I couldn't have asked for a better concert. I think the concert was better than meeting Blake Shelton himself. I did get to meet him, and it was exactly as I thought it would be.
We waited at a section in the arena at the appointed time, showed our pass, then proceeded to wait behind some red gates, where ushered where I assume the dressing rooms are, waited in line and filed one by-one to have our pictures taken a quick autograph and where ushered out. I was happy to meet him, but it was so quick and impersonal that I it was over in a blink of an eye.
We weren't allowed to bring our own cameras to get pictures so I am patiently waiting for the pictured to be uploaded on his website. I don't even know if it's a good picture of me or if my eyed are open. I am notorious for squinting and looking stoned in my pics. I was hoping that it would be more of a mingling meet and greet with snacks and beverages, but hell I got to meet him which is pretty damn awesome.
Carol and I did this right, and got a hotel and everything. Only 3 things could've made the night better. 1) It wouldn't have been raining; 2) Carol would've gotten a Meet and Greet; 3) Some jerk hadn't stolen one of the signs we painted for him.
|The hotel bathroom looking into the room. |
Le Hotel Room
I didn't get any good videos of my own, so I am going to post some from youtube.
All in all, it was great night! We have loved Blake Shelton since 2001 and he came out with Austin. 2001 was a special summer for us, and it was all about music. She fell in love with Austin before I did and it was fitting she got to go with me. Tara wasn't able to make if after all, so the whole her not being able to go to the Meet and Greet wasn't an issue.
After the concert we went back to the hotel, changed, freshened up and went to a bar called Cow Girls Inc. I did get one bad picture of my climbing on the mechanical bull, but it's not uploaded so I can't share it with you.
If you ever get a chance to see Blake Shelton perform, DO IT!!! Next time I see him, I think I would like to see him in a less pretentious city than Seattle. (Sorry Seattle but you need to chill out!) Boise, or Spokane would've been more to my liking. I hope to see him in Alberta this summer with my laid back Canadian folk.