If you have met me in real life for at least five seconds, then you probably have learned I’m a total fangirl for Ms. Swift…. and maybe sing her songs at a high pitch when there’s been too much wine. I’ve loved her music forever, mainly because of her beautifully written lyrics (which often feel like they’re about my life…).
The tickets were a generous birthday gift from someone who knows me well, and I went with a good friend who also loves Taylor and recently had a birthday. We figured it was the perfect way to celebrate! It needs to be said I also purchased my very first crop top especially for the event…. because Taylor’s all about it. 29 is the perfect age to start flaunting your abs (ha – joke) in other people’s faces, right?
Anyways, live music is one of my most beloved summertime activities, and this felt like the perfect way to end summer with a bang. This post is actually a contribution to Eventbrite’s Hometown Hunt project, and so of course seeing Tay-Tay shake it off in one of my favorite local venues deserves a mention! Eventbrite has a suite of fantastic event management tools, and of course is the go-to for learning and sharing local events.
This concert was held at Petco Park, smack in the middle of downtown San Diego. If you’re familiar with SD, then you probably know Petco is where the Padres play, and it’s the most gorgeous baseball stadium ever (at least the best one of I’ve ever been to!). It’s literally a stone’s throw from the San Diego harbor, and where a lot of SD races (including the half I ran in March!) begin and/or end. It is without a doubt one of my very favorite parts of SD.
The stadium itself is jam-packed with incredible vendors serving up more than just the typical hot dog and beer, most of which represent the local food and beer scene. We’re talking craft beer from breweries like Stone and Ballast Point, pizza from Ocean Beach gem Pizza Port, burgers from Hodad’s, and so much more.
And now I’m hungry.
I’d actually never been to any other events at Petco that weren’t related to game day before — just the occasional beer and wine fests before summertime games. It seems they’re trying to expand their event offerings outside of baseball season though, and seeing Taylor take the field to perform was pretty incredible.
There’s something about live music under the stars in summertime that just takes your breath away, and every Swiftie in attendance was given these fun LED wristbands that lit up in concert with the beats of each song.
How rad is that?! 45,000 glowing lights, my friends.
It was an experience I won’t forget anytime soon.
I sure do love living in Newport Beach now, but I sooooo wish I could have packed up a few items from San Diego with me, including Petco Park and some of my fav girlfriends. Least it’s not a far drive, right? 🙂