"See Kanye live" was on my to-do list for 2011 (what, don't you have one, too?), and John Paul gifted me tickets to see him for my birthday. With Jay-Z. I wish I could say how much this meant to me, but words don't do it justice. I tried to get tickets myself when they went on pre-sale, but the tickets I could afford sold out by the time I refreshed the Ticketmaster page. I thought, Well, I'll just read about it and keep listening to Watch the Throne incessantly. I squealed in the restaurant when JP handed over these tickets. I've been waiting for 2.5 months for this night, and you better believe I savored it.
I can't say enough about how awesome last Thursday was. Seeing both of these amazing artists perform, together, was mind-blowing. Kanye plays the tortured yet egotistical artist, while Jay has the self-assured swagger of a man who's made it. They play off of each other so naturally and comfortably that you almost can't imagine them touring separately.
This post could go for several more days, so I'll just close by saying two things: if you get a chance to see these guys live, suck it up and pay the exorbitant ticket price, and many, many, many thanks to my boo for taking me as his date. I already knew I was a lucky girl, but this certainly clinched the deal.