I think I am still floating 6 feet off the ground after Chris and my American Idol Concert experience on Sunday.
It was an awesome experience. I cannot even begin to describe just how awesome. Chris and I got there a little after 8 am and were the third people there, in hopes of meeting the Idols after they got off the tour bus.
After a very long wait of almost 7 hours, the idols got there and started to come out to greet the fans. Unfortunately Cookie, Carly and Brooke had press on that day so they were only outside for about 15 minutes. My hopes of getting a pic with him were dashed, but hey I still met him and got his autograph. Not that it would have mattered because when he said "hi" all I could muster was "T-t-t-thank you". Can I just say he is soooooo much better looking in person than even on tv or in the magazines.
Archie and Jason Castro were out there for well over an hour greeting all their fans. Michael Johns is hilarious and really just a regular guy. Chickeeze is very personable and fun to talk with. Carly is beautiful. Brooke is super sweet and just an itty bitty thing. Everyone but Syesha and Ramile came out.
It was so interesting seeing all the people wearing shirts and other items displaying their favorite Idol. People were holding signs, carrying battery operated radios playing their favorite Idol's music and even brought gifts. It was crazy. One lady, who had to be in her mid-50s, almost passed out when Chickeeze came out. I definitely wasn't the only "Cougar for Cook" out there. My favorite shirt said "I like a guy who wears eyeliner." And my favorite fans had to me the ones of Jason Castro. They were too cute. (As is he!)
Before the concert Chris and I managed to play cornhole for a chance of upgraded tickets. And guess what! We got them. So our nose bleed section seats turned into seats right off the floor. Not as great as if they were front row, but still awesome.
The concert lasted three hours. And it was so different from the other concerts I have been to. Maybe it's because these people were average joes like us who we invited into our living room for 6 months. Maybe its because we saw them transform as the weeks went on? They just seem real, if that makes sense.
I am counting down the days until Cookie's album is released. As well as some of the others. They all were so amazing that I can see myself downloading lots of albums from i-tunes in the coming year.
Now I just have to find a way to goto DCs solo tour. It kick's off in January.
In the meantime, you can see some of my pictures and even a few more videos here.
So what does Chris say about his first concert experience? "When can we go again. Just don't scream so loud next time mom. "