Being the concert lover that I am, I was thrilled to use my Paid Paid Vacation to attend back-to-back shows. First, I did an overnight in Pittsburgh with my fiancé and soon-to-be in-laws for Jeff Lynne’s ELO as well as some sightseeing around the city.  Despite only being a 3.5 hour drive from Buffalo, I had never had the pleasure of visiting Pittsburgh before.

Alana and family at Heinz Field.

The weather was absolutely perfect and it was a great city to walk around. They had been preparing for a regatta at the three rivers and we stumbled across a beautiful sand sculpture in the middle of Point State Park.  We also got a great family photo in front of Heinz Field.

Korn at Darien Lake.

On the way back to Buffalo, we made a pit stop at Presque Isle Beach before continuing on to Darien Lake for concert #2 where we saw Alice in Chains and Korn, two bands that had been on my musical bucket list for quite some time. It was an incredible show! I am so thankful to CCNY for gifting me some time and cash for such a fun long weekend.

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