Tuesday, February 25, 2014

That's My Kinda Night (Luke Bryan Concert)

Last friday night was definitely my kinda night. Literally right up my alley.
Kev and I headed to Lexington to watch Mr. Luke Bryan shake it for me (shake it for Kev ....not so much, but he is a fan of his. just not so much in the booty shaking department).  
Insert shameless car selfie here.
And yes, I rocked a headband, it's a given for country music concerts. Just channeling my inner Carrie Underwood.....

I was so excited to be back in my old stomping ground. I miss Lexington so, so much. It will always be my second home.

We met my bestie and her hubby downtown at Shakespeare and Company for dinner before the concert. Kev and I love this restaurant. The goat cheese and beet salad was on point as well as their bbq pizza that Kev and I split. In true Kentucky spirit, we sipped on some bourbon in a few mint juleps. They make a damn good mint julep at that restaurant. We ran into a few friendly faces while downtown and it was so refreshing.


This little lovey ran into my hubby while I was in the ladies room. We had texted earlier about meeting up and we made it happen. I sure do miss my Jilly and can't wait to see her again soon. We already have lunch plans in the next week or so when I am back in Lex. 
Hubs and I kinda matched in our button ups. I swear it was unintentional, but cute nonetheless. 
Lee Brice and Cole Swindell opened up the show. We are big Lee Brice fans and were also pleasantly surprised how much we liked Cole. 
But the best was yet to come......
I stole these pics from my girlfriend's facebook account. Ummm no, our seats were not this close. 
Luke set Rupp Arena on fire. I have been to my share of concernts at Rupp, but none this crowded. It was truly sold out and Mr. Bryan brought his A-game.
He covered Dwight Yoakum, Mackelomore and Ryan Lewis, and Tiao Cruz and of course played all his current and past hits.
I teared up during Drink A Beer. It gets me every time. I tried to mentally prepare for it, but hearing it live was hard for me emotionally. It hits so hard to home with what my brother is still going through with the recent loss of his best friend.

Back to happy thoughts......the man literally did not stop shaking his derrière. So much hip action throughout the entire night.



oh luke.......

So much fun in historical Rupp  .....I don't think Megan and I sat down one time while he played.
Thumbs up Luke Bryan.....you played one hell of a show!

Until we meet again :-)

13 comments:

Brooke said...

I'm so glad you had so much fun! I was so jealous of your pictures : )

Pamela said...

I saw him perform at Coyote Joe's in Charlotte yearrrsss ago! Crazy to see how much he's grown!

Babygirl said...

I taped the drink a beer portion with tears rolling down my face, I lost my high school sweetheart in a car wreck in 2001, and that song gets me every time....and the fact that he sang, I sand Dixie, prior to....I was a hot mess. Great to meet you, still hate we didn't get that pic! Hopefully another time!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Lordy bee I like these pictures ;) So happy we rsn into one another. I took some videos when he was covering Dwight Yoakum....my momma is a big ol Dwight fan :) I quite liked him on that piano myself.

Jordon said...

Was it not an amazing show?! Tyler and I both loved it so much!!! Gah, he is a total hottie!!!!

Ashley said...

Oh I'm so jealous! He's not coming to our city :(

Brittany said...

awww looks like so much fun. I am not even really a country fan and don't know his songs but you are making me want to go!

Megan said...

Luke is, hands down, one of the best performers ever! It's very easy to tell that he groomed Cole into the performer he is today too. Love, love, LOVE Cole Swindell!

The Purple Front Door said...

It looks like you had a blast!! I've seen Luke play several times and have never been disappointed with his show, music selection or the (rear) view.... His wife is a lucky lady!

Lindsay said...

Oh Luke! I still haven't had the chance to see him :( Great pics though!

Kelly Gibson said...

Loved that show. My husband and I are actually in some of your pictures! Which are great ones by the way :)

Kelly Gibson said...

Loved that show. My husband and I are actually in some of your pictures! Which are great ones by the way :)

Kelly Gibson said...

Loved that show. My husband and I are actually in some of your pictures! Which are great ones by the way :)


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