Yesterday night DB and I were lucky enough to score some tickets to a Reba McEntire concert!! It was great to get out and shake loose after a few weeks of feeling anxious about my sister's health and spirit. First, can I just say that my sister is such a trooper. She might not ride horses but I swear that girl has the heart of a cowgirl, she is one strong chicky! No way would I be able to grit and smile through what she has had to go through. I am so proud of her and I'm also super proud of my Mother.... I know some people say "well that's just what mothers do" but my Mom truly goes above and beyond the norm. They are both so amazing and I am SO lucky to have them.
Anyways, DB and I lucked out with the location of our seats... we were like three rows up and four rows out from the stage so we had a great view... however, we werent so lucky with the company we landed in! The folks in front of us where really quite strange....some lady with with a fanny pack, bad perm and a serious fetish for Reba that was spastic enough that a guard had to come tell her to chill out. She scared me a little. The older lady on my left was really quite nice but had an unfortunate flatulence problem... I was thinking Oh crap, people are going to think that is me! But then I'd think, Oh dont worry! I doubt anyone else can smell it... which was about the same point that DB leaned over and asked "Was that you?"
And then there was the gal on our right. If DB had slipped a dollar bill in her jeans I cant say I would have blamed him... after all she was practically giving him a lap dance! Red head, young, heavy makeup and a skinny ass that she insisted on shaking in DB's face at every chance she got. I'm not the jealous type (okay I am but that's beside the point) but this girl was over the top... she actually fell into his lap at one point.
But, despite Stalker Sue up front, Stinky on the left and Sex Pot on the right I actually did have a pretty good time. Reba sang Midnight in Georgia, Fancy, The Greatest Love I Never Knew, Because of You and so many more of her classic hits. She also did a pretty funny skit with her Reba co-star Melissa Peterman and a duet ( with Canadian opener Crystal Shawanda.
(Reba doing that duet with Kelly Clarkson... I swear it was even better with Crystal!!)
I didnt recognize Crystal Shawanda's name right off and so was taken off guard when she sang one of her title hits, "You can let go now, Daddy". Poor DB, I couldn't keep it together through that one (good thing Reba didn't sing "Cowgirls Dont Cry"!) that song was one that meant a lot to my family and I during the time we were mourning the loss of my Grandfather. It is such a sweet song... ever heard it? Here you go....
Although I dont consider myself a huge fan, I really do respect Reba and enjoyed her concert... besides, any woman who can manage to stay on top through all those many years, bad perms and shoulderpads deserves to go down as a legend!
Hope you all had a great weekend.