Thursday, November 7, 2013

CMA Awards Recap and Throwback Thursday

I'm not even going to lie and pretend like country music isn't my favorite. I mean, I am from Mississippi, it comes with the territory.

Did you watch the CMA awards last night? Overall I was underwhelmed with them, but there were a few really good parts.

Obamacare by Morning was probably the biggest star of the night; I'm sure people will still be talking about it in a week. Also impressive, but I couldn't find videos for, were Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, and Alison Krauss singing Red; and tributes to Kenny Rogers and George Jones. George Strait won entertainer of the year, something he 1000% deserved. There is very little I wouldn't do for the chance to see him live in concert.

Taylor Swift received the Pinnacle Award, something I wasn't thrilled about. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love TSwift, but I feel like the Pinnacle Award should go to someone at the end of their career. At only 23 she's (hopefully!) got many years ahead of her complete with great breakup hits.

Because it's Throwback Thursday I'll share this picture with you from my one Taylor Swift concert.

Please ignore my misguided 17 year old fashion sense

Senior year of high school she came to my town and I got tickets with my mom, sister, my brother's girlfriend, her mom, and her aunt. Our seats were in the middle level of the arena all the way over to the side, but we didn't mind because we were just so excited we were going to see her!

The day of the concert we all go eat Mexican before and then head to the concert. We find our seats and shortly after the opening act, Gloriana (who was unknown but really good!), takes the stage. About 15 minutes after that Kellie Pickler takes the stage. All 6 of us are dancing and singing along, having the best time. Half way through her first song this man comes up to me and asks how many of us there are. I'm thinking he's a security guard and thinks we're in the wrong seats so I start to pull my ticket out to show him we're in the right seats. He stops me and says no, he wants to give me better seats but doesn't have that many so if I could only take one who would I want to take with me. Being the kind person that I am I tell him I'd let my little sister and my brother's girlfriend go since she was the one who got us the tickets. He must have liked my answer because he then handed me 3 tickets and points down to a security guard standing next to the stage and tells me to go show him these and he'll show us where to go. So we head down not really knowing what's going on and wondering if this guy is for real because he wasn't wearing a security shirt.

Turns out the man (who may or may not have been Taylor's dad) just gave us tickets for the pit! So we got to enjoy the last half of Kellie Pickler and all of Taylor from right next to the stage. Kellie even touched my sister's hand during Red High Heels! Taylor is fabulous in concert, if you ever get the chance to see her I highly recommend it. She is a true performer. 

I really like this picture because you can really see how close we were. That's the crowd in front of her. When she'd walk out on the top of the T part of the stage, she had her back to us. 

1 comment:

  1. Great pics! I was working so didn't get to see the CMA's - boo!


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