Sunday, August 23, 2015

First post/ EBHD '15

hey y'all!
 feeling a little country after my weekend in Avondale so i figured i'd go with it. this is my first post of the blog world (hey everyone). I decided to give this a try because i like writing and i want to have someplace to look back on everything so here we are!
 this weekend was the eastbound hoedown in avondale. i'm a huge country music fan so this weekend was pretty much a spiritual experience for me. ask alyson how i was during david nail, it was amazing. before the whole thing even started i was basically like a kid on christmas morning.
 (alyson, kate, laura, suze and me) 

 we are all ready at 8 am! that's earlier than i get up for work and there were no complaints! also, huge shoutout to laura, alyson's mom, for carting us around all weekend and their cousin andrea for letting us crash there all weekend! 

friday's concert started with rex goudie!! the 11 year old in me fan girled so hard. i even broke out the white hat from his canadian idol days! 
(rex singing his little heart out) 

After rex jess moskaluke came on! she hasn't been around long and when people sang along to cheap wine and cigarettes she looked so happy! i have it on video and its so nice to see singers appreciate their audience so much! and when dallas smith came backstage she got so excited! its still so new to her, it was super exciting for her and us. as far as im concerned dallas smith stole fridays show! we managed to stay upfront for him and he was so interactive! people kept throwing their phones on stage and he'd take selfies! of course the one im in im videotaping him singing... theres already been people calling me out on facebook! 
(dallas smith, the crowd and me videotaping the
whole thing) 

(dallas smith)

 i forgot dallas smith sang somebody, somewhere. when he broke that one out i almost cried! so good. friday night closed with lynryd skynyrd! my phone died before they came on but did the crowd ever sing along to sweet home alabama and free bird! 

 i want to say saturday was better, but friday was hard to beat. sundy best came on and we missed most of them from hanging at the car and trying to avoid buying 3/20 beer (redic!!!!!). 
(avoiding the 3/20)

we made sure to be there for lonestar though! again, the jr. high girl in me freaked out when they sang amazed. and mr. mom. and my front porch lookin in. AND IM ALREADY THERE. so many feelings. 
 rodney atkins was next. how many times can can i say that this weekend was amazing ?? rodney atkins. he was a super star. these are my people is every small towns anthem and he knew it! did he ever rock out. did we ever rock out! 
(rodney atkins)

i thought he'd be a tough act to follow but if anyone could, blackjack billy did. they did so many mashups and mixed their songs with ones from other genres (booze cruise and shots???). we were right up by the fence for them as well and everyone was so amped up! 
(next to the fence with al, loving life)

(blackjack billy)

 the night ended with david nail (like i said, almost spiritual) followed by little big town!! crazyyy. i seriously thought after every act it couldn't get better and every act it did. we only stayed up front for a little bit of lbt because the crowd was crazy! you couldnt stand up without getting pushed around and no personal space! i know its a concert but seriously, the crowd was insane! 
(lbt) 

they finished on a high note! they sang all their big hits and the crowd loved it! all in all this weekend was definitely one for the books! sorry my first post was probably the longest ever, but it was a big weekend! 

xo, 
jayne

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