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Monday, August 18, 2008

Pirates & Poets Concert

Saturday afternoon we headed up to Reliant Stadium for a marathon afternoon-evening of concerts on the Pirates and Poets Tour, featuring Gary Allan, Leann Rimes, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney.

The concert was scheduled to start at 4, with another opening act and go on until 11pm. We showed up around 5:45 and just caught the very end of Gary Allan. I'm so sorry Rhonda! I heard a few good songs as I was making my way to the suite, but I caught this picture just as as he was leaving the stage.

The place was packed, and it filled up even more as the night went on. I'm normally not a fan of the acoustics when the Rodeo concerts are played here, but it sounded much better Saturday night.

Next up was Leann Rimes. She was just getting over laryngitis, but she still sounded incredible. It's amazing to see how much she's grown up since her big hit "Blue" at 13 years old. Her albums over the last 10 years have been successful, and she treated us to some of her most popular songs in the hour long set.

Continuing to be cute as a button, she donned a Texan's jersey, kicked off her high heels and threw her hair up in a pony tail for the second half of the concert.

Now, on to Keith Urban. I was blown away by the wonderful show he put on. Not only is he musically talented, but he did a great job of entertaining throughout his long set. His adorable Australian accent and his constant interaction with the crowd made it a very fun to watch. He's got quite a few hits on his play list, and he had the audience rocking out with him.

Finally, after 9 o'clock, Kenny Chesney took the stage as the headliner & was jamming out to some of his popular songs. I'm not sure it was just the late hour or some other drama that had gone on earlier in the evening, but I really wasn't in the mood. For some reason, he didn't sound that great- it was difficult to hear him singing over all the music in the background.

The crowd loved him though, and I normally enjoy lots of his songs. We stayed for about half of his set, and decided to head home and beat the massive (drunk) crowds out of the parking lot. It was a great concert line up, but I think we would have had more fun with friends instead of being with customer's & H's boss.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Office is officially finished. Photos coming soon.

1 comment:

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Looks like quite a show, but where's Jack Sparrow? ;-)