Last March we had made the trip down there to see him at the same location and the show was AMAZING so we were pretty stoked to see him again.
When we got to town, we checked into our hotel room and then set off for lunch. We made some pit stops at North Face, the Gap and Urban Outfitters on our way.
Of course, I had already hand-picked our restaurant choices...(can you say food-obsessed?!?)
The Gran Falloon Restaurant and Bar is a locally-owned sports bar located in the Plaza. They have all the regular sports bar menu items plus some new chef creations.
We had been traveling, shopping and walking in the heat so we scarfed down our food before I got some pictures!
We shopped some more, then decided it was cocktail time.
O'Dowd's online and it seemed like a place we would like.
And we did.
Very Irish, dark and serving up all our favorites. We had a drink and chatted with the bartender about the best BBQ in KCMO. He said Oklahoma Joe's was the best but we weren't going to be able to make it this trip. Maybe next time?
After the shopping and cocktails we went back to the hotel to get cleaned up for dinner and the show.
Then we went down to the Power and Lights District to have dinner at the Drunken Fish, a sushi restaurant also serving other Asian cuisine.
We sat at the bar tables because they were so cool. It was hard to get a picture but they had lights inside and glowed through the top.
We started our dinner with some tuna balls dunked in avocado sauce.
I had a Spicy Eskimo roll- crab, cucumber and cream cheese, topped with smoked salmon, yuzu sauce, garlic mayo, jalapeno slices and black tobiko
T ordered salmon teryaki. He ate every last bit!
After dinner, we hopped in a cab and headed off to the show.
New facebook profile pics via the cab....
Like I said, we had seen David Gray before at the same location so we were really excited to see him again. I bought our tickets online in the orchestra section so we should be pretty close to the stage.
As always he didn't disappoint...
He has a simple set up with his band but uses cool light effects against the curtains for each song. I love the simpleness of it that allows me to really focus on the music and the instruments instead of a bunch of pomp and circumstance.
The playlist was great. He did a lot of songs from 'Life In Slow Motion' which is one my favorite albums. He said he read people's suggestions on his facebook page to do the setlist! I thought that was pretty cool!! The theater was really hot...mostly because it was around 115 degree heat index when we were in KC. But we had a great time anyway.
We walked back to the hotel from the concert, grabbed one beer then hit the hay. It was long, hot day!
The next morning we got up and grabbed coffee in the Plaza to hit up a few stores I wanted to revisit.
Urban Outfitters. I LOVE that place!! I'm saving my pennies so I can replace my fall wardrobe there...
We also hit up Barnes and Noble because somehow we always end up hanging out in one when we're out of town? It's strange. Mostly we went there to kill time to wait for Urban Outfitters to open.
After some quick shopping, we headed to lunch before we hit the road.
We ate there last time we were in KC visiting and it's conveniently located on the Plaza. (Sidenote: We heard that Oklahoma Joe's is the best, but it wasn't open on Sunday so we'll have to check it out next time!)
I ordered the 2 meat combo with turkey, brisket and seasonal vegetable which happened to be asparagus. Yum.
T ordered the burnt ends sandwich and fries.
So after our bellies were full we hit the road to head back home.
T rocked out singing some really bad 80's ballads...
We got home Sunday afternoon and were happy to say we had a great road trip of shopping, tunes and eats!!
You like my new David Gray t-shirt??