Musings of a Marfan Mom

Brad Paisley Concert

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While I’m at the National Marfan Foundation conference, I thought it would be fun to republish some old posts. This post is from September 27th, 2009.

Last night, I had the opportunity to see Brad Paisley in concert and let me tell you, he was amazing! As evidence of his love for me and the fact that he’s a patient man, my husband agreed to accompany me. Saying “Mark isn’t a country fan” is kind of like saying “Hugh Jackman isn’t a bad-looking guy”; a gross understatement.

We were able to get to the amphitheatre with enough time to find a decent piece of lawn before the first opening act. Jimmy Wayne (who I’d never heard of) was about as country as Case Western, which I guess is why Mark liked him. I felt bad for the guy…he knew no one was there to see him. Dierks Bentley was the second opener and he was excellent. My only gripe was the length of time it took to clear and re-set the stage between sets.

Now rest assured, we weren’t bored. Because we couldn’t see the stage too well from the lawn, a large screen was erected. During the set changes, a cell phone company sponsoring the concert offered audience members the opportunity to text them and have their texts appear on the screen for everyone to see.

Some of these were pretty typical:
“Crystal your the best friend ever! Thanks for the ticket!”
“Happy birthday Allie!!!”
“Brad, your awesome!”
“Will you marry me?”

Some were perhaps better left untyped:
“I’m drinkin tonight because I found out I’m not pregnant.”
“Matt, you have a sexy girlfriend!”
“N*Sync needs to get back together.”
“Brian I wanna baby lets make one!!!”

“Hey, give me your phone!” Mark commanded at one point. “I am going to send a text!”

A few minutes later he proudly pointed and read (shouted) aloud as his message ran across the screen:

“Stop misspelling “you’re”!”


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