Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Country Music Concert?

Back in December. my sister (E) called and said that she wanted to buy the kids tickets to a country music concert. WHAT? Wait a minute...I don't need our almost 9 year old son and our 7 year old daughter getting that kind of education! Hubby & I don't even know anything about current music. I have figured out why parents don't know anything about music after they have a family. It's start listening to The Wiggles and then Disney music trying to educate your children while shielding them from the real world. But, you can always count on E to educate the kids in a way only E can do. She's been schooling them on Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean for months.

Well, she kept working on us about the concert assuring us that it would be an calm crowd in the smaller venue in Greenville, SC. So what happened? This weekend we were on our way to enjoy our Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean concert tickets-Christmas presents from E. 

We had a pre-concert dinner at Sobe's in Greenville-yummy but pricey.
Then we were off to Bi-Lo Center for the concert. We paid $25 to park, but it was all worth it when we walked our short distance to and from the car in the rain.
 LAUREN ALANA was added to the line-up. She started the show for the first 20 minutes.

Then we had a break while they changed the equipment on the stage which was the perfect time for pictures of the concert-goers!
 Can you see we are on the top row? E said it's because the mama took so long deciding if we were allowed to go! The stage was set-up where there were people 360 degrees around the arena. We were actually behind the stage. The performers did move around singing to all sides.
 Our Girl was getting dressed for the concert and referred to her outfit as her"costume." She wanted to have her hat on in the hotel so that her costume would look just right. To complete our boys costume, we got out his camo truckers hat that he got free at Home Depot. Now that I think of it, I think it says Toyota Trucks...hmmm...I don't think country singers sing about Toyotas...oops!

 We brought Our Boy's glasses so he could see, and E brought binoculars too. Does this crowd look ready or what?



 Lauren Alana sang Kelly Clarkston's part of Don't You Wanna Stay.

Here's how the kids looked starting around 10pm. We all had fun, and E was was a calm crowd with not too much education. Now Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean have a few more fans.
One more area of good news...our hotel experience in Greenville was much better than when we went to Tuscaloosa. We did notice there were some interesting people around the lobby. Then we discovered that they were having a Narcotics Anonymous retreat going on at our hotel. Never a dull moment...never!

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