Our Uber driver was Abe. He was really cool and even let me use his phone to play the music we wanted to hear. Thankfully we didn't have to wait outside the Fedex Forum too long. We've never been there before and didn't realize our seats weren't as great as we thought. We had to walk up lots of steap stairs.
The concert itself was AMAZING! We had a few cocktails at the concert but wanted to take it easy because no one wanted to have to run to the bathroom much. We had already decided before the concert that if after the concert we got separated we would meet in this one specific spot. I'm so glad we did that because there were so many people that our cellphones wouldn't work. When we got out of the forum it was pouring rain. I felt awful for the people waiting to get in for the next concert. You can't bring umbrellas in so no one had them. We met in our designated spot.
At this point we were STARVING. We were super close to Beale street and the three of us have never been there. Well we turned the corner and there are people EVERYWHERE. The lines were so long and it was raining. The first restaurant we went into told us it would be an hour wait and we would have to wait outside. We quickly decided to call an Uber and just hit up a restaurant by our hotel. Our big night on Beale wasn't going to happen.
Our next problem was our phones weren't working. There were just too many people in one area. We were starting to panic that we were going to be stuck. We walked around for a bit and finally was able to call an Uber. The drive to our hotel cost $64! They made a killing that night. We walked over to the restaurant and thankfully they had a table but they were very busy. It took forever just to get our appetizers. We decided to just leave after the appetizers.
By the time we got back to the room we were just exhausted and we didn't want to leave the comfort of our room. We were seriously in the bed by 8:30. No one believed us because normally when us girls get together we make the most of it and stay out really late.
The good part is that we were up super early and felt great. We made it back home before noon. We've decided that we just may be too old for Beale street. Our next trip will be this summer and we are thinking about going to either Dallas or Fort Worth. Any suggestions?
Here are the only few pictures I took. During the concert I wanted to completely focus. I'm so glad we got to see Garth again and although we didn't have our big night out, we still had a wonderful time. I got some great rest and we learned some great lessons on this trip-like make sure we eat. If we would have had an actual meal at some point we may would have been able to hang a little longer. If we even do Memphis again I want it to be a not busy time and no rain, please and thank you.
What is the best concert you have ever been to?