I used to be musically ignorant and would just listen to the artists the radio would play; nothing wrong with that, but my music just got old. I loved U2, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, etc, probably because every radio station in the world played them. Anyways, I asked a "hipster" friend of mine to get me into some new music; to tell me about somebody I needed to know about but didn't. She told me about Ryan Adams, and told me about some of his songs. I went on iTunes and bought some of the singles, but about a year later, I bought his album 'Gold'. I bought a 6 pack on my way home from work on a Friday and I turned my phone off as soon as I walked in the door. I ended up sitting on my balcony that overlooked the railroad and lake and I listened to the whole album (another weird story, Rach randomly moved into this apartment after I moved out). Some of the songs gave me goosebumps, some made me tear up a little. I had never been surprised by music before that night and I will never forget it.
The first time I ever saw Rachael was at a Ryan Adams concert, two months before we started dating. She was waiting for her sister and brother-in-law, who I've known for a while. She was wearing a plaid shirt and standing in the foyer at the Fox Theater, in between the two front doors.
My first date with Rachael was a concert. We both love going to concerts. If they weren't so expensive, we'd go to one every week. Anyways, I didn't really have any expectations for our first date except going to a new concert, but I was freaking out after I dropped her off. I was blown away by that night with Rach; I had never met somebody so beautiful, funny and full of life (she pushed some old guy who stepped on her at the concert, it was awesome). She brought her A game for sure! I couldn't sleep the night after, and I stayed awake scheming what my next move needed to be. Needless to say that I had never been so surprised from a first date. I will never forget it.