Monday, August 13, 2012

30 Before 30: Jason Mraz & Christina Perri

A random trip to our local grocery store turned into another chance to cross off an item from my 30 before 30 list!

Mom and I have wised up to make our money work for us by buying gift cards at Kroger before shopping trips to stores like Home Depot or Jo-Ann's.  This way we can get double the fuel points for gas, win win.  Well on Saturday we headed over to pick up some cards before buying paint for the kitchen when we noticed the 106.1 KISS FM (local top 40s radio station) truck in the parking lot.  Inside the store we noticed a table set up and headed over to see what was up.  They were there to promote buying school supplies for local kids, and anyone who came up to the table was able to take a chance to pick a "winner" card out of 3.  Lucky Mom was the winner and let me select the prize out of t-shirts, CDs and concert tickets for that night's Jason Mraz concert.

Chris and I had no plans for Saturday night so we packed up a blanket and some cushions and headed down the highway about 2 and a half hours before the concert.  I'm glad we headed out early because we ended up running into an accident that turned our 25 minute drive into a 50-60 minute ride.  Good thing I threw together a playlist of Jason & Christina's songs to enjoy during the traffic backup.

Once we arrived at the Gexa Energy Pavilion (for those in the Dallas area it's the same place that has also been called the Starplex, Smirnoff Music Center, and Center), we waited in line until they opened up the seating about an hour before the show.  Those lawn seats filled up pretty quickly!

Located right behind Fair Park 

We passed the time playing games on our phones and drinking strawberry margaritas while enjoying the fact that there was no one sitting in front of us. 

Jason's opening act was Christina Perri who you might recognize for singing one of the popular songs off of the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack along with her hit Jars of Hearts.

Her 45 minute set list included:

Black & Blue
Cover of Be My Baby (from Dirty Dancing)
A Thousand Years (from Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1)
Jar of Hearts

After the sun went down, and a 45 minute intermission Jason Mraz took the stage.

He played for a good hour and 45 minutes with songs from a variety of of his albums including his latest Love Is A Four Letter Word.

Tonight, Not Again
The Remedy (I Won't Worry)
You and I Both
Living in the Moment
Frank D. Fixer
Details in the Fabric
Please Don't Tell Her
The Woman I Love
A Beautiful Mess
You Fckn Did It
Cover of Jimi Hendrix's Angel
I'm Coming Over (the "hidden track" on his most recent album)
I'm Yours

My butt was starting to go numb so I told Chris we could leave after hearing I'm Yours.  I'm glad we stayed for that song because we got to witness a guy propose to his girlfriend, so sweet!

With Chris working a double on Sunday it was a good idea to get out before the mass exodus. My guess (and some google skills) is that during the encore he played his first single off of the Love album "I Won't Give Up", and possibly another song or two off that album. 

All in all, it was a great freebie date night and gave me some new songs to add to my iPod!

Have you been to any concerts lately?


  1. what an awesome surprise date night!

  2. Wow - that's so awesome! That sounds like a great way to spend a spontaneous date night!

  3. Sounds like an awesome concert! Love Jason Mraz.

  4. Wow, how fun! And so sweet that some guy proposed during that song! Love it.

  5. I love when things happen like that! Awesome. Jason Mraz will always be the geek in the pink to me.