Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carrie Underwood Concert!!

Last night a good friend and I went to see Carrie Underwood in concert. We share a love of country music (a rarity in these parts) and have been talking about going to a concert for the last three years, so finally she surprised me with tickets as a late Christmas present. We had a great time, first at dinner where we had time to catch up since she had been out of town for the last week and life was hectic with mid-terms before spring break. Then later at the concert.

I'm still fairly new to the concert business. My first concert ever was 6 years ago when I was 19. Marcus and I went and saw the band Lonestar. This experience skewed my perception of concerts greatly because it was at a small intimate venue, and the crowd had to remain seated. (And since I sometimes act like a 90 year old that's just how I preferred it) everyone sitting nicely in their sits, remaining calm and clapping and singing.

My next concert was when I was 22 and it was more of a "real" concert in an arena with a million people. People who wanted to stand and dance and scream, (and since I'm 90 sometimes I didn't know what to do with this). I was incredibly stressed out and anxious the entire time and didn't have a whole lot of fun although I did love the performer. (I despise my anxiety but that's another post for another time).

This time however (being better prepared) this concert in an arena venue was no issue at all.  Carrie Underwood is amazing I love her music and her voice and everything about the entire concert was perfect (except for the girl behind me who kept shrieking. The pitch was one that caused considerable pain to my ear... apparently I'm still 90).

Anyways aside from that it was wonderful.
Waiting for Carrie after the opening acts.

This part was amazing...

She was in a truck suspended from the ceiling...
And it moved her all throughout the crowd from above.

She recreated the Grand Ole Opry to Sing "I told you so" a duet she does with Randy Travis. (It brought back happy memories from my trip to the Grand Ole Opry a few years ago).
Just a really good time. I got home really late and today was a bit of a struggle. Luckily Marcus didn't work today so that helped a ton.

Fun times! 


Debbie said...

That looks like so much FUN! I'm glad you got to go.

~Jess said...

Sounds like you guys had fun! I'm only just coming around to SOME country music, but rumor has it that Lady Antebellum is going to be performing at our county fair (the on we're buying a business at).

sadie607 said...

Really Jess? I'm coming to your fair I love them.