Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lady Antebellum

Holly texted me last Saturday and said something to the effect of 'Don't you want to get a sub for the temple on Tuesday and go to a Lady Antebellum concert?' After some banter, I was talked into it.
The venue was the Rail Events Center in SLC. It's just one big open room basically, so we had to stand the entire time and get pushed around by little teenage twits. Plus, since Cori's friend said that we had to show up early to stand in line because of the general admission, we arrived several hours before it started and stood then, too. My feet hurt by the end of the night.

Here's Holly waiting for the concert to start. Yay.

I was bored, so we took pictures.

Here are the FG girls. We made quite a nice wall for those who wanted to get to the front. I look short.

The security dude between us and the stage looked an awful like Ryan Hansen...don't you think, Tam?

David Nail opened for them, but I didn't get a good picture of him. But I was totally digging the red piano that they brought with them. Cori had some guy that worked for Lady A that was flirting with her the entire night. I told him after that the pianos sounded good. He said he'd pass that on to Dave. Apparently he tunes them himself. Do you think that could be right?

Here's Lady A as they first came out. We soon found out that they spotlighted their band members very well and that they were fairly entertaining to watch. Especially the electric guitarist with the long braids. Very entertaining.

Dave Heywood turns out to be my favorite because he's so incredibly talented on his instruments. It's got to be more interesting to play something. I'm just sayin'. We soon found out that being way at the front means that you are that much closer to the incredibly loud speakers. I told Holly that even my esophogus was shaking. My ears were still ringing when I got home. Note to self: take ear plugs next time and you'll still be able to hear pretty well.

Charles kept coming over and stepping basically right over the Ryan Hansen security guard to touch everybody's hands. He interacted with the audience well.

My absolute favorite was when they brought the whole band up and did an acoustic number. Braid boy played the dobro. The pianist played the accordian, Lead guitarist played the mandolin and Bass Man played the upright. It was somewhat awesome.

They each took some time to do some solos. Dave rocked Luke Bryan's "I do" playing and singing completely by himself.

Charles sang Bruce Springsteen . Not bad. Not bad at all.

They did four or five encore numbers. Cori's boyfriend told us that they never sing that much. They were having lots of fun. I guess this is their first tour that they've headlined and they're only about 2 1/2 weeks into it. Yeah, I'd be having fun, too!!