Thursday, March 31, 2011

All Night To Get There

After the show in Oklahoma City we dropped of Deb at her hotel and headed to New Orleans. Of course this had to be the weekend we loose an hour thanks to day light savings time. We headed off an hour later than we really wanted to but we were headed out. It felt like it took forever to get to Louisiana especially at night. We finally made it to Louisiana around! It took us all day to drive from the top of Louisiana to New Orleans. We made it in to New Orleans around 4pm. We had about an hour to unload change and get ready for the show and be at the venue no later than 6:30 by the time we got to the hotel. By this time we were all running on adrenaline. We made it to the venue with minutes to spare. Jen, Adiana and I had to run to the box office to get out meet & greets and find where we had to go so we didn't miss those. Adina barely made hers and we made ours by 10 minutes.

When it was our turn for our meet and greet it turned out Jen and I were first in line of our group. As soon as we walked in Jay and Joe Don's mouth dropped. I also noticed Jay was wearing the same shirt that he wore almost a year to the day that he sang STAND to me. Of course I loved it! They were shocked we were there. Once we got settled in line Gary noticed us and pointed to Watty. Jen told Gary "Yes we brought the dog and you are his favorite!" Gary busted out laughing. Watty wanted to go say hi so bad that we had to keep telling him we have to wait our turn, we were only 8 people away by now. We brought gifts to the guys(golf stuff) so Jen handed them to the guys and I said I to Gary. Then as I was saying hi to Joe Don and getting a hug from him Jay steps in front of me and says "So KAREN I hear you are a Chris girl now." He said this because a friend of mine tweeted Jay and said my heart now belonged to Chris Young and that I was no longer a Jay girl. After he said that I told him "NO! I am always your girl." Jen was where she could see my face and she said it turned beat red when he asked me that! She told me later she knew I was flipping out inside and she sure was right. While this was going on Gary and Joe Don were loving all over Watty and he was eating it up. Joe Don let Watty give him kisses on the face and he talked to Watty and was saying how he missed his puppies(he has mastiffs). It was time for our picture and I told Jay I wanted him behind me and he said sure! I didn't tell Joe Don or Gary how to stand or where I wanted them but I didn't care I just wanted Jay behind me. I love how my meet and greet turned out. As I waited for Jen the guys handed Watty's leash to John(their stylist) so he got some love in too. Before we left we gave John a gift too. He got lint rollers to defuzz the guys after Watty's visit and Hershey bars(Hershey is sponsoring the tour). He loved it and of course I accidentally ran over John's foot as we left :(.

After our meet and greet Watty was dragging us to our seats. He heard Luke Bryan on stage and wanted to go watch. Once we got into the pit where our seats were Watty settled down and slept through the entire show.

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