We were some of the lucky few who got to attend George Straits final concert.
I do not come at this post lightly.
This was a HUGE HUGE thing for all of us (you know how much we enjoy honoring our country music legends- no matter the hurdle. Even if it entails a quick run in with the law in vegas), and we were so thankful to be able to see the cowboy ride away.
It was everything we could have hoped and dreamed of-and better. I mean, the man did not disappoint. He IS the king (mom).
Of course allison had the best shirt idea in the world! (and his first song was check yes or no!)
The back was a line from George's song "Easy Come, Easy Go" it said "Goodbye, Farewell, So Long, Vaya Con Dios" which he sang with Eric Church.
And bob's shirt said The Chair. (my personal favorite)
I know its the same exact picture in different locations within the same location, but I just want to remember every single one we took before he changed our lives with his last hurrah. I know. Life Changing sounds dramatic, I hear you, but it was.
He only had asleep at the wheel open for him and then he, himself, came out at 730 and sang until 1030. He had an amazing line up of country stars that sang his songs with him and we were just not even expecting that. I mean, get out George. You're so creative.
We LOVED it.
We never knew who would come out next and every time it was amazing.
It started with Vince Gill and then there was Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney,
Faith Hill, Martina McBride,
and Eric Church (and his sunglasses).
No frill or fluff, just them and him and their guitars and the ace and the hole band. It was just the best.
Except he did give away a million dollar house to a veteran who continued to fight after his arm was blown off. It was so moving.
When he left we all screamed for an encore and they all came back out and sang All My Ex's Live in Texas and it is now written on our hearts.
Then he really ended it with the Cowboy Rides Away and I am pretty sure everyone was crying. I mean, I can't speak for everyone, but, you know. It was emotional.
And then they dropped confetti and balloons and we all went nuts.
For some reason none of my cousins made it to my pics, but they were there and the life of the party. Everyone left saying they were their favorite people. So, sorry guys. All the matching shirts and George took over my phone camera.
We love you George. Thanks for an amazing last night with you. I know you won't even remember we were there, but we will. And we have NOT gotten good at goodbye. So, if I know us, we will be carried away by the best day of our lives with a love without end. Amen.