Thursday, March 28, 2013

Adventures in St. Louis

hi everyone! a couple weeks ago i went to the delmar loop in st. louis on a trip to see they might be giants. they have been touring and promoting their new album called nanobots that i think you should probably get! i talked about it in my favorite things for spring, but i'm going to keep promoting it because i think it is an excellent album.

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we stayed at the moonrise hotel, which is right next door to the pageant, the venue where tmbg was playing. it's a beautiful and super cool hotel! it's all moon themed, complete with a rotating moon on the roof. everything is outfitted with tons of space-related memorabilia. in the hotel restaurant, there are tons of weird gadgets, art of ray guns, and collections of spaceship toys, limited moon-themed barbies, and tons more. in the hotel, there are rainbow lights and a cool chihuly chandelier! there
s a lot of apollo and moon-related stuff in glass displays. there are a lot of cool chairs, and i sat in each one on the ground floor.

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there are lots of cute shops and restaurants on the loop, including star clipper, an awesome comic book shop; pizza pi, a favorite of barack obama's; cute vintage stores, many different thai restaurants, a movie theatre, and tons more.


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you can't see very well, but the inside of this blue fin sushi restaurant had megaman decorations on the wall!

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all the shops and restaurants are a short walking distance from each other and the hotel, and they're all really interesting! i saw this adorable dress at a formal clothing store and wanted to get it, it's SO CUTE.

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the evening we arrived, we ate at fitz's, a restaurant that also makes and bottles soda.



 its sodas are offered in all the restaurants on the loop and are really delicious!

my mom and i both tried black cherry soda with our food.
of course, because of their soda crafting, they offer a huge variety of massive soda floats!! i love any kind of soda float and i eat coffee ice cream with dr. pepper on it as a regular dessert  so i was really excited to try one!

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i got this one because it was called the "raspberry beret" and i love that song. it was chocolate and vanilla ice cream over "hip hop pop", a mixed berry soda.

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my dad and brother got a float filled with nutella in the middle!! it looked delicious, but also rich.


they have some arcade machines as well! i bought a couple of songs on the jukebox, but they turned it down so low i could barely hear it after the first song. i dont even know why!! that really disappointed me. but everything else about the trip to fitz's was good.

 

the next day we got wristbands for early entry into the concert and went to the signing to meet tmbg! here was the outfit i wore:

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❣ outfit breakdown ❣
cardigan- borrowed from mom
t-shirt- lemon demon
skirt, shoes- target
bracelets-handmade

speaking of handmade bracelets, i made a bracelet for flans in addition to bringing them a senor coconut record!

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i had talked to him on tumblr and asked if he wanted to be my bff. he said yes and so now we have matching bracelets, obv. the greatest thing was that at the concert, he made a joke specifically showing the bracelet and then i heard he kept wearing it to the next show! i can't believe it. he is so nice and this totally made my trip, and i'm so happy he liked it.

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they were seriously the nicest guys. i've met a lot of bands in my time and i have to say tmbg is seriously one of the nicest i've met so far. flans and i think marty were handing out stickers after the show too, and flans gave my mom and i like 8-15 bumper stickers each! linell was really nice too and acted jealous that we were in the moonrise so mom said "you can sleep on our floor."

i met marty and danny last time i saw tmbg, so i still haven't met dan miller, but it was nice to see him perform this time! he is a killer guitarist, for real.


the concert was so good. i loved their set list and their energy and jokes are so awesome as always. if you can ever go see tmbg, go!!

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i had so much fun going to st. louis again. i got to go to star clipper the day after the concert, too, which i'll make a separate post about. ♡

so i had a great spring break! i hope you guys had a fun one too. did you do any cool stuff on spring break??

that's all for today!!

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your blog! Very informative and interesting to read :) Also those soda floats look so good! Glad you had fun in St. Louis

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. thank you so much!! glad you enjoyed it! :3

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