This blog is going to be in reverse chronological order because it was a busy day but the best stuff happened at the end of the day and its what I want to talk about most... U2. I had never been to a U2 concert before and it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, amazing. In a world that can disappoint so often they exceeded my already elevated expectations. Once again, a concert has converted me into being a true fan and now I am a big fan of U2. Dollar for dollar this was the best money Brent has ever spent on me, besides our honeymoon, and it was nearly as emotional as my wedding. Crazy. I knew that Bono and his crew were big on helping causes, particularly the AIDS epidemic in Africa and I was so impressed with the way in which they got their message across during the show. It was powerful music married with a powerful message that wasn't construed in a way that made you feel bad about yourself for not doing enough and more like hey, thanks for supporting us and in turn supporting our cause. You felt as though you had already made a difference. I know it's impossible for you to experience what we did at the show through my blog but if you want to see more pictures and comments about the show click here.
During the day before the show we went to the State Fair. I had never been before and it was an interesting experience. It wasn't what I was expecting in the least. It was mostly booths like a long row of "as seen on tv" infomercials and "test drive on site" car shows. It was strange in my opinion. I did enjoy the petting zoo and I can at least cross this off my "to do" list for life events. I'm glad I went but don't feel a need to go back again. You should do it at least once in life, if you just happen to be in Dallas when it's going on anyway. You can see more pictures and comments here.
We started our day at Lucky's Cafe. It's a cool little diner with good breakfast and delicious homemade biscuits. All of the men that work there are very fabulous and the owner reminded me of the gay version of Marc Katz. I asked him how he was doing and he said, "Honey, I always like to say, I am big and beautiful." We ate there twice before we left Dallas and both times the service was great, the food was good, and I definitely will go back next time we are in the area. I most definitely felt like I was on an episode of Sex and the City both times I was there; I was just missing my Stanford and Samantha.