We're yet to actually meet Keith... There's been no chance run-in at Starbucks or standing in line together at Bread & Company. And you can't say we haven't tried, our eyes have been peeled at all times.
So, in light of that, I think it's fair to say last friday night at the FedEx Forum in Memphis is probably as close as we're ever going to get!
Nathan, Kara, Daniel and I made the trip to Memphis for what Kara had described as one of the best concerts she'd seen (previous viewing = Las Vegas). I was a little uncertain of where the bar had been set, as Michael Bolton also goes down as a favorite... But hey, who doesn't love a bit of double denim and a mullet??
Kara was spot-on with Keith - it was an absolutely KILLER show, hit after hit, with some amazing session players supporting him. Keith could've played all night and we would've kept listening and watching. This coming from a girl previously indifferent to Country Music.
Pics c/o our phones:
Nath and I, thanks to Kara's good work, scored tickets right next to the run-way that headed out into the floor-seat audience. So on many occasions, the distance from us to Keith was a mere few feet. We have never before been so close at an arena concert and it was pretty cool to watch him play directly in front of us! I even got my hand slapped a few times by Mr Urban as he ran by (I admit, it's totally corny and "fan-like" but I got suckered into the moment!).
By the end of the evening Nath and I retreated into survival mode as the ladies around us got whipped-up into quite a frenzy over Keith - it really was a little frightening. Keith even looked a little worried when a butt-pinch was followed by one of the girls jumping onto the runway without a hint of security to stop her!
(no... that wasn't me...)
He played for over 2 hours, giving Tennessee one of the best shows I think we've ever seen. He rocked. We watched on in amazement. Everyone was happy.
C & Nt.