Disclaimer: i am not being paid, this is my own experiences and thoughts.
So back at the begining of the year we were in Michigan and had the absolute pleasure of seeing Bob Seger at the Van Andel areana. What an amazing venue and an incredible concert! Mr S is 72 years old, let that sink in for a minute…do you know anyone around that age?
So Mr S is from Michigan and the hometown crowd was Off The Chain! The story I heard was he came out for this final tour to show his younger children what Pops used to do. LOL He showed them alright!
At the begining of the concert he toddled around a bit like an old man, but i think that was part of the plan. Then he kicked it up and tore it up that stage like he was 40!
It occurs to me here that i am using alot of “Exclamation” points here but i can assure you he earned every single one of them! 😄
Now lets fast foward to Mid-March…for my sister 50th birthday, i bought her and I tickets to see Mr S in Tampa.
I was looking forward to seeing if the concert would be different, it was sort of…
The man put on another awesome, incredible and AMAZING concert but the crowd just didnt bring it, sadly.
It was pointed out that the Michigan hometown crowd supported their people. I had high expectations because of the HIGH snow bird population during this time of year, but ultimately it just wasnt the same.
Have you seen Mr S in concert? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experience.
So where did I leave off? Crochet, pictures, snow and craft beer… Well I did finish the baby blankie and for the record I took over 900 pictures while in Michigan. So let me tell you about the Big crescendo of our trip, a concert! Not any concert…I’ll just cut to the chase…BOB SEGER!
This concert took place in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena, what a great time! Bob Seger totally ROCKED the house AND he is 73 frickin years old!!! Can you imagine? He played for over 2 hours with 2 Encores!
Before we went to the concert we went to the BOB which stands for the Big Old Building, just an incredible place! Now, After the concert, we walked to (what is now our most favorite place) Founders Craft Brewery. Let me pause here and say, these are my opinions and NO ONE has asked for or paid me to say these things. Now back to the FUN…
If you EVER get a chance to visit Grand Rapids, DO NOT pass up the opportunity you will have a fantastic time. It is a College town (which happens to be the rival of our favorite Michigan team) so there are lots of Craft Breweries, Pub grub and Restaurants to enjoy.
So we end up at Founders after the concert. I am not a big beer fan but I do like dark beer (think Guinness) or Hard Cider especially if it has nitro. So our very nice waiter suggested (on our first trip there LOL) one called “Rubaeus” which is a raspberry ale. Side note on the Ales with and without Nitro, to me, if it has Nitro its not as heavy.
Also, there is a place called Hop Cat and they have French fries called “Crack Fries” (that name might be changed, because SOMEONE got offended…), Dear God, do not pass these up and for heavens sake do not order anything else except a beer. Crazy Good Stuff!
As always we had such a good time and I hope that we get to go back in the winter, I rather enjoyed the snow, even if I had to wear 8 layers!