It's no surprise that our group loves us some Kenny Chesney. So when we found out he was playing Arrowhead Stadium in KC, a little road trip was a must.
We headed down Friday and were greeted with a nice little amenity in our room to get the weekend started. We then proceeded to try to drink our way through the 'nice little amenity' before heading down to see Love Pump at VooDoo. Best.80s.Cover.Band.Full.Of.Overage.Men.In.Wigs.And.Eyeliner.Ever. (Ok that was a bit much, but the band really did rock, literally.)
Nick & I slept in Saturday morning - yes, we slept in...and it was glorious. Then it was off to the stadium to get in line for the best tailgating spot. And we got three of them, smack dab in the middle of the lot surrounded by thousands of other crazy, cowboy boot & daisy duke wearing, country music fans.
There were tents, yard games, grills, large speakers blaring music, Jell-O shots, coolers full of beer, grills full of burgers, more Jell-O shots, porta-potties, beer bongs and more cowboy hats & boots than one could ever imagine. It was magical. But then the storms came...
I've never seen so many "thisclose to being wasted" people scramble to pack up their shit quicker in my life. We all piled into our vehicles just in time to avoid the downpour. I have to say this was some of my favorite time of the whole weekend. Only the best memories come from the unexpected. And, boy did we do some unexpected.
The guys were all crammed into one vehicle and the rest of us ladies were split between the other two. Shots were passed through the windows to each vehicle as we cheers'd to the weekend, along with bottles of various other liquors and I'm pretty sure some Mexican dip & Fritos made it's way into our truck...and didn't ever make its way back out.
The rain did eventually let up...just in time for us to head in and catch the tail-end of Eli Young Band. Eric Church was next and I have to say I've never been the biggest fan of his. I just didn't know much about his music. But let me tell you, girlfriend is a fan now. He was a great performer, not to mention pretty hot in his ragged trucker hat and aviators.
Right at the end of EC, the rain started up again. Thankfully we found these fancy ponchos sitting on someone else's chair and
stole, err I mean, borrowed them.
Then just as if rain Gods were listening to our prayers, it stopped and the night was gorgeous. And then Kenny came on stage and we rocked out to every single song.
The last time we saw Kenny, I had just found out I was preggo and had to fake drink the whole night. So while that show was great, it's so much better when you have a good buzz going on.
Arrowhead has never seen this many cowboys. Walking into the stadium to our seats.
Eric Church performing. He has definitely made a new fan in me. Can't believe I didn't take advantage of all of the times we had him playing at Stir Cove during the past 6 years.
And some more photos for your viewing pleasure.
|Blurry and a bit fuzzy. Kind of like the whole day.|
|I'm pretty sure Mook was excited about 'Big Star'|
Hands down his fave Kenny song.
|Maybe not his best pic...but the man owned the stage.|
|Rained out family shot and a photobomb.|