Monday, July 15, 2013

Gary Allan Concert

     When Magic Springs announced their concert series lineup this spring, I knew right off that I wanted to go see Gary Allan.  I saw that the date was in the middle of July so we waited until the last minute to buy tickets because who knew how the weather would be.  Well thanks to Karla we got discount tickets and the weather was predicted to be nice.
     The weather ended up being a perfect 78 average temperature and no mosquitos.  It was pretty crowded when we got there and we took the first open spot for our lawn chairs.  While looking for us, my dad found better seating for us in the non-smoking area.  So we had a great view to see the concert.
     Gary sang for 2 hours straight with no intermission.  He sang all my favorite songs including, 'Learning How to Bend.'  He sang a new one called 'Bones' that I totally love now too.  He ended with 'The Best I Ever Had' which I think refers to his late wife.
      He sang a fast song while Karla went to take a picture and she came back with a few dance moves in her step.  So I got in the spirit and did three fast spins in my chair.  It was fun and I'm sure people wondered how much we had had to drink.... none, for those with curious minds.
      A guy with a few beers in his system got chummy with my dad.  He said 'I love having a good time.'  It happened to be the same guy my mom reported earlier to security for smoking in the non-smoking
     As we left, Karla and I got t-shirts.  Then a couple approached us and offered me the guitar pick they had caught.  They already had one from a previous concert and thought I'd enjoy it more.  There are kind and generous people still out there in this dark world.
     As we drove back home, we were all hungry.  Who wants IHOP?  More like who doesn't?  We came to the first one, it was packed and short staffed.  The second was packed with I-30 speedway folks.  Finally, the third IHOP was packed with taekwondo people but we ate there anyway.
    We got home at 1:15am tired and full but we all had a good time and were glad we went.  The night was perfect in every way and I did remarkably well.  The Lord gave me a night with extra energy and no coughing spells.  I just say 'Thank You'


  1. That is awesome! I can just imagine it from the way you've described it - may have to listen to some of his songs and do a dance step myself... :)

  2. Sounds like a great day! Glad you were able to go to the seem to be doing pretty well...for one I was able to hear you a lot more clearly than usual at church! Yay:-)

    Love you!


  3. Glad you had a good time, you deserve it. Dad

  4. So glad you were able to get out and do something that you enjoyed. It was a perfect night to go--not to hot and not too cold. You did great too; so thankful. Mom

  5. And I say "yay" for you as well. You are some kind of trooper, Angie. You let nothing stop you--my example.

  6. Oh Angie, I loved seeing these pics and knowing that you had a wonderful time. You have the neatest social life. God is so sweet to you in that way. You are surrounded by fantastic family members and friends. God bless you lady.

  7. Yep, you are way cooler than I am! Sounds like ya'll had a blast. Love the blingy shirt - perfect for a country concert!

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So glad for you. I am sure Bobbie and Wayne enjoyed it too. Love Aunt Robbie

  9. LOVE the pics, and love what a fun time you had. A girl after my own heart with those concerts! Can I say just a tad you, T.