Rihanna at the Izod Center (Photos and Recap)

by Jamie Sanford on July 25, 2011

Rihanna at the Izod Center

My weird streak of winning things on the internet continued when I got an email last week telling me that I’d won a contest on to win 2 tickets to see Rihanna during her New Jersey concert stop.  The tickets I won were VIP tickets so that my friend Craig and I watched the show from on the stage! They’ve added 2 areas to the stage setup where there’s a depressed section on each side for additional attendees, and we were in there.

DSC03941You can see here our VIP bracelets, and we also received the black bracelets after being carded. Unfortunately, it was for no other reason than we are both old enough to drink.

DSC03945DSC03976DSC04085DSC04102DSC04110DSC04167DSC04213We were wondering if we would have an encore surprise since Kanye West had appeared at Rihanna’s earlier show at Nassau Coliseum, but we had JAY-Z which was amazing.

DSC04267DSC04281Rihanna put on a great show.  She sings live, which I can get into.  She isn’t a major dancer, but she works it, and she cranks out the hits that everyone loves, and those are my favorite kind of pop shows.  Jay-Z was a really fun bonus.

The entire set of my photos (90 in total) from the Rihanna show are here on Flickr.

Thanks again to Idolator for holding this contest – I had a wonderful time!

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What I Spend Money On.

by Jamie Sanford on May 6, 2009

This is one in a series of posts pulled from Chris Brogan’s “100 blog topics I hope YOU write.” (#34)

Reflecting (Epcot)

1. Photography stuff: lenses, books on photography and Photoshop, etc.

2. Music. I heart iTunes. There are certain artists (David Usher, Tori Amos, Nine Inch Nails) that are part of a select group of which I insist on owning the actual CD. All artists that have been part of my life for a long time, whose music I have relationships with. Who knows how long the CD (the format, not an actual CD) will actually last though?

Britney's big entrance.

3. Concert tickets to see such artists and also others I am interested in. I’ll pay more money for those I love though. Will also fight for tickets if I have to.


4. Travel. Though recently I have spent less on travel in order to address other things. Such as…
5. Credit card debt reduction. In part, I am still paying off the debt accrued to keep a long distance relationship alive and well. We are married now, so this doesn’t bother me too much.

Sure I spend money on other stuff, groceries, gas, my electric bill, but those aren’t fun to write about are they?

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