My wonderful husband took me to see Garth Brooks in Little Rock this past week!!
I've wanted to see Garth Brooks ever since he ruled the music world in the late 80's and early '90's. He came to Funroe when I was in college, but I didn't get to go. That was when the "arm band" rules were the latest and greatest thing. Well, guess what?! It didn't work in Funroe! People camped out at the Civic Center days before the tickets went on sale - and this was before Ticket Master, too - just to get an arm band to THEN be able to be put in the "pool" to get a ticket. A complete FEE-ASS-CO here in our small town!! Such chaos, that Garth decided to add not one, but TWO more shows here in our redneck town!! He played three nights here, just like he did in Little Rock last week!
And I'm going to say this. I was SO disappointed when I didn't get to see Garth. My friends got to go because they had boyfriends that somehow managed to get tickets, so I was really sad about the whole thing. I know it was just a concert, and just Garth in some people's eyes, but to me back then, it was like seeing Elvis or Michael Jackson, ya know? I was nineteen and who wouldn't want to see the biggest show to come to Funroe since Elvis Presley?? But y'all, I truly believe that God planned it that way! That I would miss Garth nearly twenty-two years ago to the day, so that I would get to have one of my wishes come true with the love of my life, my husband! So it made Saturday night so much more special! Just a reminder that God sees the whole picture and He knows what's best for His children.
And just for the record, those concerts were in November 1992. Wayne and I met in the beginning of January 1993.
And until Saturday night, Wayne had never seen Garth in concert, either.
Good stuff, y'all!
So on the way to Little Rock Saturday afternoon, I was like a kid at Disney! I was SO excited and naturally it seemed like it took us forever to get there! We got their early with full intentions of going somewhere nice to eat before the concert, but that didn't happen. There was a Benny Hannas at one of the hotels and even though that was too far out of our league, the line was out the hotel, so we knew there was no way we were getting in. We had to opt for an Irish Bar/Grill a block from the Verizon Arena, which was okay until out waitress told us that they were shutting the kitchen down because they had too many orders. Um? Excuse me? Did you not know that Garth Brooks was in town? And had been for two nights previously?! So we had to settle with just an appetizer of Spinach Artichoke Dip. The place was packed!!
The concert was AH-MAY-ZEEING!!! He sang all his old stuff just like I was hoping he would! I cried through "Unanswered Prayers" and "The Dance." Garth came back out for not one, not two, but THREE oncores. Got to hear me some "She's In Love With The Boy" from Trisha Yearwood! She looked great!!
I only have one picture from the concert and that's only because Wayne took it with my phone. I was so into it the whole time, that I never thought about taking a picture! We had a great time and made it home safely at 2:30 Sunday morning!