Well we had a pretty cool night. Josh and I wanted to go to the Lady Antebellum ‘Own the Night’ Colorado Springs tour show, but had a hard time justifying paying so much for tickets in December. Let’s face it, there are lots of other things competing for our money in December. So, we didn’t buy any…especially since we had just seen Keith Urban in Denver.
Josh’s friend, Adam, is Lady Antebellum’s videographer. He and Dave (in Lady A) are childhood friends. Lady A asked him to make a few videos before they were signed. Once they got signed, they hired him on as their videographer. So, he gets to travel with them while they are on tour. He makes the behind the scenes videos that Lady A posts weekly. Cool job, eh? Thursday morning, Adam connected with Josh and invited Josh to head down to the Arena, where the show was going to be at to hang out. Adam took Josh all over backstage showing off their stage and video systems. (Lots of fun videographer stuff I guess) Not only that, but he offered us free tickets to the show that night. Awesome! We were so excited!
On our way there, Josh decided it couldn’t hurt to ask if there was any way we could get a picture with Lady A. Well Adam hooked us up with ‘Meet and Greet’ passes. So, while the opening acts were performing, Josh and I (and about 30 others) were taken to a room backstage. We were given ‘the rules’…aka…we will take you out if we see you use any kind of recording device…and then Lady A came out to chat with us. Some of the questions revolved around Hilary’s new puppy (Hobbs, a golden doodle), her secret wedding date, Charles’ and Dave’s love of whiskey, and their passions outside of music. They then played and sang ‘Just a Kiss’ for us. After the song, we all got to take pictures with them. Our pictures were to be posted online two days following the concert. However, about 10 minutes into the concert, we found that our picture with Lady A had made their official twitter & Facebook page. This was Hobbs’ first photoshoot.
Pretty fun. We left the ‘meet and greet’ and went to find our seats. Um…front row, closest to the stage seats? For us?? Yes, please! The only way we could have been closer was to stand the entire concert and be claustrophobic with masses of people…and that is NOT my idea of fun. We literally think we had the absolute best seats in the house. The concert was a lot of fun and Lady A did a fabulous job. Thank you Adam and Lady Antebellum for the tickets and an awesome night!
It’s a rarity when we get out of the house together for an event these days. But, this one had been on the calendar for months. Not only was it great to get out of town for an evening, we were treated to a great concert with a fabulous guitar player and singer.