Just got home from the concert. Now you have to know that this auditorium is a pretty big place. When I walked in, I thought…oh, surely more people will be there. But no, there were probably about 100 people there. Other than the two kids sitting behind us, I’m pretty sure that we, in our mid thirties, were among the youngest there. That being said, it was a fun crowd. We took our seats in the front row and awaited the arrival of Mr. Hicks. My tickets said no cameras, and honestly I’ve been debating for a while on whether or not to take pictures. I left my camera at home, but since I had my trusty iPhone with me, I assigned my friend to picture and video taking duty. She’s used to it. She’s done it at more than a few Taylor concerts.
Taylor came out…wearing boots, might I add. Oh, and skinny jeans. As we were leaving the concert, one of the younger girls there said, “Skinny jeans? Really? He wore skinny jeans.” I don’t think she was impressed by his attire! HAHA! He seemed to be in a really good mood. He was very talkative between songs and nobody can direct a band like he can. It’s amazing. I watched the signals he gave the band to speed up, slow down and sometimes take songs in a whole new direction. He cracked jokes, even if he was the only one laughing at them. He’s such a dork, but that’s one of the things I love about him.
It was kind of interesting to be there, though. I looked around, watched part of the crowd (kind of hard to do from the front row) and I watched the other band members play. My face wasn’t stuck behind a camera (okay, only because I had delegated that duty, whatever). What I’m trying to say is that I watched it as a fan, not as a member of the Soul Patrol. I’m not putting anybody down, because I’ve been there. I’ve followed that man all over the southeast and the midwest. But to be outside of the drama, to not worry about getting everything on video…it was nice. I enjoyed the music..and he is quite the entertainer. There’s no denying that. It was great to see Brian Less and Sam Gunderson there playing. Bill Will was running the merch table. It wasn’t my most favorite concert that I’ve been to of his, but it was really good.
But what was the encore you ask? Not Bulletproof. I mean really…I ask for one simple favor. Nope. No can do. No, we got Taking it to the Streets. Really Taylor? Really? Oh well…it was still worth the money.
Lots of tagging tonight, too.
Here are some videos..not the best quality since they were recorded on my phone, but here they are, nonetheless.
Maybe You Should
Love the One You’re With
Stay With Me
All in all, Taylor did make me forget my troubles for 90 minutes and in the end, isn’t that what it’s all about?