After a three day weekend, regular weekends seem so short! Sometimes it feels like there’s never enough time to do everything I need to do plus everything I want to do. This weekend, the balance definitely tipped towards what I wanted to do rather than what I needed to, but I’m more than okay with that.
The weekend started off in the best way possible – with a Justin Timberlake concert! I love seeing JT in concert – he always puts on the most amazing show. I actually once convinced my family to take a trip to Hershey so I could go see JT and Jay-Z together in concert. I have no regrets – I wasn’t even a huge Jay-Z fan, but seeing the two of them together was such an incredible experience. The show was so good, in fact, that two days after I got home, I saw that Justin announced he’d be stopping in Pittsburgh as part of the next leg of his tour, and bought tickets immediately. The energy he puts into his show is so impressive – every song felt like it could be the finale.
Saturday I made my first trip down to the Three Rivers Arts Festival. I wrote about it here last year – it’s one of my favorite summer activities each year! My friend Katie has a fantastic booth each year – this year, she’s working on a larger than life PB&J that makes everyone crave one whenever they see it. I’m so proud to have such amazingly talented friends – you can check out her website here if you’re in need of any artwork!
The Arts Fest puts on free concerts each day, and Saturday night’s concert was the band Everything Everything – one of my sister’s favorite groups – so we had to go check it out. The concerts are at The Point, where Pittsburgh’s three rivers converge, so not only are you treated to some great live music, you also have one of the city’s prettiest views as the backdrop.
I was also really happy to see that they had a sign language interpreter up on stage with the band! She was so good – totally getting into the music – and the band also interacted with her throughout the set, making her seem like part of the show rather than just someone one the sidelines.
It was such a fun night, and we got to say hi to the band after, which is always fun! Plus, I ended my night with funnel cake, so there really isn’t anything better.