Close your eyes, now open them.
Just like that, the weekend has come to an end, and now, it's back to the Monday morning grind. But with gigs from Bruce Springsteen AKA the Boss, indie rockers Vampire Weekend, and pop queen Lady Gaga to look forward to, Friday will get here in the blink of an eye.
Here are the five best concerts going down in South Florida this week.
See also: New Times' Concert Calendar
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $63-$141.72 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. After over five decades of rockin' blues, Bruce Springsteen is still living his "Glory Days." Watch the Boss take over the BB&T Center in High Hopes for his first South Florida show in five years.
Vampire Weekend. With the Jacuzzi Boys. Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Wednesday night tickets cost $42.50 plus fees via livenation.com, and Thursday tickets are sold out. Hang out with the Modern Vampires of the City and "Step" into their world of all things "punk, new wave, [and] classical."
SunFest. With Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, Goo Goo Dolls, Young the Giant, J. Cole, Alice In Chains, Sublime with Rome, Daughtry, Doobie Brothers, Austin Mahone, Dropkick Murphys, Cake, and others. Thursday, April 30, 5 p.m. to Sunday, May 4. Downtown West Palm Beach, Between Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive. Tickets cost $30-$61 plus fees via completeticketsolutions.com. Visit sunfest.com. With four days of non-stop music from Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, Ellie Goulding, and some of the biggest names in the biz, you might as well bring your bikini and make a weekend getaway out of your trip to West Palm Beach.
See also: Ten Best Acts to See at SunFest 2014
Carlos Santana. Friday, May 2, 8 p.m. Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-797-5531; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. Tickets are sold out via ticketmaster.com. No one strums the guitar like Carlos Santana. Watch the Woodstock wonder and guitarra legend work his "Black Magic" at the Hard Rock Live.
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Lady Gaga. The Artpop Ball with Lady Starlight. Sunday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; 954-835-8000; thebbtcenter.com. Tickets cost $35-$200 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. "Don't stop, let's party" with Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters at the pop queen's Artpop Ball.