Last December, a few weeks before Christmas, I caught wind of a surprise present that Ryan's mom had planned for us.
"It's something that you don't even know exists," I would tell Ryan cryptically. The clue pretty much blew his mind as he dreamt of the possibilities. A new invention? A crazy gadget? Salmon that cooks itself? Then the morning came, and he was handed a small envelope: tickets for us and all his siblings to see Muse in Salt Lake City.
Now however true my clue was (he didn't know Muse was playing a show in SLC!!), I realize that it possibly made the actual gift a little anticlimactic at the time. But after seeing last night's show, I can honestly say it blew my mind.
Every number was blowout big, with fun visuals to match the crazy instrumentals. Even after going 90 minutes nonstop (and if you've ever heard them, you know how high those vocals can get), they sounded just as good as, if not better than, on their album.
eyeball balloons that fall down and pop into confetti--a very good idea
this man oozes musical talent
these people ooze photogenics
While the snow came down in heaps outside, we kept things toasty indoors. Thanks to the Tingeys for such a fun time!