Monday, August 14, 2006
Fun with Idols
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Lyric of the Day:
It's my life
My time to find the answers
Dont always know what kind of
Road's in front of me
But I'll go slow
Want to remember every moment
That passes by because
This ride means everything
- Bo Bice
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My insincere apologies to anyone who doesn’t care, but this is the highlight of my summer.
I went to the American Idol show with my friend Dawg on Friday. We started the day off with lunch and some drinks at a nearby restaurant and then headed over to the arena about 2:30 to see what might be going on. We noticed a clump of a dozen or so excited looking people to the right side of the arena and went over to be nosey. It seemed that Ace had just been out signing autographs. We decided to hang out and see if anything else interesting would come up.
About 20 minutes later CHRIS DAUGHTRY came out. He signed autographs and chatted with us all – he was so very nice and gracious. It was a nice surprise and a real pleasure to meet him! (And whatever cologne he was wearing – it needs to be the mandatory scent for every man in the country. MAN he smelled good!) We hung out for a few more hours, hoping to meet Elliott and of course Taylor, you all know I love Taylor- but then went inside. As it turned out, Taylor came out about 10 minutes after we left, dang it. But meeting Chris was enough to make my day!
The concert was a lot of fun. The first half was a bit cheesy, but the second half ROCKED. Chris’s set was kick BUTT, and Taylor’s was beyond words. Both of these guys are such great performers! They're loving what they're doing and it shows, and I hope that fresh wonder is never spoiled in them.
Saturday we went to see last year’s runner up, rocker BO BICE with opener Saving Jane. SJ was really great – they sound wonderful live. But Bo. Bo rocked my world. He’s touring with his hometown band SugarMoney and these guys are the real deal. They ROCK and ROCK RIGHT! They performed a bunch of Bo’s solo album stuff (including my favorite, U Make Me Better, which Bo said is coming out as a single soon, yippee skippee!) and a few covers, including Ides of March’s Vehicle and for their encore, Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama and Freebird. The place was THUNDERING!!! Now I know some of you (you know who you are) are going to crack on me, but you guys know my fondness for the great classic roots rock sound and I tell you this is one of the best old-style rock shows I’ve ever seen. My voice hurts down through my lungs from yelling so much :)! I have a photo I took at the show I wanted to add but Blogger's having another stroke, so maybe I'll be able to add it later. It's a nice shot - You can see Bo’s electric smile :) …
I haven’t been to any live shows in quite a while, and this was a pleasurable way to break my streak. I feel renewed. Even if you don’t like the American Idol Machine, check out Bo Bice if you have the chance. Absolutely fantastic show.
I’m starting a new blog writing project very soon. Stay tuned and thanks for hanging in there with me. Hope you all are well. Much love! ~ XOX ~