Anyone who has never seen Garth Brooks is seriously, SERIOUSLY missing out! This man puts on the most unbelievable show ever! Not only is he an amazing performer, he’s an amazing person. He purposely keeps his ticket prices low so people can actually afford to go and he involves so many audience members throughout his shows. He’s just unreal.
So, if you’ve been following along, you already know that we bought tickets while we were on our bike trip. I’ve seen him before when I was 13 but Brad never has and when I found out he was going to be only 2 hours away around our anniversary, I wasn’t letting Brad miss out. The original concert date was set for September 9th but because it sold out so quickly, Garth added something like 8 more shows to the tour! Because he’s just that awesome. We ended up getting tickets to a 3 in the afternoon show for a September 2nd.
Early that Saturday morning we loaded up in Adam and Jess’ truck and headed off on a road trip. Brad wasn’t overly thrilled but I knew what we were in for and I couldn’t wait! We arrived at the Calgary saddledome about an hour before start time. It gave us time to get through security, get some food and drinks, which were ridiculously overpriced, and find our seats. Turns out we had “club seating” tickets which meant we kind of got to go through a special area to our seats that allowed us access to different bathrooms, concessions and souvenir stands so we had minimal to no lines to wait in. Score! Our seats were way better than we expected and we could actually see him without having to watch the big screen.
As soon as the lights went off, my excitement blew through the roof! The energy in the building was crazy and Garth wasted no time getting right into the show.
About half way through, Garth took a break and his wife came out to sing for awhile. Seeing both these legends in one night was just way too cool.
We were on our feet pretty much the whole show. It wasn’t even a short concert, 3 hours of legendary awesomeness! I took pics and videos and spent the whole time dancing and singing my heart out! Brad repeatedly told me how much he loved it and was so glad we went.
It was almost exactly 20 years to the day in between Garth concerts for me and I truly think he’s only gotten better. Three hours wasn’t enough for me, I could’ve stayed all night but unfortunately he had another show that evening and all good things have to come to an end right?
We left on cloud 9. Brad was totally thrilled and kept saying it was by far the best concert he’s ever seen. Obviously I took this opportunity to say “I told ya so” haha we hit red lobster for dinner and started our 2 hour drive home totally satisfied with our Garth experience.
If you ever get the chance to see him in person GO!!! Even if you’re not a country fan, you won’t regret it.