Mars Attacks

Last Wednesday was a night of firsts for me!  I finally went to see the famous bats and went to my first live music show in Austin.  My friend, Lauri, and I had an exciting evening planned.  We started off with some yummy pizza at Z Pizza in South Austin.  Next, we headed over to the famous bat bridge.  It was pretty stinky, but we found a spot with a great view.  There was a nice breeze so it was a perfect night to wait for the bats to come out.

 View from Bridge

View from Bridge

Then, as the sun started to set, the bats came out and started their journey south.  It was crazy to watch them all fly together.  The really crazy part was the occasional bat that would get confused and fly towards us.

 Bats!

Bats!

 More bats

More bats

 

 View of the Capital

View of the Capital

From the bat bridge, we headed to the Saxon Pub for the night's main event, the Charlie Mars concert.  The Saxon Pub was a tiny place and although we got there early, we had to wait outside for the previous concert to finish.  By the time we got inside, we were hot and thirsty.  The show got started almost right away and Charlie played for about 1.5 hours.  It was the first time I'd heard him.  He reminded me a little bit of Jason Mraz.  The show was fun and mellow.  We had a great evening and I'm so glad I got to try some new things.

 Saxon Pub

Saxon Pub

 Beer

Beer

 Charlie Mars

Charlie Mars