The Garth Brooks World Tour is in Hamilton this weekend and Gord and I had tickets for tonight's show (the first of five).
I like getting concert teeshirts and bought one. It was reasonably priced at $30. There were huge line-ups (about a half hour wait) but the one on the lower level took less than five minutes.
|Me with my teeshirt|
|Me and Gord (and my teeshirt)|
The best tickets I could get (they went fast when they went on sale!) were for tonight's show. We were in the second level.
Canadian Brett Kissel opened the show.
Next came Karyn Rochelle, who was also a back-up singer for Garth Brooks tonight.
Then Garth Brooks came on and the crowd went wild! He promised to only sing his hits rather than songs from his new albums and that's what he did.
|The middle of the stage lifted to reveal Garth's band|
When he sang The River, the crowd held up their cell phones. Back in the old days, they would have held up lighters!
Despite joking about his age (he's 54) and physical shape (he said he only carries a guitar to hide his "gut"), he was quite energetic.
The stage was a continuous changing light show.
|During The Thunder Rolls|
Gord recorded the "third" verse of Friends in Low Places ...
Garth's wife, Trisha Yearwood, came on stage and they sang a song together and then he left. I recognized a couple of her songs and she had fans in the crowd.
When she sang She's in Love with the Boy, they had a Kiss Cam on the audience. The final smooch was Trisha and Garth.
Garth and his band came back on and sang a couple songs. Then the band left and Garth sang a few songs on his own acoustically.
|The drummer and pianist's platforms raised and twirled|
The band came back on for a couple more songs and then left for good.
It was a fabulous concert. Not only is Garth Brooks a good musician but he's also entertainer. If he ever comes to town again, we'll be there!