Over the weekend, my parents and I went to LA to see Keith Urban at the Staples Center! We got down there in mid afternoon, ate lunch, checked into the hotel, and off we went to scope out the arena, of course. It was pretty dead; usually there are other fans and a lot of craziness going on. When we got there, there were only a few people hanging around, and maybe a couple roadies every once in awhile, but nothing major. Closer to show time, we did see Jake Owen, and he waved, but didn't get a chance to come over.
The concert was incredible! Jake Owen came out first; he was a great performer. I'd only seen him perform an acoustic set before at CMA Fest, but he sure knows how to entertain and get the crowd going. Then, it was time for KEITH... And they weren't kidding when they said he performs for about 2 1/2 hours, and how he really does "get closer" with the fans. He pointed out all the posters in the crowd, brought three lucky fans to sing "Kiss A Girl" on stage, sang on a small stage in the middle of the arena, and went into the back stands to give away a guitar. If that's not a true performer, I don't know what it is. Keith truly enjoys what he does and the energy he has is infectious to everyone that attends one of his concerts. He sang all of my favorite hits, except for one, and a ton of others. He puts on one heck of a show, and how he hasn't won entertainer of the year is beyond me, because he is incredibly talented and deserving of it.
Keith is one of my favorite songwriters, and he is so genuine and real. He has this vulnerability in his music, that makes him so incredible. I became an even bigger fan after the concert, and he will always be a big inspiration to the kind of music/artist I'd like and hope to be someday! If you ever get the chance to see him live...GO! You will not regret it. Just be prepared to stand for awhile ;) LOL.
We were a little far back, so our pictures didn't come out that great, but here are a few of the best pictures:
That's all for now,