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VIP Treatment

June 18, 2013

You know how they say in life it’s not about what you know, but who you know?  Well this weekend that proved oh-so-true when I had the privilege of rolling VIP to the Tim McGraw and Love & Theft concert in Denver courtesy of a good childhood friend.

L&T Tickets

My friend Adam (standing next to me in the picture below), who I’ve known since middle school, is friends with and works on the tour with the band Love and Theft.  When they opened up for Tim McGraw at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater in Denver on Saturday night, he hooked up an amazing concert experience for me and a couple of friends.  Thank you SO much Adam!!!Love and Theft

We had absurdly close seats, but I almost don’t want to admit that we barely sat in them.  As soon as Love and Theft went on and Adam was done with his official pre-show duties, he came to get us and we got to stand inside the barrier right in front of the stage to watch the band do their thing.  It was so nice that even though he was working the show, he was able to hang out with us quite a bit.  It makes me so happy when I have a chance to spend time with my friends who are spread out across the country (or in this case, crisscrossing the country on a tour bus)!

So. Stoked.

So. Stoked.

If you’re a fan of country music, you’re probably already familiar with Love and Theft.  I hear their current single, “Angel Eyes” on our local country station at least a couple times a day.  You know, this catchy tune:

Side note: I’m inordinately proud of that video because I am SO bad at taking video at concerts.  My urge to dance around and sing along is so much stronger than my urge to hold the camera still and keep my mouth shut.

It was so much fun to get to see them perform live because even though I’ve known Stephen and Eric for a while, I’d never heard them play until Saturday night.  They were so good!  I’ve gotten to know the guys through Adam and have been able to host them when they’ve come out to snowboard Vail and Beaver Creek a couple of times.  In addition to being talented musicians and total cuties they’re also really nice guys.

Hi Stephen!

Hi Stephen!

These two played a great set including one of my personal favorites, “Runaway” (co-written by Canaan Smith, another country musician to watch from my hometown), which is so catchy that even after ending the night with a couple of hours of Tim McGraw, I woke up with it in my head the next morning.

Love and Theft

After they were done Adam brought us back to the tour bus for a to say hi to the guys and hang out.  I was glad to get to say hi to Stephen and Eric, but the tour bus was cramped and crowded.  After a few minutes we started to feel like groupies and were happy to make our way back to our seats to watch Brantley Gilbert perform.  Brantley was good and definitely incorporates a little more rock into his music. He was fun to watch, but he was the performer I was least familiar with.  Before we knew it, it was Tim time!

Tim McGraw

Tim came out and just rocked it.  The energy was pretty incredible, and we were beyond stoked when our escort showed up to once again bring us up to the very front of the stage.  I’ve never been this close to the stage in a major amphitheater and doubt that I ever will again.

Tim McGraw

Looking back at the thousands of people behind us I felt like one lucky girl.

Fiddler's Crowd

And can we take a moment to appreciate how ripped Tim is?  I guess when your wife is as hot as Faith Hill, you’ve gotta keep up.  I don’t think this photo does him justice, but wow.

Tim McGraw

He is a pretty darn good performer, too.  With so many good songs!  From his latest single, “The Highway,” to classics like “Something Like That,” “Don’t Take the Girl,” and “Just to See You Smile,” every song was a sing-along.
Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

Great seats, phenomenal music and amazing friends – does it get any better than that?

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