Tuesday, February 28, 2012

viva las vegas

guess who won tickets to this concert???? yep. me.

i was SO excited. i had received this email and was bound and determined to get tickets. even if i had to buy them. that's what it quickly turned into as i got there and realized no one was budging at all. you HAD to buy product, which i was open to if it were products that i wanted, but alas it was not.

on my final try, i decided to go to the seminar where they would randomly give out tickets in a crowd of several hundred. not my luck. i'm not into contact things, or competing for things in large crowds AND i never have luck when it comes to these things. i did once win a ceramic bowl because my name was helen. i also won a ladmo bag, but was too embarrassed to get it and sent up a sibling. anyway....

as the guy started the seminar with a music video... he staged having audio issues...and then ingrid walked up and gave a live performance of one of her songs. i couldn't believe it. i was so happy. then they announced for the crowd to check under their chairs for a random ticket taped underneath.

WAHOO! i had one under my chair!!!!!!

it was meant to be. she was so awesome and funny. i loved every minute. paully went with me. he loved it too.

back up a little......

paul and i flew out to vegas for a photography expo. i met up with my dear old friend i hadn't seen in years. we had fun, but there was never enough time to catch up. i think 2 full days of talking still wouldn't have been enough time. i love that when you can do that with friends you haven't seen in a long time.

we had intended to take tons of pics...

but there were only a few self portraits before we left the room and a few out and about. oh well :)

the first night she won tickets to a hypnotist show. she and paul volunteered to be hypnotized. they both tried, but it didn't work. they both faked it until they couldn't anymore. it was pretty hilarious anyway.
this was after the show.

we did take her to the hoffbrauhaus for the first time. it's always a good time there. and who doesn't like a little jager schnitzel and spatzle????

i learned a lot at the show and had a wonderful time with my partner in crime. i wish we had unlimited funds. we could have done some damage with those expo deals. lenses, props, video equip., etc......... oh yeah!!!!

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