I am a member of their fan club and I won a backstage pass to meet Jay, Joe Don, and Gary. I also won 2 tickets so the day of the concert I had 4 tickets. I gave 2 of my tickets to Ryan, a friend from camp, and he meet us there at the concert. I also meet up with Alicia who I met via the fan club. We both won meet and greets so we chatted in line while we waited for the guys. We had been chatting online for about a month before we met and we also met other "fam" members. SO fun.
I was pretty calm but Alicia on the other hand. She was fine until we went back and saw the guys. At first sight she freaked...me I laughed at her. I did try to calm her but she had been waiting 4 years to meet them and she ADORES
After the meet and greet we went and took our seats for the concert. Darius Rucker was opening for Rascal Flatts and he was good. I haven't really heard many of his songs but he has a new fan. Then it was on to SUMMER NIGHTS! They opened the show with summer nights and from then on it was nonstop bobbing of heads with the gang. The guys really know how to put on an awesome show. They did a lot of older songs of theirs as well as a few of the new songs.
Joe Don the cutie he has a great voice and can flirt with all the girls by just looking their way. He sang Mayberry and brought back the talk box for Me and My Gang. All I can say about the talk box is
Here Comes Goodbye is one of their singles out right now and it sounded fabulous live. Someone handed the guys a note and wanted a picture of the guys so the guys obliged.
They obliged for all of us with “the butt picture”. So many people take butt pictures during their shows they decided to give us easy access for “the butt picture.” Then they gave us cute poses of all three together.
Chank, the fiddler, likes to try and make Gary mess up. Gary did forget where he was in the song What Hurts The Most. It is funny because I had just seen an interview where Gary talked about messing up during shows.
Olivia and I learned from the rodeo that when they say goodnight thanks for coming and just walk off stage the show is not over. They came back with Revolution and Darius Rucker came back. Life is a Highway was the last song and that was a great way to end the show.
Handicap parking was next to the tour buses of the guys so we were going to wait a little bit but the police kept saying that they were not the guys buses so we decided to leave. As we were driving out we saw they were the guys buses. Oh well. That was an awesome night!
The guys had 18-wheelers out by the buses that are decorated with Rascal Flatts Pictures. A great photo opportunity too.
**thanks to Deanna for some of these pictures