Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You Will NOT Believe This!!

I feel like a bad mom....I took a blogging break and then when I want to update on Easter activities, our internet was spotty so I couldn't upload pictures. I finally get a chance to sit down and blog and our Easter break post will have to wait until tomorrow. Why, you ask?? Because...


WE MET DAVID COOK LAST NIGHT!!!
My brother Matt, my sis in law Beth, and her sister Katie traveled up to Macomb IL last night to see David Cook in concert. He was absolutely awesome!! His opening act, Ryan Star, was pretty good too but David was incredible. It was a small venue....only 400 tickets were sold and we were in the Heritage Room at the University Union. There really wasn't a bad place in the house and we were pretty close to the stage. The show was shorter than we expected (of course they were $10 tickets so who could complain!). We hung around because David (yes, we're on a first name basis now) is known for coming out to meet with his fans. Dianna was keeping us up to date with information via his website and postings there. We found his tour buses and decided to hang out for awhile. After 2 hours of freezing our butts off and seeing everyone on the crew, opening acts, etc, David and his band came out! He was awesome and came over to the 35-40 stalkers, I mean dedicated fans, that waited around for him. He autographed my CD and Beth's ipod. We got some up close pictures, one that we are even passing off as one with us and him. (he was in a hurry and they were really rushing him through.) I even asked him if he would say hi to my best friend Dianna on my cell phone and he did!! How's that for an awesome gift from a friend Dianna?? :) It was an amazing night and sooo much fun. We laughed, ate good food, danced and had a great time. Ending the night with meeting David Cook was so worth getting no sleep and having a headache all day today!

Some pictures....................



The front of his tour bus....you could see the guys after they went inside.... Here he comes!!! He was looking for me, I know.

He had just signed my CD and was reading a poster that someone made for him.


Beth took this one, I think that may be my CD he's signing.

There's us trying to pose with him, notice Dianna still on the cell phone. She listened to the whole concert through my phone and we talked off and on all night. It was like she was there with us!!
One of David Cook's guitarists. Dianna had her picture taken with him when she saw them in concert in Biloxi, MS

My autographed CD.....his fingerprints are on there!!


Thanks to my mom for watching Matt and Beth's kids so they could go and to my dear sweet hubby for taking on the boys for the night while he was busy drinking 2 litres of nastiness for his colonoscopy today. In my defense, he chose to schedule it for weds. long after I had concert plans. I felt really bad leaving him last night. His procedure went smoothly today though and he was given the all clear. Whew!

The sound quality of my videos was horrible. Here's Light On from someone that was at the concert.


12 comments:

Dianna said...

I'm so glad you guys stuck around after the show...how freaking cool was that?!? Thanks for bringing me along too~ahhh...the sound of his voice saying my name.....*sigh*
(We're all nuts you know?)

It's a shame you had to leave Todd *behind*....glad he's ok!

Brother Matt said...

OK...I paid $22 per ticket...what the...

Still a cheap price for such close up action...

Beth said...

How do you get the youtube video to post? I tried for my blog and couldn't figure it out?

Awesome night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly said...

Ok, I'm a dork. I checked my checkbook and I paid $22. I guess I was thinking of student prices or something. Still a good price for tickets these days!

Kat said...

SHUT. UP!!!!! That is SO AWESOME!!!!! I'm jealous!!!
We tried that at the NKOTB concert but they all just ran into their buses and took off. Good thing we waited outside for an hour in 30 degree weather. Yes. We are pathetic. ;)

Mom said...

Glad you all had a great time-good prices even at $22! Dianna-I think you got the best rate! Glad he took the time to mingle with his "stalkers-er...fans" ...sign of a good entertainer

Tracey said...

Oh I am jealous! How awesome is that?? Very very cool!

4funboys said...

that's a great day!!!

Stimey said...

Yay! You must have been so excited! It sounds like a great time!!

Deb said...

Sounds like you all had a great time!

So glad all went well with the colonoscopy too, Todd. ;-)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How awesome is that??? Totally worth a headache and no sleep.

Kelly's Ideas said...

Very cool... I voted for him to win on AI.. so very talented... Adam Lambert this year reminds me of him..in the fact that he is also original and makes the song their own..