Some of my very favorite memories in life are the simplest moments.
I look so fondly back on times when I get to curl up in bed reading a good book with dim candle- and lamp-light illuminating my bedroom in golden flickers, soft music playing through speakers in the background. I cherish also the quiet road trips I’ve taken with my sweet man, Piper curled up in the backseat, through Texas Hill Country with the sun dropping toward the horizon and tunes crooning through the radio.
Others are the times — rare, but precious — when John unhitches his guitar from its wall mount to surprise me with a rendition of one of my favorite songs that he’s taught himself to strum.
Not to get too mushy (or is it too late?), but when he played Vance Joy’s “Mess is Mine,” I literally cried. OK, maybe I didn’t bawl, but I did well up. Instances when my heart is so touched that tears come to my eyes are few and far between. But seeing the man I love playing the melody to a song that I feel so adequately sums up me and him brought me such indescribable joy, really, that all I could do was cry.
Music plays such a deep and visceral part in my most adored memories, and I think that’s true for everyone. A song can put you right back in a place you were at years ago, can’t it? Live music especially brings lasting memories with those you enjoy it with, and that’s why I’m so enthralled to be able to give away the gift of an amazing concert here in Dallas on Friday.
Vance Joy is headlining, preceded by Elle King and Jamie Lawson. Vance, obviously, holds a dear spot in my heart, and I know and enjoy some of Elle’s mainstream songs. Jamie, though, I didn’t know until I YouTubed some of his songs yesterday. His voice, as expected as an opener for Vance Joy, is heavenly. All of their sounds are, to me, magical and uplifting, and I’m excited to bring someone the experience of seeing them live!
Here are the details to win TWO tickets to the show:
- Follow ME (@frecklesandfigs) on Instagram.
- Like my post on Instagram of the photo above (posted this morning).
- Tag 3 friends who live in the Dallas area who love live music (especially Vance, Elle, or Jamie)!
- BONUS! Repost my photo on Instagram for TWO additional entries!
Contest closes Thursday at midnight; winner will be announced first thing Friday morning.
The concert is Friday night, March 11, at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. Thank you to AEG Live SW for sponsoring this giveaway!