|the line behind us!|
|the line in front of us as we rounded the corner|
Fortunately, they announced they would pass out an extra 200, making it 1500 wristbands while we were in line. We really didn't think we had passed 700 people, but we didn't know for sure. We were so excited as we waited there...it really was such a rush to race there and wait. The line slowly moved, and thankfully it was a perfect day and Walker was extremely calm and just happy to be held. As we rounded the corner and could see the front of the bar, we heard rumblings that they were around 1200 wristbands, so we thought we had it in the bag.
We definitely got excited, and started putting our plan together. When we walked in their front doors, Walker was still hanging out in my arms as we showed them our IDs and got our wristbands. I asked the guy for a wristband for Walker, and he asked me if I was really going to bring my baby to the concert. I said "yes, I don't think I will be able to find a babysitter this late." He said ok, and handed me an under 21 band. I started to put it on Walker's wrist, and he told me it needed to be on his right arm (but he didn't make me put it on him right then, so we quickly walked out). Christie and I were so giddy and excited! I knew exactly who I was giving that wristband to....Preston! And I couldn't wait to tell him he was coming with us, but I still needed to find a place for Walker to go. So I quickly called Myra and took care of that last little hiccup in our plan.
|Christie and I feeling lucky and excited!|
When we got home, the guys were outside chatting, and all of the kids were at the park. Thankfully Preston came home to use the restroom, so I cornered him outside. He was obviously upset with me for not attending his basketball game, but that was about to change! When I told him where we were going, he was like "I know, Dad told me you are seeing Blake Shelton." But when Christie asked "Do you know who else is going?" He was stumped, he first guessed "Daddy" and then said "who, me?" When we screamed yes, he ran towards me and gave me a big hug! So! Worth! It!!
Pres went and played for a bit longer, but I told him he needed to nap if he was going to hang out late night with us girls. For once, I got no pushback and he slept for two hours. In the meantime, I picked up Bennett from a birthday party and dropped off Walker at Myra's. Then everyone started showering and getting ready for their dates. Steve and Jeremy took the girls out to dinner, while Preston and I shared a frozen pizza (we enjoy gourmet food). Then the guys looped back around to pick us up and drive us there.
|Blake toasting us!|
|Pure joy after receiving Blake's pick!|
|Jozie and Pres with the picks from the bass player|
After the concert, we hitched a ride home with some friends and met up with the guys and girls. We told them all about our night. It was so cool rehashing it because the whole day was so surreal. I took a ton of videos, as Blake is just as funny on stage as you might expect. He sang all of his favorites, and I realized I am more of a Blake Shelton fan than I thought. So happy that he chose Birmingham to do his "dress rehearsal" for his upcoming tour. He certainly made fans out of anyone there that night, as it was a very fun filled two hour night that was FREE!