Saturday, September 1, 2012

Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw Concert!

One of the days I was looking forward to most after the wedding: concert day (August 22nd)! We all decided that we needed to relax before the concert to rev ourselves up. I used my Gavin DeGraw fan club membership to get us the merch package during presales. We ended up somehow getting four shirts so I decided why not try cutting one up like those Pinterest tutorials. Let's say I had fun cutting up a shirt, haha. Paula dolled me us with Vinh's direction (since that was his prize for buying us the tickets).

We left around 4:30PM so that we could get to the Mountain Winery by 5PM for the meet & greet. Meet & greet you say? We didn't order the VIP package, but I somehow got an email a few days before the wedding saying how I could redeem my meet & greets. I printed out that email to bring with us to try our luck at getting in as VIP. We ate dinner (mine was a $10 salad) & I got thoroughly attacked by garden bees since they loved my salad. Time came to go try our luck with the meet & greet passes. Our morale dropped when we saw that people had special laminates. We made Vinh take the email to the box office to try our luck at getting laminates. Paula & I thought that we wouldn't get it, but Vinh came back victorious with three glorious VIP laminates to go meet Gavin DeGraw!

Us with Gavin DeGraw *squeal*

We immediately went to where all the VIPs lined up. All the while, we were all giggling at our great luck with scoring basically free VIP passes! Colbie popped out for a bit for her last meet & greet & shortly after, we were ushered into a dim room to wait for Gavin to arrive. It sucked that we were told no flash for our photos *pouts* Gavin comes in & everyone gets all super excited. When it was our turn, I passed my camera to Gavin's crew & Vinh introduces us & tells Gavin that we got married two days ago. We asked him to sign our CD (see below) as well as our laminates. He asked where we got married & we told him to go check out Hakone Gardens. We then pose for our photo before Paula got her time. Then we all took a quick group photo before leaving Gavin's arms. I can't believe we got to meet Gavin again (first time for Vinh)! Best wedding gift ever, so much win! :D

Wedding crew with Gavin *sigh*

Our signed CD, yay!

My signed VIP laminate

After being all pumped up from meeting Gavin, we went to go find our seats. We were probably like 4-5 rows away from the stage, awesomesauce! Paula & I stayed put in our seats as Vinh ventured up to go find us some drinks. He ended up buying a $70 bottle of white chardonnay, but couldn't bring it into the seats so he had to pour the whole bottle out into three ghetto plastic cups :(

Paula & I reppin' the fangirl status

Colbie came out & started performing for like two songs before Vinh returned with the chardonnay. She's so pretty!

Gorgeous Colbie Caillat

As Colbie was ending her segment of the show, she chose "I Never Told You" as her last song. We just happened to be singing along & then all of a sudden, Gavin comes on the stage & performs with her, ahhhh! I just so happened to be filming this song! So friggin' perfect, just watch below ♥


Afterwards, Colbie & her crew left the stage so that Gavin's gear could get set up. Paula & I took the opportunity to get near the stage to take a photo with Gavin's awesome drum set. We're such groupies, haha :P

Crew setting up Gavin's gear

Gavin came out rockin' with "Sweeter" & it definitely set a very fun & interactive tone for the rest of the evening! Be sure to check out the videos below for "In Love With A Girl," "Soldier" as well as a newly written song between Gavin & Colbie titled "We Both Know" ♥

Gavin rockin' to "Sweeter"




Gavin actually went out through the audience during one song & took someone's cell phone to take photos, serenaded them & made the crowd super hyped up! At one point, he pretended to finish the concert, but everyone in the crowd was chanting for more. Gavin ended up coming back out to perform "Not Over You" & Colbie came out to sing with him. Again, ahhhhhh perfect ♥

Gavin & Colbie singing "Not Over You"

By the time the concert was over, I had drank at least half of the chardonnay bottle since Vinh was the driver. Paula & I both had to rush to the ladies room since we were filled with chardonnay. Afterwards, Vinh escorted me back to the car. Whilst in the car, I decided to semi-drunk text Lobsterfest about something. I don't quite exactly remember, but it was funny & that I was speaking out loud how I couldn't spell & type on Vinh's cell phone. Once we got home, we were on a Gavin high & couldn't sleep for another few hours, lol. That my friends, was the end to an amazing day!

17 comments:

  1. This day was definitely a high point. It was fate we got those meet and greet passes! We were so down sitting there on that brick wall whilst Vinh was off scoring us vip laminates! When he came back and we couldn't see him that well and then seeing the strings from the laminates blowing in the breeze ahhhh!!!!
    I can't believe we got to meet him again! I have never had a more fun time at a concert. I mean look at us! I totally never dance around and sing along and practically fall out of a chair laughing. The wine helped.
    That was good stuff.
    The ride back home was so short from all our falafel texting to unsuspecting lobsterfest. He totally missed out on a great Gavin filled adventure!

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    1. SO MUCH WIN, AHHHHH! BEST CONCERT EVER!
      Lobsterfest so missed out on an awesome concert. At least he got our drunky texts O:)

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  2. So jealous! Not to mention I <3 Colbie Caillat almost as much as Gavin! Love the photos!

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    1. One day, you too will be able to meet the amazing Gavin *giggle*

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  3. How cool!!!! You are so lucky. I listened to a couple of his songs... so good.

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  4. Sounds like an amazing time was had! You were very lucky to get those VIP passes!

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  5. How exciting, especially when your VIP! I have only been to a couple concerts in my life and I was teenagers when I went to both of them. The first one was a Spring Jam for 102.5. Dru Hill and a bunch of other groups and performers were there. The second was a Janet Jackson and Usher contact, which was a lot of fun.

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  6. Thats amazing you look like you had a great time.

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  7. They sound good together. And aww, she's barefoot and so comfy looking in one of the songs!!

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  8. It's been a long time since I've been to a concert, but this one looks as fun as I remember. Congrats on being married.

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  9. Oh I love Colbie! You're so lucky you got to hear her live!

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  10. Sounds like a very fun day! Lucky you got to meet Gavin DeGraw!!!

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  11. How fun is that?! I love both of them and I bet they were amazing in concert.

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  12. Now, that was totally fun and you get to be so lucky with all that experiences and you get to meet Gavin too.

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  13. VIP status!! How cool! This concert must have been a great experience. I can only imagine the amount of fun you had.

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  14. How fun! Colbie & Gavin - WOW! Lucky Lucky!

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  15. Believe it or not, I have never been to any concert in my lifetime. I listened to one of Gavin McGraw's songs recently and I loved it (but for the life of me cannot remember the name).

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