I've made no secret about my
obsession love for Lady Antebellum.
When they opened for Tim McGraw in May.......... I liked them better. I sat there wishing they could just keep singing. I was sad when they told me they weren't going to sing "Love This Pain."
So, when I found out that they were coming to Florida, on their own tour, I almost peed with excitement. I mean, two whole hours.......... of them singing their music........ so..... freaking..... happy.
Lady A with me, Billie Jo, and LA.
David Nail opened up for them. I met him, but the picture was on Billie Jo's camera and I haven't been able to get it from her, yet. He is really good-looking......... and can sing, too.
In between David Nail and Lady A they were playing various music. At one point, Katy Perry's "California Girls" came on. In the music hall, you could see the whole crowd and all these people stood up to start dancing to it. It was such a fun moment, lol.
Also, we had a snack break which included splitting one of the yummiest cupcakes I've ever had (a Better Than). When I was finished, I kinda wished I had an entire cupcake. However, we'd also split a pretzel......... again, one of the best pretzels I've ever eaten. Sometimes, I love food way too much.
Once the food had been eaten and Katy Perry had been danced to, the wait was thankfully over.
They started out, just the three of them, singing "I Run To You." Love them.........
By the end of the first song, they had the entire crowd on their feet and singing at the top of their lungs. I've been to a ton of concerts in my life (as documented on this blog), but they were seriously one of the best I've ever seen.
Their crowd interaction was awesome!!!........
One of the best things about catching a group/artist that you love on a headlining tour when they only have two albums out is that they pretty much play everything you want to hear. By the time it gets to a Tim McGraw or Kenny Chesney point, it's only the radio hits with a couple "B-sides" thrown in. Some of my favorite Lady A or Colbie songs are songs that you'll never hear on the radio, so I love that I have seen them so early on. I wish I'd kept track of everything they sang........ there were only a couple they missed that I was sad about.
Below is one of my most favorite songs ever. When this song was over, I pretty much had no voice left, lol.
Love This Pain
Besides their songs, they each took a turn singing solo. Hillary Scott started out with a cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me" and then moved to singing a toned down version of Lady A's "Ready To Love Again". I wish I had the concert version....... it's gorgeous and I prefer it to the album track.
David Haywood is the third and lesser known member of Lady Antebellum. He cowrote "Do I" by Luke Bryan and sang it at the show, which was really cool.
Charles Kelley (brother of Josh Kelley who is married to Katherine Heigl, for all you trivia buffs out there) sang a cover of "Free Fallin'"
Love's Lookin' Good On You
One thing I absolutely love is how well they work off one another on the stage. It's like they were born to perform together.
Need You Now
When the show was over, I literally was sad that I hadn't gone to the show the night before in Orlando. I wanted more.
And, I was sad because that will probably be the first and last time I get to see them in such a small setting. I truly feel like they're headed to huge venues.