After an hour and a half drive we made it to the venue and quickly grabbed a bite to eat with some of the other winners (the benefit of living in a small town is no one is a stranger for very long). We got obit tickets from will call and made it to our seats to see the first opening act, Nathaniel Rateliff. He was pretty good but I couldn't help but notice that he looked like a heavier Tom Hanks!
There was a short break between Nathaniel and the second opening act, Dr. Dog, so we were able to catch up with even more winners (there were 20 tickets given away). We all reveled in how incredible our seats were! I mean...we were 5 rows from the front just to the left of the middle section! We had the perfect view because we were close enough to see the stage, but high enough that the people in the standing area weren't blocking our view!
After what seemed like forever, The Lumineers finally came on, and I definitely think they were worth the wait. The put on such an incredible performance that the entire crowd was standing for the whole performance.
We wound up leaving just before the encore. It was already 11pm and we still had an hour and a half to drive home. All in all it was a super fun date night and Andew and I promised we would have more intentional nights like that!