My First Country Concert

Yesterday, on my way home, I noticed my friend Stephanie (Drew’s friend Mike’s wife) had posted on Facebook that she was looking for someone to go with her to the Jason Aldean concert. I messaged her and asked her if she had found someone to go with and she said, no not yet.” I asked if I could go, and she said, “of course!” I was so excited! this was my first country concert.

After work on Friday, I left Oakland at 3pm. I had a bag packed with my cowboy boots. I drove to Stephanie and Mike’s. Traffic was a nightmare! When I finally arrived, we had to go to Walmart and get a different flannel shirt for me to wear. The one she bought for me wouldn’t button.

When we left to go to the concert, we sat in traffic on the highway for 2 1/2 hours. So we took photos. So many people were getting out of their car to smoke, drink, walk up the road, and some people event abandoned their cars. It was crazy. I have never seen a concert like this.

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At one point, her mom who was driving us said, girls do you want to just get out and walk? We weren’t too far from the venue. She said, we will figure out a meeting point to meet when the concert is done. I felt so bad. I wanted her to be able to go to the concert too.
When we finally got inside the venue, there were some girls throwing up in trash cans, guys peeing on the trees, girls lifting up their dresses and squatting. We got a beer, and a shot. I treated Stephanie because she didn’t let me pay for the tickets or anything. Music wise, we missed the Lauren Alaina, but got to hear Luke Combs sing Hurricane, then we decided to go to the bathroom before Jason Aldean came on. We stood in line for the Port o Johns and then got another beer. We made it and were able to hear all of Jason’s hits. It so awesome. I knew most of them.
However, Stephanie is a smoker. She smokes Camel Crush. I smoked some of her cigarettes with her and it felt so good to sway, dance, and hear some good music, while smoking a cigarette. I really enjoyed myself. I was so glad I got to hear “Hicktown”, that song came out in 2005. I remember being in love with that song, when it first came out.
After the concert, we met up with Stephanie’s cousin. He was able to get a guitar pick from Jason. Stephanie wanted to give it to her mom, since she couldn’t be there. It was so cute that she did that. After we said goodbye, to Stephanie’s cousin we walked out of the venue, and to the on ramp of 22/30 to meet Stephanie’s mom. She was glad we both had a good time, and was very appreciative for the guitar pick. She said, we all smelled horrible. We smelled like cigarettes and alcohol. I had such a great time. I would go back to a country concert again. I just don’t like that venue, and waiting in traffic.

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