Finally watched the CMT awards. I had my mom DVR it so I could watch with my girlfriend. I liked the performances.
Then we went to lunch/dinner with my parents. And then we headed off to our campsite. She helped me with a few things but I started us a fire and got everything set up for her. We listened to some good country radio and I played her Zac Brown’s Uncaged album and Josh Turner’s Punching Bag album too. And we talked. About everything. Let’s just say that what I been meanin’ to tell her, she knows. And she had the reaction I was hoping for :)
The next day we went to the beach of the lake the campground was on and we sat in the sun and talked more. I got see the bikini I been hopin’ to see :) and we both got really sunburned. From there we went to the concert. I didn’t realize we were parked so far away and we missed most of Thomas Rhett. I’m a little upset about that cause I think he’s a phenomenal songwriter and I really hope he continues to find success. But we were there for Brantley Gilbert. He came out and played “My Kinda Party” and the girls next to me said “Why’s he playing Jason Aldean’s song? Jason’s is better.” I wanted to slap them. Then my girl came back and when BG played “Dirt Road Anthem” those same girls were like “Why does he keep playing other people’s songs?” And when the 3rd verse (the not included in Jason’s version) came around, they said my favorite line of the night: “How come he [me] knows all the words?” My girl leaned over and was like “tell me you heard that hahaha”
I love Toby Keith. Like everything about him is just awesome. He pulled some guys out of the audience. They had a picture with him from when he played overseas for the soldiers. And then they sang “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.” I also loved that he played “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” The girls I already mentioned, didn’t know that song. They were there for “Red Solo Cup” and that irritated me. Me and my baby were talkin’ after, we think Toby should do a throwback tour. Play all his old classics. I’d love that. “Country Comes to Town” and “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” are two of my favorite Toby songs. It bothers me that they get kicked out of the set to make room for songs like Red Solo Cup.
It was a fantastic weekend. Good start to me and my girls 5 concert tour.