First Day of Summer
Longest period of daylight in the year
7 hours of standing
1 hour of walking
4 train rides
2 bus rides
1 taxi ride
A little bit lost
Poets and Pirates Tour 2008
A new T-Shirt
Standing ON the sandbar
Soul Cleansing LOUD music
Cost...not to be published here
Our first view of the field
50,000+ people finding their seats
Who do you have to know to get in there? Add this to one of my life goals...be backstage with Kenny :)
WE MADE IT!!!!
We're gonna call this babe the blue dress girl...Here's the thing about the blue dress girl...she was sloppy drunk when she arrived and was 'holding a spot along the stage, tousling her hair, talking on her phone and generally being obnoxious. Then...she left...Anne & I popped right into 'her spot'. Of course she returned later and said, "tell me you didn't take our spot" (she was by herself) I said, who's 'our'? She said, me and my boyfriend....ok, maybe a bit too drunk cuz I sure didn't see a boyfriend. I said, Clearly you don't think you can leave 'your spot' in a standing room only concert and not expect someone to take it? Well, since we would still be one foot from the stage if blue dress girl was in front of us, I gave her back her spot. I musta been super nice yesterday, cuz rethinking that leads me to believe I wouldn't do it today. Anyway, we figured she'd pass out soon and we'd step over her and take 'her spot' again :) After time she got so obnoxious with the whole tousling hair and almost having sex with her boyfriend right there in front of us, that we decided to move down. Any chance we could go to a private show without alcohol and drunk people? No?!? bummer. Time for the show.
Gary Allan...watching airplanes
Leeann Rimes...here's the thing about Leeann. Someone needs to tell her that truly she is not cute. She came out on stage in denim hot pants and a tank top that stopped about 1/2 inch above her boobs AND she had no bra on. Did I mention she had bare feet? TRASHY!!! Of course she giggled and hopped around on stage like there was no tomorrow. Yuck. Finally, she did us all a favor and donned a Bears Jersey. Perhaps this was originally what she was going to wear and simply forgot it? Along with her Bra? Anyway...I was glad when her part of the show was over...Now....onto this...
Really it does NOT get any hotter than that! Keith is just...hot! There is no other word to describe him. Nichole was back stage and the 50.000 of us sang happy birthday to her. They showed her on screen and of course she is super cute pregnant. Keith is sporting a new Nichole Tattoo on his right arm. His talent is amazing and as part of the recovering community...it is wonderful to see him clean and sober. What an amazing musician.
Finally we were ready for the big event. We had been standing at this point for 5 hours. Let me tell ya...it was WELL worth the wait. The sound and acoustics were perfect for a stadium show. No echo, no feedback, beautiful blue skies, 65 degrees. IT JUST DON'T GET NO BETTER THAN THIS!!!
I didn't get to touch him this year and no autograph either. So, there are still goals to be had for next year ;)
Kenny and Keith singing 'Take it to the limit'...Awesome! And finally...the guitar giveaway. At the end of the show...Kenny came out with a guitar signed by his band members. He signed it on stage and walked up and down the catwalk looking for the perfect recipient. This little man won it. Amazing! I'm not sure if he realized how special that was, but I thought his mom was gonna have a stroke right there!
After that it was sadly time to say goodbye. It was truly an amazing show. Man did I need that!