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Ad Infinitum Concert

We went to yet another concert yesterday, marking two weekends in a row of traveling to see live music. It's our favorite thing to do together, and I love everything about it, even those moments in the car when I badly feel like I need to stretch my legs.

This time, we drove eight hours north to Cleveland, Ohio, to see one of our favorite bands: Ad Infinitum. They were the opening act, supporting Kamelot on their world tour, but we were mainly there for them. That's right, we drove eight hours just to see the opening band! And it was worth every mile.

I fell in love with Ad Infinitum after seeing the video for "See You in Hell" a couple of years ago. Soon after, I started supporting Melissa Bonny, the band's vocalist, on Patreon. It's been a lot of fun following their trajectory as they've grown more popular and getting some insight into their creative process. Melissa posts often and shares a generous amount of behind-the-scenes content.

They played their new single, "Outer Space," which is probably my favorite song they've released so far. It sounded incredible live, and I got a short video of it to relive the experience. Here are a few photos from Ad Infinitum's set:

Melissa Bonny of Ad Infinitum singing

Adrian hessenvitz of Ad Infinitum playing the electric guitar

Melissa Bonny of Ad Infinitum singing

Adrian hessenvitz of Ad Infinitum playing the electric guitar

Melissa Bonny and Jonas Asplind of Ad Infinitum performing live, with Melissa on vocals and Jonas on bass

We had a couple of hours to kill before the concert, so we stopped at an Indian restaurant called Friends Circle and ordered the chicken tikka masala. It was delicious and a great way to prepare for the long night ahead. We didn't explore much of Cleveland besides the restaurant and the concert venue because we had a lot of driving to do before and after the show, but I enjoyed my limited time there.

Danny usually drives when we travel because he likes driving, and I get a little too anxious behind the wheel in general, but especially when it comes to long distances. I'm super grateful to him for being our designated driver. I really like long car rides, though. There's something comforting to me about sitting back, watching the scenery go by, listening to music, chatting about anything and everything, and stopping at various liminal-space gas stations and rest stops along the way.

Danny eating chicken tikka masala a selfie of Danny and me before the show

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