We’ve been planning this TS concert since the summer but then Taylor got sick and postponed. My girls super-duper love Taylor but I got an extra bonus when I found out Danny Gokey was her first opening act in Charlotte. Last minute, though, Lexi decided not to go. I still cannot explain why. She has yet to give any kind of explanation. So my niece happily stepped in her place and we were off.
The meet and greet with Danny was before the concert and it was odd because we were the only four there. We were in a small room. And to be honest it was fast and a little awkward. Normally Danny is super outgoing and talkative. I’m not sure if it was the kids or that his manager was in the room or he could sense that I got totally nervous. I’ve met Danny more times than I can count now and I really wasn’t nervous beforehand but I got super nervous when I saw him. I just know he was either nervous or something because he wasn’t quite as bubbly as he has been in the past. Anyway, he was still super gracious and took pictures with us and signed some stuff for us.
Remind me to burn that shirt and all it’s fluffiness, please. I promise my waist line is in there somewhere.
Danny opened and was superb. He sounded really solid but unfortunately was only given time for four songs. NeedtoBreathe was next. I saw them at Knights Castle after a baseball game a few years ago and that didn’t even compare to hearing them live in an arena. They sang all my favorite songs and were just a joy to listen to.
When Taylor came out, it was already passed the girls’ bedtime. They were slouching further and further down their chairs. But when she came out, they were beside themselves. Emma kept holding her arms close to her and smiling and alternately giving me hugs. You could see the pure joy on her face and it was a great moment.
Taylor is unbelievable in concert. The only other person I’ve seen that compares is Reba McEntire. Superb performer. Amazing sets. Amazing costumes. And really? Taylor sounded amazing.
A great, great night for us.