I always love country music, but the warm weather just makes me want to jam out to country and country alone. Is there any better feeling than rolling the windows down, cranking your favorite tune and singing at the top of your lungs? I think not. I've been a Rascal Flatts fan for over a decade now. I clearly remember watching the "GAC Countdown" on TV as a young teenager, probably back in eighth grade. My sister and I would get SO excited everytime "Prayin' for Daylight" by Rascal Flatts came on. Still, to this day, I love that song!
I love all of their songs and yes, I'm even that person who still buys their physical CDs, not just a digital download. Their newest album "Rewind" just came out and YOU NEED TO PURCHASE IT. YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED AND MEMORIZED IT. Seriously, I am completely obsessed with every song on this new album, not that I'm surprised by that. I'm a Flatts Fan for life!
Jared took me to see them in concert back in 2008 and to this day that's the only time I've seen them live. They put one one incredible show, that's for sure! Fun story- Jared had bought us pretty good seats (especially considering we were still broke college kids) in the first level of the arena, probably 20 rows up, near the corner of the stage. We got there early, super pumped to be there… until we looked for our seats which basically didn't exist. We double checked our tickets and confirmed we were in the correct section and row, but those seat numbers just didn't exist!
We calmly asked the nearby usher to help us and he instantly went in to panic mode. He told us not to worry, we would be assisted and just to come with him. Jared and I neither one were worried at all, so we snickered at the flustered employee and followed him. Followed him down from the first level to the floor level. And from the corner to the center. The usher called something in on his radio, scribbled something on a piece of paper for us and said, "Will floor seats here be okay?"
OKAY?!?! Jared and I looked at each other in disbelief and quickly told the man that yes, these row 5 floor seats would work great for us. We got the upgrade of a lifetime! The seats we got moved to had to easily be twice, maybe three times what we paid. When Rascal Flatts came on stage and I hear that first twang of the guitar it was so surreal. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I teared up a little and instantly had goosebumps!
Looking back now I'm impressed with the quality of these pics I was able to snap with my uhh, 7? megapixel camera at the time. It was a date I'll never, ever forget. Jared and I had only been officially dating for a few months and be took me to do something I'd always wanted to do. I don't know how he got those fake seat locations and a free upgrade, but I won't complain ;) PS- Check out baby Erin & Jared, both of us rockin' some shorrrrrt hair!
What's the best concert you've ever been too? I'd love to know who needs added to my must-see-live list!