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A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Monday, June 20, 2011

seriously amazing.

It finally happened.


Item #1 on my Bucket List has been crossed off.


FRONT ROW FOR TIM McGRAW!!!

(Of course, now item #1 is to actually MEET him... a girl's gotta have goals, you know.)

It was amazing. Everything I thought it would be and more. The only thing missing was Cara - who is probs the only one I know who gets what it really means to TOUCH Timmy.


Here is the long story, which I will tell in excruciating detail - feel free to skip down to the pics if you want... (And these are just a few cell phone pics, Pia took a billion on her camera which I will upload later.)


Okay, so waaaay back in April, tickets for Timmy at the Gorge went on sale. Of course, I am a superfan and so belong to the Fan Club and got early notice about this. I went online, and saw they had PIT seats available - naturally I was ALL over that. Snatched 'em right up. BUT, I was trying not to get my hopes TOO high about where exactly the pit seats would be - I told myself that most likely, the actual front rows would be reserved for radio stations etc.


We got to the Gorge late-ish - The show was at 7, I wanted to get there around 4, we actually got there about 5:20. Thankfully, our friend Blythe is awesome, and was already there waiting in line and let us cut. SO, we ended up about 40 people back in one of the lines. THEN, they opened the bag check for our line early, all hell broke loose with the power-tripping security guard - but we were already through bag check so only had to get to the actual ticket scanning. We were probably two of the first 50 people into the Gorge. Awesome.


Pia got held up getting her wristband, but I went ahead (you can't slack when front row is on the line) - as I'm getting closer to the bottom I see that there is hardly anyone down there yet! I'm starting to freak out, but held myself together long enough to grab stageside spots in a PERFECT location - on the first part of the walkway right next to the main stage. Pia finally came down, and it was time to wait. And wait. And freak out a bit. (Also, the girl directly across the stage from us mentioned that she touched Tim at KeyArena and "her doctor told her she had a heart murmur right after that." - Don't worry, honey, I get it.)


So yes, our seats were amazing. Despite the mosh pit-like pushing behind us. Definitely a good time to be a chubby girl. :) Band Perry and Luke Bryan opened, which were both great - Luke Bryan was super cute and lots of fun. Touched his hand/leg a few times as a warm-up to the big act. (had to make sure I wouldn't pass out...) :P


FINALLY, it is time for Tim. We are fully expecting him to pop up from under stage or something - instead, he is out on the field in the middle of general seating! Love it. He sang all his big hits pretty much. And of course, goal is maximum touching. Check. Got a couple hand grabs, including some prolonged eye contact (dying) while i was trying not to scream. Oh just kidding, I was totes screaming. And a few leg holds. And the cream-of-the-crop Tim Touch - a butt touch. I lived the dream. LOL. It was the whole experience - sweat flying, you can see every gray hair and wrinkle, it feels like they are just singing to you. General admission just won't suffice after this. And we got to see Tim stop the whole show when a fight broke out just across the stage - apparently some dude threw his beer can (hopefully empty?) at a girl, and everyone around them started getting rowdy, so Timmy had to stop and yell at him and he brought that poor girl backstage... Next time, we're staging a fight too (sorry P, you're probably gonna have to sacrifice and get kicked out...)!

Looking back, I'd have to say it will be a difficult concert experience to top. My fave artist ever, whom I have loved since I was about 16, and have seen in concert probably 13 times.



As I said, next goal: backstage.



can't see Tim without getting the gratuitous butt shot. Although, i must say, he has gotten super skinny - his butt is not nearly as cute as it used to be. not that i'm complaining... :)

seriously. love this guy.


8 comments:

Sara Miller said...

O. M. G.

Amazing.

Cara said...

words can not adequately describe my jealousy. pit seats are still available here but im afraid i wouldnt get close enough and then id be pissed.

Katie said...

You must try!!!!!!! it will make your life!!!!!

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Lis said...

Wow! that sounds amazing! He does have a veeeerrrryy nice body.

Meg said...

You are legendary. Screw the bucket list. You are ready to die sister.

Laurie said...

wait, they let you touch his ASS? Man, those country stars are quite generous. So glad you gals had a grand time and your dreams came true.

Blythe said...

Glad I could be a very important part of making this dream come true, very jealous but love you!