Friday, September 25, 2009

Doin' the Puallup!

We went to the Dave Koz-Brian Culbertson-Peabo Bryson concert last night. It was at the fair. Puyallup is where the fair is held, their slogan is "Doin' the Puallup!". That makes two things I kind of hate, jazz and the fair. At least I thought hated them.

Surprisingly, I was wrong! Turns out I can appreciate good jazz. The crowd was so into the performers and the music that it was contagious. Completely different crowd than P!nk. About half African American and almost everyone was our age or older.

My husband loves jazz so he was in heaven. I'd never heard of Peabo Bryson, but all his songs were top forty songs. He sang If Ever You're in My Arms Again along with some of his other hits. The concert was outside and it was extremely romantic.

Dave and Brian were awesome musicians, and if you close your eyes jazz actually sounds pretty good. So it wasn't torture at all and I had a really good time. Not as good as at my girl P!nk's concert, but still good.

This is what was torture, and where I really wanted to eat, deep fried twinkies and chocolate covered bacon. Yummo!

Or here, the world famous 1/2 pound hamburgers at Earthquake Burgers:

But I was good girl and ate at the Mongolian Wok where I had a super healthy dinner of a ton of grilled fresh veggies and a tiny bit of chicken breast. No oil, it was all steamed. No rice. It was really good. Probably not as good as anything at the "Totally Fried" place, but it was healthy.

I had a scoop of Nitro ice cream for dessert. It was okay, not great. I only got it because I saw a show on the Food Network where they made ice cream with Nitrogen and it looked wonderful (it wasn't). Calories for the day was 1535 (estimated on the fair food, but I think I probably over estimated).

My chef, who gave me a ton of extra vegetables and "cleaned" the grill so there wouldn't be any oil on it and just used water. Now that I look at the picture of the grill it kind of grosses me out. Click on the picture to enlarge it and you'll see what I mean (nasty!).

There were two rides I really wanted to go on but my husband won't do rides with me. Long story but he almost fell out of a roller coaster when he was seven. He won't go near a ride. That's why when we go to Disney World or somewhere like that I take his mom. She'll do every ride with me, nothing too scary for her.

This one had a huge line and looked really scary.

It was a fun afternoon and evening. We walked around a lot after the concert and got home around midnight. Too late for a work night and second time we did something like this in two weeks. Thank goodness it's Friday!



Roxie said...

Oh man. I miss the Puyallup fair! I loved going when I was a kid. I'm sort of like you on the jazz thing - I think I don't like it, except when I hear it, I realize that I do.

Brooke said...

Sounds like tons o' fun. I love fair time. This year, I actually went on one of those crazy turn you upside down rides at our county fair. I said, "I've lost 100 pounds, can fit in the seat, and dang it, I deserve to go on a ride" So, I did. I wasn't that great. My head felt like it was going to explode, but the satisfaction of being able to "go" was worth every second.

Amazon Runner said...

When I was 12, I was on a roller coaster that malfunctioned and simply stopped on the crest of a HUGE hill. The fire department had to come and help us climb down the track, one at a time, until we were at the height that a ladder would reach.

Up until that day, I LOVED rides and would go on just about anything. Never more! Anyway, all of the pics and details of your post are great! Thanks for taking the time to share them!

Helen said...

Sounds like so much fun! I'm with your hubby - I would have loved that concert and I don't do rides either, but because of motion sickness.

Ron said...

Those kinds of grill make the best food!!!! if we only new what our food was cooked on in resturants!!!!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Gah I want to go to a fair like that! I can't wait to go to the next one and be able to fit comfortably into rides, it's going to feel like I'm 12 all over again lol

bbubblyb said...

Looks like a good time. I'm going to the fair tomorrow if it doesn't rain *smile*.

Graciela said...

I've only been to the Puyallup once. We sometimes go to the Monroe Fair which is a smaller version...but the food is all the same. Decadent. I usually get an elephant ear. We didn't go this year just because of the food temptation.

Glad you enjoyed the concert...and you should have gone by yourself because it looked like so much fun!

Graciela said...

Sorry, I meant you should have gone by yourself ON THE RIDE...the comment I left sounded silly! :)

Krista said...

Sounds like a fantastic day!

If I were there I would have sooooo gone on those rides with you!!