Sundays in the South: Maroon 5

There are a lot of "non-school" related stuff I could talk about this week with the start of my spring break, the opening of an Anthropologie in our city, Easter....but let's get real.  This entire post will be dedicated to my Maroon 5 concert experience.

If you're not a Maroon 5 {aka Adam Levine} fan, you'll probably want to stop reading right now.  But I wouldn't suggest it. ;)

This was my second time seeing Maroon 5.  I saw them on their last tour, but it was at an outdoor ampitheater in Charlotte.  In 105 degree weather!  It was still at the TOP of my {long} concert list...until now.

As soon as the Overexposed Tour was announced, I had it on my calendar and it did NOT disappoint!

The day started with me working half a day and then we boarded the dogs and headed out of town.  Luckily, this time, I did not forget to hold my breath crossing the state line.  You see, I forgot to do that when we went to the Bon Jovi concert last month and I was sick, sick, sick.  {So, maybe not really, but I did have trouble breathing, got a brief headache, had stomach cramps, a panic attack and a GIANT case of hypochondria.} haha -  Long story, but my mom's family is from Georgia and my uncle always used to tease me as we headed to maw-maw's and paw-paw's house in Toccoa that we had to hold our breath crossing the state line....once I forgot and was MAJORLY sick.  I have held it ever since....and some of my friends from my childhood still do it, too! {side note: I should really add one of those 25 things you don't know about me lists to my About Me page....I'm full of quirks like this!}

Anyway, I didn't take THAT many pictures from the concert because I was mostly taking video {yes, I've relived it SEVERAL times already} or screaming and singing along at the top of my lungs.  Love, love, love the video option on little Nikon 1!

The concert began with quarters dropping into a payphone and the operator saying "The number you have dialed..." all while it was pitch black.  Then the letters spelling out "Maroon 5" would flash randomly on the stage.  Finally, they were all lit with a blue backdrop showing the shadows of the band all playing instruments.  The crowd went wild.

Then, the backdrop fell and "Payphone" began.
I wondered which version of Payphone it would be, but Wiz was there through the big screens. :)
We were so close that I can officially say Adam knows I exist.  Major eye-contact. ;)  My husband warned me not to even try to "put anything" on the stage.  I have no idea why he felt the need to mention that. ;) haha

The stage was shaped like a great big "M" and he did a great job at working all three sections constantly.
The sets were amazing....this one was for "Harder to Breathe."
I mean, really?  Does this picture say "rockstar" or what? #teamadam
For the encore, a bridge was lowered across the audience.  He sang Stereo Hearts, Daylight, She Will Be Loved, and Moves Like Jagger for the encore.  INCREDIBLE!!

I thought maybe Gym Class Heroes would appear on the big screen for their part of Stereo Hearts, but amazingly Adam did his vocals and the rapping part.  Be still my heart! :)  Seriously, I wish I could post the video of that, love, love!

I would HIGHLY recommend their show.  Unfortunately the rest of their North America dates are SOLD OUT, but I would put their next tour on your bucket list.  I know I will....maybe I'll run into you there!


  1. WOW!! These pics are amazing! You were super close! :) I'm jealous...
    ideas by jivey

  2. I am so jealous! I mean, look at him!!!! He is a gift from heaven. OK, I am done panting. Thank you for these pictures, I will cherish them forever. LOL!

    I am happy your experience was perfect!


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  4. Wow! This sounds amazing! I'm so jealous!! I love Adam Levine (I think I already said that when you first posted that you were going!) ;O)

    As far as crossing the state line, I had no idea about that. I live in GA and we go to South Carolina (Charleston) for vacation quite a bit. I wonder if I'll be paranoid about that now...Is it only between those two states? ;O)

    Glad you had a great time! It was fun living vicariously through your photos!
    Collaboration Cuties

  5. Wowowow! I agree with everyone else: a) AWESOME pictures! b) jealous! :)

  6. Oh my goodness is he eye candy or what! To have had eye contact with Adam is something you will never forget! Your pictures are amazing! I was going to say you had to be incredibly close based off the amazing pictures of his muscles! I am so jealous! That tour looks amazing! I'm sure he didn't disappoint! Concert tickets are the best money ever spent! Thanks for sharing about your concert so I could pretend I was there rocking out too! #TeamAdamForLife


  7. Sounds like an AMAZING time!!!
    Oh and I'm super jealous of the opening of an Anthropologie by you...

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  8. Fun! I love Maroon 5, although for The Voice, I'll always be Team Blake!

    Carolina Teacher

  9. My brother and his girlfriend saw them on this tour and said it was great. I LOOOOOOOOVVVEEE Adam Levine. So jealous of you right now. :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

    1. It was amazing! I literally, like 5 minutes ago, just bought tickets for their new summer tour so I can take my nephew. L-O-V-E everything about them! :)


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