Friday, February 7, 2014

#6 - See Gary Allan in concert. (31 for 31)

Let me preface this post by saying that if you are not a Gary Allan fan, you may feel a little bombarded by the photos and video...

A couple weeks ago, a friend from college who shares a love of all things Gary Allan told me about a free concert just a half-hour away.  To say that I was stoked would be an understatement.  I had not seen Gary Allan in concert since about 2010.  I was long overdue!

There were many obstacles to overcome to get there between the weather and work schedules, but at 12:30 p.m. on February 5, 2014, my girls, Jenn and Ashley, and I were headed to Lexington to see my favorite musician.

We met up with my college friend, Kelly, when we got there.  We spent the afternoon catching up and listening to the opening act.

As we were making our way to the stage, we started talking to some other concert-goers who had been at the bar even before we were.  As we were chatting, one of the girls said she was leaving and we could have her spot.  She was right against the stage!!  That made my night.  I was front and almost center to see my favorite musician of all time.  I've seen him eight times and never have I been so close!  There is a lot to be said about small, intimate performances at bars...

Gary Allan tweeted this photo on Instagram and as you can see, it has me in it!!  

The playlist - Songs About Rain; Man to Man; Right Where I Need To Be; Smoke Rings in the Dark; (Sand in My Soul); Airplanes; Her Man; It Would Be You; (It Ain't the Whiskey); and Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)

Love him!

See how close we were! (This is my favorite picture of the night)

After the show, we had to show off the picks that we got straight from the stage.

And last, but certainly not least, here is a video that one of my new concert friends took that night of Gary singing "It Ain't the Whiskey":

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