I went to see Garth Brooks on Sunday. I know…not my usual scene!
But we are in Edmonton to see Billy Talent tonight and Garth is here playing 9 sold out shows. So I decided to get with the program and go.
25 years ago I loved Garth Brooks. My then boyfriend like country music and we frequented country bars. Garth Brooks was popular.
Years have passed and Garth has been in retirement for most of them. THe last I remember he had become unglued and remade himself as pop singer Chris Gaines before retiring to stay home with his kids. After that I never followed country much. I was at university and then Craig and I met and moved to fort mc.
So Sunday was a real shocker. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. I knew almost all the songs. All the word. So many memories. I cried. More than once.
His singing is just so heartfelt and beautiful. His enthusiasm was unparalleled. I have seen many excellent bands this year, and enjoyed them, but this was a a tribute to fans from across the years. He played all his old hits. Who doesn’t like The Dance? Unanswered Prayers? Friends in low places? I didn’t sit the entire time!
The show was amazing. And for the encore he comes out alone, guitar in hand, and plays all the songs requested on signs. By himself. His ability to remember the lyrics to all these songs on a moments notice was shocking.
I’m so glad I went. It filled my heart.
Stillness and peace
21 thoughts on “Unexpected memories…Garth Brooks”
9 sold out shows?!! Wow! Sounds like a wonderfully happy evening Anne!
Oh that sounds amazing. So glad you took the risk and went!
I am not a big Country fan but grew up in a home where Country music ruled! There is nothing better than a good live concert with a great performer. I am so glad that you enjoyed the occasion.
What an incredible concert! It sounds like he was a very humble performer without any of the airs of fame or inflated ego. I’m so glad that you had such a wonderful and heartfelt experience!
He was amazing. I can’t even explain how I felt. Like I was 20 again…
Nothing like live music…love it. The feelings of nostalgia music can bring up are unbelievable, almost like travelling back in time. X
Wow! I love a bit of country from time to time. Live music gigs are just magical aren’t they! So much energy, creativity and love! xxx
Sounds incredible. I have yet to go to a concert sober. I do love live music…thank you for showing us how fun sober-concert-going can be.
The music I loved when I was 20 still pulls me right back to that time. Amazing, isn’t it? So glad you went and that you had a great time.
Such a rager you are Anne. Good for you!
That man is quality. Always has been.
He really is. He gave 1000%. It was inspiring.
My Hubby loves Garth Brooks which I use to laugh at until he made me listed and he really is so good!
I love live music too!
How great! There is something about a song that can just grab us by the heart, yes? My brother, not really a country fan, saw GB last year and said it was a phenomenal show.
I love how your memories and feelings came back so strongly!
Sounds like a great time, makes me wish I’d thought to check his show when he passed through my town. Next time!!! Keep on rockin’ Anne!
I saw Garth here in Denver the exact same day I was laid off…lol
I saw him last year and he has always been on my bucket list. Amazeballz
I absolutely love Garth Brooks xx