Wow! What a great show! Friday night Ames and I made a turn for the random and decided to try to get tickets at the door for Rascal Flatts and Blake Shelton at the O’Connell Center. Before the ticket line opened up, we were mingling around the will call line and found someone who had some tickets they wanted to sell. They had bought a set of great tickets, and then were able to get floor level tickets online. So, for a buck less than we would have paid for nose-bleed tickets, we got level 1 tickets right next to the stage.
Neither of us had heard of Shelly Fairchild, but she had a great voice and put on a good show as the opening act. I knew that I had heard some songs by Blake Shelton before, but I had no idea how many. If you’ve never heard him before, you should check out “Some Beach”, “Austin”, or “Playboys Of The Southwestern World”. Unfortunately, each one of those songs is on a different CD of his.
The reason everyone was there though (including us) was to see Rascal Flatts, and we were not disappointed. They are a great show to see live and I think we knew about every song they played. The stage set was amazing, and included a riser that put the performers (almost) within a hat throw away from us.
One of the funniest things to see during the concert was that people were actually opening up their cellphones and holding them in the air like lighters. At first I thought they were just trying broadcast the song to a friend on the other end, but then I noticed that there were greenish blue lights floating around all over the stadium. So, the next time you go to a concert, and hear a song that makes you want to hold a lighter up in the air, just flip open your cell phone.