Garth. What can you say about the man who revolutionized county music in the 90s? I grew up listening to Garth Brooks every day on the radio and he was who every country music loving 80s kid idolized. I remember the covers of his album cases, the box sets and singing along at home and in the car to every single released. It’s Garth and he’s back.
Garth announced his world tour for 2014. How could I not go to his concert?
I watched his website for tour announcements to make sure I knew the cities he announced and the on sale time for tickets. The Chicago shows were not possible, but Atlanta was. Atlanta is a six-hour drive from Pensacola and completely feasible. My bestie and I were able to secure tickets for Saturday, Sept. 20 in section 116 in the Philips Arena. The plus is that is was just three days after my birthday! No better way to celebrate!
That’s exactly what we did with a road trip up to Atlanta to see some family. It was a quick trip, but 100 percent worth it. It was an amazing concert, performance and experience. I went from screaming and singing to chill bumps and teary eyes and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. Truly my favorite concert.
I don’t want to give away too many concert secrets and details and ruin it for others. Garth did travel with his beautiful wife Trish Yearwood. He also still runs and jumps around the stage like he use to do 18 years ago. My favorite quote from the night is when Garth said, “We’re not signing the new stuff, we’re singing the OLD stuff.” The crowd went wild. I doubt Garth really had to sing any of his songs because the entire crowd was doing a karaoke sing along.
When Garth makes it back to the South, I will be buying tickets for me and my momma. I suggest you do the same.