The music was quite good and I enjoyed it a lot, but let me tell ya, we were the only folks there who came to see Joey and Rory and oh-by-the-way a rodeo after. The crowd was there for the rodeo, which was more entertaining than I would have expected. First off the whole thing was set to a soundtrack and they played snippets of MANY songs throughout the evening ranging from ACDC to Kanye west. Think a local minor league baseball game times about 10. The whole thing was very dramatic with lighting and music and all that. Then came the actual bull riding. I was a nervous wreck everytime they came out on one. That stuff is dangerous and I was terrified one of them would get seriously injured on each ride. I do know one thing, it could not be good for their backs to be jerked around like that and I hope they all have a good chiropractor!
My boys were impressed to put it mildly. Adam had already told me on the ride there that he would probably like to be a cowboy when he grows up. We decided that he could still be one but not the kind that rides bulls..... cause my nerves couldn't handle that! Maybe he could just dress like one instead. Or better yet, maybe he will be a country music singer! By the way, his outfit was entirely his own idea....hat and all. He was disappointed that he had no cowboy boots to complete it.
The highlight of the rodeo part of the night was watching the girls do the barrel racing. Now that was impressive! We all loved it.
Back to Rory and Joey.......if you don't know them, you really should. I loved watching them perform. They are hugely talented and I think it is so refreshing to hear some true country music that THEY actually wrote. He is the songwriter and guitar player and she sings lead. They met at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and fell in love about ten years ago. *sigh* -----so sweet
Adam and I were going to get a picture with them but couldn't take the line at that hour of the night so we headed home instead.
Thanks Grandaddy and Mimi for a fun night!
I will leave you with a new video of Annabelle singing some Annie tunes. I apologise for how loudly I am singing in the background. I didn't realise it would pick up my voice so much.
Ok, I better get going now. We have a big week ahead........teaching co-op, coffee house at church, Greenway 5k, big music night after....... I will keep you posted as always!