Don’t Stop Believing

My clues were a little too easy. I’m sure you guessed we were going to Journey concert!

Last night’s show was great. We went with a group of Adam’s family and friends. Going to concerts at Jones Beach is a really big part of his family’s traditions and we go to many shows there every year – I’m one lucky girl! It’s a very fun venue, right on the beach, and you can see the waves behind the stage –  which is VERY different from the view of the concrete in Manhattan.

What the theater looks like during the day, and empty - SO pretty!

Going to concerts at the beach for us means not just  listening to great music, but we also tailgate with everyone else prior to the show in the parking, which is great fun – but has potential for being bad to my waistline. We planned ahead on this trip and Adam, his dad, and I purchased subway sandwiches (6 WW points for a six-inch) prior to the show, and were able to eat a little healthier than the burgers, pretzels and chicken fingers offered during tailgating (It’s crazy, a lot of people actually bring grills and set up their car like it’s a football tailgate or a party in their car port)

This is what I ate - Sort of, I forgot to take a photo of my actual sandwich, so this is the closest doppelgänger I could find

 I know a lot of people are not HUGE fans of Subway sandwiches, but they’re very convenient, cheap and healthier options than a lot of other fast food. It’s not a gourmet treat, but it does the trick. And, they’ll make every sandwich into a salad which is carb-less way of having a quick meal. (I swear, I do not do PR for them) I give subway two thumbs up for being healthy, easy, and cheap!

Adam and his Dad tailgating - You can almost see the sunset behind them!

The concert itself was a blast – How can Journey NOT be a party? Their songs are bar favorites and it was amazing to see the sold out stadium join in to sing “Don’t Stop Believing”

Journey From our Seats (At least it looks like a stage)



The actual Journey - My photo wasn't nearly as clear 😉

Post concert we went for a quick drink at a bar in Freeport, Long Island – Freeport has a lot of good finds, but can also be a bit sketchy – The Helm, is a great find! It’s a good size dive bar on the water decorated with hats (I kid you not, the ceiling is covered in sombreros, top hats, birthday cones, baseball caps, if it can fit on your head, it’s there) – I promise to take a photo the next time I’m there). They serve any drink you could want, but only serve burgers, cheeseburgers, and fries. I tried to be good last night and limit myself to diet coke and water – which the bartender might not have been thrilled about, but my body is thanking me for it this morning. Moral: You can go to a bar, have a good time, and not gain weight!
Tell me what your favorite Journey Song is?