LOCATION: Virginia Beach, Virginia
I’ve never been much of a country music fan, so it’s a shock that I would have this on my list. I’ve heard a lot of really great things about the country music experience, so this just felt like a “must thing” to do. Worst part is that I really don’t know much about country and he does. We planned to see Tim McGraw since I know a few songs from him. I was getting excited about going and said “I hope he plays achy breaky heart!” Troy seemed to glare at me, “That’s Billy Ray Cyrus.”
We went to the concert with our friends John and Terri, who are country gurus and excited to be there for my first concert. The whole place was packed full of people in cowboy hats and women in dresses with cowboy boots. I too wore a dress, but mine was skulls shaped like cherries. Figured a little rock was needed with my twang. It felt appropriate.
Tim McGraw played a great long set and was very generous with his fans. He even gave a guitar away. The crowd seemed really into it and was much nicer than people at rock concerts. Maybe rock makes people angry, who knows, but even the people photobombing our pictures were really awesome.
I ended up knowing only two songs out of the many songs he sang, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good atmosphere and vibe…I MAY even be converting to country, just don’t tell Troy that.
*Thanks Troy, John and Terri for accompanying me on this adventure.