A few weeks ago we took a quick trip to Vegas (when you live in LA that's totally acceptable) to see Boyz II Men, they have a residency at The Mirage. They were awesome so much energy and definitely very crowd friendly. But that's not what I wanted to write about I wanted to write about living in the moment. My husband is the one who opened my eyes to this because honestly I forgot. I blame social media but mainly myself because I am the one who gives in to the hype of everyone needing to know what I am doing exactly when I am doing it so they know my life is fabulous at that moment
Anyway I learned the hard way, about a year ago I had the opportunity to see Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth at the Pantages theater in Hollywood. This theater isn't very modern so after the celebrities walk the red carpet they literally walk through the same lobby you wait in before the doors open for some reason not only did we get to see everyone on the red carpet we got into the lobby well before it filled up with guests and in walks Mike Tyson, the husband and I shuffle to the side but stand within feet of this legend, albeit crazy, he was walking RIGHT by us, and what was I doing? Fumbling with my phone! not only did I miss this moment that will probably never happen again I didn't even get the damn picture! and next to me was my husband who had soaked it ALL in and was a grinning fool lol I was seriously envious. Since then I promised myself I would live in every moment and if I happened to capture the moment fine if not I can live with the fact that I was there and experienced it and that's enough for me.
Back to the concert, it was a cozy theater and during the performance there were times Boyz II Men would serenade the ladies, during I'll make love to you they handed out roses and allowed the woman to crowd around the stage, and at the very end they walked the aisles and grabbed the first lady in each aisle and literally slow danced with them lol it was awesome....but the part that amazed me the most was every time someone got the chance to be serenaded or bumped and grinned lol there they were messing with their phone trying to get a picture! Seriously!? You have a performer, that I presume you LOVE standing in front of your face trying to hold your hand and all you can worry about is your phone!? You missed it you missed this incredible moment you most likely will not get again (they are getting pretty old haha) and chances are, like me, you didn't even get a good picture! and like lighters everyone had their phone out recording, and blinding the guys with flash it was pretty distracting and I couldn't help but think ok one video, a few pics fine now put it away and enjoy the concert and the person/people who came with you LIVE IN THIS MOMENT righ there right NOW!
I think these days of social media it's easy to forget! Now off my soapbox and back to watching my trashy TV ;)