS happened! Mr. Buble held my hand! Not a slap, but held my hand and sang to me! What song... I couldn't tell ya... I think I went into shock a little that he was staring at me. I still can't believe it and didn't wash my hand until later the next day (and that was accidental!).
After he sang, the hearts started falling and I was totally mushy for my sweet husband who talked me into buying tickets to see our favorite singer. I love him so much and even though I joke around about loving me some Michael Buble, I love me some Russ Swafford 100 times more!
The rest of the week was filled with birthday celebrations for my wonderful Madre and spending time with family. It was a wonderful week.
LOTS OF LOVE,