Carrie Underwood Concert!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last night, we went to the Carrie Underwood concert in Toledo! We sat in the SIXTH row. Oh man, it was awesome. We could see everything!

What you can't see in this picture is Steven's awesome new cowboy boots that he just HAD to have for the concert.

Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera because when I called the arena last week and asked them if photography was allowed, they told me it wasn't.  Funny how every single person in there had a camera and was taking a million pictures.  I was so mad.  It almost ruined my night, but once Carrie came out, I forgot all about it.  It would have been nice to have some cool pictures of how close we were, but all I have are some crappy Blackberry photos. I guess those will have to do.

Us before the show started.

Carrie's opening performance of "Cowboy Casanova"

She did some really cool things, and had some awesome costumes.  She flew around the crowd in the bed of an old Chevy pick-up truck, and swang on a swing suspended from a fake tree hanging from the ceiling.  There were two girls sitting to Steven's right who had apparently been to 10 of her concerts on this tour.  They were absolutely nuts about Carrie.  I would say they were at least 19, but you would have thought they were pre-teens with the amount of excitement they exuded when she was on stage.  Even though we were in the sixth row, they didn't stay in their seats for even one song.  Instead, they were up at the stage with their little signs trying to get Carrie to wave at them.  I think she finally did.  When we were leaving, they were gathering up as much of the confetti and streamers that had fallen on the crowd as they could (apparently they wanted to save it for something?  Weird.).

The lady sitting to my left insisted on shouting "Cheater!" at the top of her lungs before each song.  We assumed she wanted Carrie to sing "Before He Cheats" but apparently she's not a big enough Carrie fan to even know the name of the song.  I think she was a little drunk, though, so I guess I can give her a pass.

Carrie was great, but I have to say the highlight of the night was when we caught Craig Morgan's guitar pick.  He opened for Carrie and after he finished one of his songs, he threw the pick out into the crowd, and it landed right between Steven's feet.

Craig Morgan's guitar pick, with Carrie's program in the background.

We had a great time, but Toledo is a gross, rundown city... at least the part of it we saw was.  I much prefer Cleveland.  Also, just so you know, if you are looking for somewhere to eat around 5 p.m. on a Saturday, forget it because there are no places open.

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