Monday, May 4, 2009

{Super soaked} at Kenny Chesney concert, but fun! *edited to add photos

You have to hear how this went!

Holy moly, Saturday was unbelievable! My two girlfriends and I went to the KC concert in Frisco, TX. The venue is an outdoor soccer stadium. The weather was absolutely insane! I swear it was like a monsoon! Rain, thunder, lightning. But everyone was having such a good time!

I went two years ago and we had torrential rain as well, but no lightning. Last year, it was sunny and warm. This year...hurricane like weather. ;)

We sat in the rain and lightning, dressed in our tres chic ponchos, for about 4 hours. We saw Lady Antebellum (they rocked!...seriously, for a fairly new band, they were awesome live) and Miranda Lambert. She was excellent. Unfortunately, Sugarland canceled due to laryngitis.

Kenny got through about 5 songs and left the stage because of the lightning. All evening folks were using huge squeegies to clear the water off the stage. Then, over the loud speaker, the announcer said "we'll be back in 30 days for a reduced price ticket." What? Bummer!

Honestly, I can understand the safety issues because of the amount of electrical equipment they have up there. And an official statement said the integrity of the stage was threatened. However, if the show had gone on, everyone would have stayed. Despite the awful weather, it was still a blast.

Then today, on KC's website and on local stations (he himself called in)...we were told he'll be back in 2 weeks and everyone who had a ticket gets in free. Yay, I think it's awesome he's doing that, because he doesn't have to. It's the right thing to do by his fans, and I'm so glad he's doing it!

I just wonder how they'll work it out...the rain was so bad, many people's tickets were reduced to piles of wet mush. Fortunately, we still have ours. My friend had thrown hers away, but I dug in my trash and found it. Ha! The show will be general admission. That kind of stinks, because I know some folks paid big bucks for good seats, but I guess that's really the only way to do it logistically.

Here are a couple of pictures I found from the radio station website. KC was awesome...he came out and sang in the rain. Love that he was out there just like us. What a cool guy.

Look at that rain!

Yeah, I guess we're pretty crazy to stay out there, but it was fun! We were living in the moment and having a party. Loved it!

Here's a short clip from the last song he performed before running off stage. You'll see it lightning several times, and when it does, you can see how hard it was raining. But nobody cared! :)

Found on youtube:

Here's a really good one before the rain started up single "Out Last Night". (from youtube)

And another! (from youtube)

I am so stoked that he's coming back to do right by us! Yay!

Here's a few of my pics. I didn't take my good camera because of the rain, so pics aren't great.

Before the show...

"Beer tent" a.k.a. waxed paper from pretzel used to cover beer so it wouldn't get filled with rain water. Genius, don't you think? ;)

Totally soaked to the bone!

Concert banner (it's tradition for me to get a pic of it every year)



Ally0005 said...

That rain was crazy. Glad you get to go back and see him.

AJ said...

Hope next time it's dry:) Have fun!!

Cali Girl said...

looks like a lot of fun.. rain and all!

marcia said...

Love reading your post, wow sounds like fun. I miss you we need a get together.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

If anything it was indeed memorable for you. Last year hubbs and I, plus two other couples headed out the Hollywood bowl to see Genesis. We had rainy weather as well and the band kept playing and playing until "zap!". The keyboardists "keyboards" literally blew and there were sparks flying everywhere. We were soaked had to wait for buses to take us to "park & ride" lots and were cold, but we had a GREAT time. Rain & all.

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Sandy Toes said...

What fun! You will remember that forever with all that "rain"!
sandy toe

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh my gosh, how fun!! One thing I know about if I know anything at that he loves his fans. In 1999, before he got super big, he played one of our local county fairs. I had come runner up in the fair queen pagent and was doing promo for the fair with the queen. So when Kenny came for the concert one night, it was and is tradition for the artist to take a photo with the queen. Well, he refused to because he had a meet-n-greet with his fans. Was definatly irritated with him at the time but looking back, sort of think it's cool that he is so loyal to his fans. Glad you get to back to the show for free though!!

Shannon said...

What a wild and crazy night! He is a great performer!

Leah said...

That looks like SO much fun! Crazy fun!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Looks like major fun!!!! He is so cute I think I would stand in the rain to see him all know. {just to be a supportive fan and all} Nothing to do with the fact that he hot and all...oh Lordy! I have said enough. wink wink~

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is really nice of him to do another concert for free. Definitely the right thing to do, but you just don't expect it, you know?

Gwen said...

Wow....... downpour and hurricane are kinda putting it lightly, huh? I'm glad he's coming back to do it right or at least try!

Kristin said...

Bummer. At least you get to go back! He's amazing in concert!

Sherri said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Interesting about Sugarland....before they got big,I won tickets to a concert of theirs(due to being a "Bull Pen" member of 102.5 The Bull in Bham).
Well,a few days prior to the concert,I get an email stating that the concert was cancelled due to laryngitis and that it would be never was.I always thought it sounded fishy;maybe it was and maybe it wasn't,I'll never truly know.