Sunday, September 13, 2009

American Saturday Night Tour(long)

Friday my friend Dani and I went to see Jimmy Wayne, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley.As we were headed in we walked right past this bus. We have no clue whose bus this is. Dani and I joked about it being Jimmy's since it didn't have a name on it. I then thought it could be Dierks' or Brad's because the trailer could have their kid's toys in it :P.
I am in Dierks' fan club and won a meet & greet so I got to meet Dierks. He has a wonderful personality and was very nice. During the meet & greet we were able to get pictures with him and he even did a short Q&A session with us. Since I have known about Dierks I have always wanted to tell him we had something in common. At first I got nervous and didn't tell him what I wanted to tell him but before I left the meet and greet I had enough nerve. I told Dierks that my last name was Derx and he thought that was pretty cool. I love how he does the meet & greets compared to Rascal Flatts meet & greet but that's for another blog post. After the meet and greet it was show time. Opening act was Jimmy Wayne. I really only knew one song of his or at least thought I did. He was awesome! I am a new fan of his. He did this one song called "Sarah" and all I can say is WOW!!! He even jumped down in the audience and walked around a little. He was good. Great way to start the show and evening.After Jimmy's set it was time for Dierks to do his thing. As a friend of mine told me he is hard to get a good picture of because he is all over the stage. He sure is! If he stops somewhere on stage he just doesn't stand there he jumps around. UGH! DIERKS STAY STILL!!! :)
I love Dierks' curly locks and baby blue eyes. Such a cutie!
Dani did an awesome job catching this shot. I think this has to be my favorite picture of the night! Besides my two meet and greet pictures.
Dierks did an acoustic version of his song "My Last Name" and it sounded awesome! Before he sang that song he talked about having dog tags around his neck and that his father and grandfather were in the armed forces. He than thanked the people who were in the armed forces or people that were about to head in to the armed forces...very touching.
Once Jimmy and Dierks got us, a sold out crowd, excited Brad ran out singing "start a band." Brad knew how to keep us entertained and excited. He had lots of movement and screens with video that kept out attention the whole time. He did do a very tasteful and meaningful tribute to 9/11 and all the people that were lost that day. I was wondering if they were going to do anything since Friday was 9/11.Dani and I enjoying the cool weather and Jimmy, Dierks, and Brad. We had a blast.
Brad singing his song "Then" and it is one of my favorites of his.

After the concert Jimmy Wayne had an impromptu meet and greet for anyone who wanted to meet him. Dani and I took advantage of this and meet Jimmy. Very cute and very sweet. He has two new fans.

1 comment:

megan said...

omg! i've gone to see dierks and his band play several times. they are GREAT live!!!

they only thing i don't like is sometimes they do a bluegrass section in the show....i hate bluegrass! otherwise they are amazing!!!!!!