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1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"
2. "Does my hair look greasy?"
3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."
4. "What should I caption this??"
5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"
6. "Should we order pizza?"
7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"
8. "How is it already 3 AM?"
9. "I need a drink."
10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."
11. "GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED."
12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."
13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"
14. "I think I'm broke."
15. "What do I respond to this?"
16. "Let's have a movie night."
17. "Why are we so weird?"
18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"
19. "That guy is so stupid."
20. "Do I look fat in this?"
21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?
22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"
23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."
24. "I kinda want some taco bell."
25. "Let's go out tonight."
26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."
27. "Let's go to the mall."
28. "Can I use your straightener?"
29. "I need coffee."
30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."
31. "Should we go home this weekend?"
32. "We should probably do laundry soon."
33. "Can you see through these pants?"
34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."
35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."
36."Can I borrow a pencil?"
37. "I need to get my life together...."
38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"
39. "Let's walk to class together."
40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"
41. "Who's taking out the trash?"
42. "What happened last night?"
43. "Can you help me do my hair?"
44. "What should I wear tonight?"
45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."
46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."
47. "Should we skip class?"
48. "What should we be for Halloween?"
49. "I love our room."
50. "What would I do without you guys???"
I hate country music. For those who have met me, I am sure that determining I am not a country-music-lover is fairly easy. I never thought, in a million years, I would find myself in a crowd of 2,000 people wearing cowboy hats, Timberland boots, Carhartt attire, and matching camouflage sweatshirts until I was in the center of one of these crowds last night.
I was nervous.
I have always told myself to try new things—whether that be the chicken chalupa box I ordered for the first time from Taco Bell last night or the ten pairs of shoes I tried on at Nordstrom Rack today. Although, this "new thing" happened to be one I would never expect myself to try.
The L.L. Bean country concert in Freeport, Maine was heavily anticipated by friends of mine, and I heard about it nearly ten times before I decided to attend. My initial plan was to spend the day shopping with my friends and then leave afterward so they could enjoy the concert.
After a few hours of walking through the Freeport shops, I thought back to how I should spend my life trying new things—and my friends must have convinced me well enough that I must stick to this.
A few hours passed and I was soon in a crowd of people singing along to Cassadee Pope and Chase Rice. I must say—both of them had good voices, and with my friends' positive energy, I knew it would be a great night no matter what. As Cassadee Pope began singing known songs of my liking, like Cheap Trills by one of my favorite pop-sensations, SIA, I actually found myself singing! At a country concert!
The people around me were extremely nice. I never expected to receive any compliments in the midst of 2,000 people singing along to country, but a woman approached me and truly made my day with how kind she was. I began to notice that the environment was very nice, the country-music-lovers around me were kind, and that I was surviving the first country concert that I swore I would never go to.
Although it is likely the only country concert I will ever attend, I made it through, had a great time with my friends, and got to hear a cover of Cheap Thrills. I was definitely able to check the "try new things" column off my bucket list and astounded both myself and my friends as my pop/indie music taste found itself in the midst of the country concert last night.
Truly, I had a great time, and although country music is still not my cup of tea, living in the moment is extremely important and I definitely believe that I did just that.