Got Wanderlust? Get Tickets. The Secret to Getting Tommy to Travel

I wish someone had told me that the secret to getting my boyfriend, Tommy, to travel is to buy him concert tickets.

Tommy and I have been dating for a few years and I have some SERIOUS wanderlust. I want to go everywhere and see everything. Tommy is a little more of a homebody. So I've tried some different strategies to see if Tommy would “take the bait”.

"check out the gorgeous California coastline! Wouldn't you love to see it in person?"

"Are you even listening to me?"

"Look at this barbecue place in Texas! Don't you want to eat that?!"

"Not amused about that idea either, I guess."

"Old Crow Medicine Show is playing in Charleston with the Devil Makes Three in May. We should go!"

"Oh! Now that got your attention."

♪"Lord, I was born a ramblin' (wo) man"♪ - Allman Brothers Band

So from near and far we started our adventure in May 2014. From Charleston to Nashville, Denver and Providence, ♪ "(we)'ve been everywhere, man"♪- Hank Snow (made popular by Johnny Cash).

charleston, South Carolina: Beautiful beaches, old Crow medicine show and the devil makes three.
Left top: Old Crow Medicine Show. Left bottom: The Devil Makes Three. Right. Tommy and me with The Devil Makes Three. They are Red Sox fans!

The show was electrifying. It was our first time seeing The Devil Makes Three live, and it certainly was not the last. We even got to meet the band! You can say that The Devil Makes Three is officially "the bait".

♪ "O Cumberland River, flowing through the heart of a guitar town" ♪ - Old Crow Medicine Show

The next stop was Nashville, Tennessee. Once again we were headed to see Old Crow Medicine Show and The Devil Makes Three. The concert took place at the Ascend Amphitheater which is located on the Cumberland River - an inspiration for an Old Crow Medicine show song.

Nashville is also known as music city and the Birthplace of Bluegrass. check all Three off the Bucket List!
Left: Old Crow Medicine Show. Right: The Devil Makes Three.

♪ "40 Miles from Denver" ♪ - Yonder Mountain String Band

The Devil Makes Three announced a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver, Colorado. We had to go. Two of our favorite acts, The Wood Brothers and Shakey Graves opened to show.

Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the most beautiful Music Venues in the World. cross another item off that bucket list.

It started off rainy, but soon there was a rainbow shining over the Red Rocks. What a night!

♪ Home Again, It's Been So Long Since I've Been Home Again, Oh It's Been So Long ♪ - Seth Walker

In the fall we went back to my home state of Rhode Island. We played tourists for a few days in Newport exploring the coastline via the Cliff Walk. The highlight was spending time with family and seeing our favorite band with our best friends in Providence.

Although it is not technically a bucket list item, Rhode Island is one of the most beautiful places i've ever been.
Left: My best girlfriends from elementary school and their husbands. Right: The Devil Makes Three.

Of course it was another The Devil Makes Three show, this time at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence. It was so great to see old friends and share the live music experience with them.

♪"Have Love, Will Travel"♪ - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

We're going to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Austin, Texas!

Check Another fabulous destination off the List! Where will we go next?!

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