A yeehawin’ good time and some pink sandals…

For the first time in probably close to twenty years, I went to a music concert. It’s not that I have anything against them, it’s more about not wanting to spend money or fight crowds at the facility where most of the large ones are held around my parts.

For whatever reason though, I allowed myself to accept a handful of free tickets to a Toby Keith concert this past Saturday night. I wouldn’t call myself a big fan or anything, but free is free, and he seemed like a dude who would put on a pretty good show.

Things were going well as we arrived, because I wasn’t the one responsible for arriving us there (take that, grammar!). Our friends drove us there so that I could make out with my wife in the back seat.

Ridin' in the back seat, Miss Daisy style.

Ridin’ in the back seat, Miss Daisy style.

Haha, that’s a total lie. I was making out withย a 12 pack of Bud Light Lime back there because the cost of beer was going to turn me away from buying any once I got into the show.

Hahaha, that’s another lie! Once I start drinking, I don’t take three hour breaks between beers. Besides, they had a Bud Light Lime house for fuck’s sake. There was no way I could resist thoseย $14 tall boys.

 

A Bud Light Lime house!!

A Bud Light Lime house!!

I don’t know any of those fuckers in between me and my rightful place at the front of this beer line, but they suck at being at a country concert. Not a single cowboy hat to be seen! I, on the other hand, did attempt to get myself into a semi-cowboy drinking hat just for the show.

This woman totally thinks I rock.

See, a sort of cowboy hat and yes, I did finally get my beer.

That’s wife’s very good friend next to me. She totally thinks I’m amazeballs, as the kids like to say. She even started a blog to be just like me, and I think she still does it. Do you, Mo? She’s also lucky enough to be the Gman’s god mother. He says you owe him some gifts, ma’am! She probably doesn’t even read this stupid blog.

Anyway, the show itself was pretty underwhelming.

The opening act was a fat guy named Colt Ford mostly talking about how much he loves the troops and trucks and Walmart and shit. That’s all good and well, but some good music would have been nice too.

Toby Keith was pretty good though. I think. He may have actually sucked or he may have been awesome, I don’t have a clue. After that beer lovin’ in the car and several tall boy cans of Bud Light Lime during Colt Ford, everything was a magical experience.

I like magical experiences.

Speaking of which, Gman was having one with his cousin’s shoes.

So pretty.

So pretty.

Here’s a closer look.

Is that Barbie?

Is that Barbie?

He has his father’s legs, so there’s that.

He was really into the shoes, and this after I gave him a toy razor the other day and he went straight into this pose after I asked him if he wanted to shave with daddy.

What is happening here?!

What is happening here?!

The boy definitely marches to the beat of his own drum, so good for him.

The concert was sort of a small miracle for me, because earlier in the day, even though it was like 146 degrees outside, the wife ran into the mall and left me alone in the van.

Crack a fucking window!! It’s like she doesn’t even watch the news or anything. This is a problem nowadays, dear!

What is happening here, too!??

What is happening here, too!??

Thankfully, I made it through and we had a great time with some friends at the concert.

Keep those police related questions coming! I’ve gotten quite a few, both serious and ridiculous. I should have remembered what sort of crowd I ran with before I invited you people to poke fun of me with your never ending cop jokes.

Yes, I like donuts!

Who the fuck doesn’t!??

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41 Responses to A yeehawin’ good time and some pink sandals…

  1. A Bud Light Lime House. That must be like dying and going to heaven. Love all the what is happening here’s. It’d be a dull world without them. And Gman, he’s a spitfire. Any kid that has his Dad’s legs is gonna be just fine. Enjoyed the late night update/amusement, Don.

  2. lrconsiderer says:

    Gman’s ADORABLE ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

    I'm glad you and your wife had so much fun with your friends. I think this is the first time I've seen her photo in one of your posts – nice to put such a beautiful smiley face to the image of the lady you refer to so often ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sounds like a good time was had by all ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s mostly the beer that helps me to have fun with the people in my life.lol. She sure doesn’t seem to be around when there are pics to be taken. I think she senses it and disappears. Oh well, she is a beauty though, thank you.

  3. Paul says:

    Great post and beautiul wife, Don. Love the Gman photos – he’s a natural ham, like his Dad, huh? We don’t have Bud Lime buildings around here – what an awesome idea! I feel deprived. Live concerts can be invigorating but I agree with you – the crowds and line-ups usually turn me off too. Ummm, this may sound presumptuous of me but in the first photo of you and your wife in the backseat – what is that tiny pink thing sitting on your lap? Inquiring minds would like to know. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. 1jaded1 says:

    Cute sandals…nice beer tent…glad you ‘ad an ok time…

  5. go you for going. i haven’t been to a concert in decades!! it looks more fun than you being left like an abandoned dog in the car. and without donuts or beer??! call the cops!

    • I sort of dread doing things like this a little bit, but then end up having a good time so then I kick myself for not doing it more often because i start dreading them again, whatever that means. Lol. How’s summer camp going?

      • i’m with you. I dread to almost anything outside of my comfort – or lazy – zone. When I do it, I’m happy but honestly if I didn’t, I’d still be happy. ha!
        This is my first week of full day camp – and it’s AWESOME!! well, except that for 2 of the three days i’ve had to pick them all up early because we have baseball games. rolling eyes here.

  6. markbialczak says:

    Perfect conditions for a country concert, Don. Bud Light Lime House. That’s all you need. Nice hat, too.

  7. barbtaub says:

    Traffic observations from across the pond:
    1. I was in the Tesco (UK’s answer to all things Walmart) and there was a traffic jam on the beer aisle. All these trolleys (shopping carts) were blocking the aisle. Usually this only means that it’s Scotland, and hey–beer aisle. But this time there were a bunch of yobs (boys gone bad) standing around trying to figure out a new product offering… Bud Light Lime. They had many opinions, in most of which the words “American piss” were prominent.
    2. If you were a police officer, what would you do if you happened on the scene of an accident which is blocking the entrance to a freeway roundabout? (NOTE: these randomly occur along 60-70mph stretches because it’s not really that big a country and there aren’t any places more than 70 miles from an ocean, so my theory is that they don’t want anyone to be going too fast to stop when they hit, say, France…). So if you see traffic come to a complete stop because that’s what happens when you block something that handles traffic from all directions, blocking anyone from moving in a rapidly expanding radiusโ€”would you get out of your little environmentally-correct police vehicle and direct traffic so that Barb can make it to her destination two hours away some time this month? Answer: No, you would not if you are in a British police vehicle. In that case, you would get several of your buddies to huddle in a herd and watch as nothing happens. For hours. Bloody hours. I have NEVER once seen a member of a British police force direct traffic. Once, when I saw some cars stranded by flooding, I stopped and asked one of the watching officers if they were going to help. They responded that it was the drivers’ fault for getting stuck in the first place.
    Good thing I’m not bitter…

    • It’s a great thing you’re not bitter! It’s also a great thing that you translate words like trolley and Tesco and yobs! You’ve acclimated well to your surroundings. I was at the opening game of the world cup in ’94 and a couple of Germans in front of us kept bitching about the beer and what piss it was. I was very close to assaulting the both of them, lol. As to the traffic, when I have to work an accident on the highway, the slower the traffic going by the better. If I can shut the whole highway down and snarl traffic for a little while, then all the better! It’s how I get back at all those drivers who I’m sure would be pissing me off, were I driving.

  8. mistyslaws says:

    Your wife is adorable. Why WEREN’T you making out with her??

    I think boys are fascinated with girl things. It’s a phase they go through. My boys both still like to watch Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First, and my oldest most recently reported that his favorite movie is Annie. It’s just a thing. Gender lines are blurred nowadays, anyway, which is probably a good thing.

    Toby Keith. Not a fan. I probably would have had to have drank as much as you did at that concert just to agree to go to see him.

    • She wasn’t drunk enough to be doing such things in public. lol. what’s a doc mcstuffins? Is that a girl thing? Gman did mention that they were girl shoes, but it didn’t stop him. I remember putting on lipstick when I was probably 5 or 6, so it is what it is, right? How goes the baby baking/

  9. Twindaddy says:

    Did all the Bud Light come in Red Solo Cups? If not someone missed a huge marketing opportunity.

  10. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    Were the tickets a bribe from an ugly chick to get out of a ticket? Just wondering. You stayed in the car without it on? Huh.

  11. mollytopia says:

    You said “held around my parts: hahahaha
    Gman might be the cutest child on the planet. LOVING the princess shoes and pretend shaving.
    Good job on being the only person at a country music concert wearing a hat! How is that even POSSIBLE???

  12. Those pics of Gman are priceless (and decent blackmail someday). I like country music but I wasn’t too impressed when I saw Toby Keith. if you’re into awesome guitar players who put on a great show, try Brad Paisley or Keith Urban next time. PS: I think we have more cowboys in RI! Sheesh!

    • I have unrooted in anything substantial dislike for Keith Urban. He’s part of the I want to be a country singer even though I’m not really a country person crowd. He’s Australian or something, isn’t he? I do like Brad Paisley though. He seems pretty entertaining. Of course, I thought Toby Keith would be more entertaining too. I guess he’s not what he once was or even as good this once as he’s ever been. Hahahaha, see what I did there? Yeah, Missouri sort of sucks at cowboy stuff. There were a lot of large women wearing shorts or dresses and boots though, so there’s that?

  13. Yeehaw! Nice to see that you and Wife had a rootin’ tootin’ good time, even if you don’t remember Toby Keith…he’s mostly forgettable I’m sure. Lovin’ the pink heels! Oh yeah Gman – my kinda fella!

  14. $14 for a beer? Freakin-A, screw that. Although I supposed I spent $13 on a glass of wine at the hotel bar at BlogHer last year. What a joke!

    • That’s outrageous, but less so when you’re drunk. I can get a 12 pack of bottles for a couple dollars less for god’s sake! I invited several friends and neighbors, so I spent a lot of time saying, “remember those free tickets I got you to the Toby Keith concert?” until they broke down and bought me a beer to shut me up. Lol. House the new house?

  15. hahaha. . . this was hilarious!! And I imagine about the same reaction My Man would have if he accompanied me to a country concert. He says he’ll only do a country bar if he can make fun of the music all night, but tells me he sings a mean Garth Brooks karaoke. WTF?

    This was classic Don! And you really should take your wife out in public more often, as she’s beautiful and really classes your ass up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I need all the classin’ up I can get. You can’t say you don’t like country music and then sing it ever! Them’s the rules! I didn’t care for it until college and then it was only because the ladies I wanted to bang liked it, lol. What? It sort of stuck, but I’ll listen to most anything. Country bars are a hoot. Tell him he’s missing out.

      • He’s pretty much up for anything, so I know I will get him in a country bar at some point. I can be quite persuasive. (insert evil laugh here)

        I listen to all genres and indulge my commute with a subscription to Sirius to feed my addiction. lol

  16. gimpet says:

    Man, you had to have been some good fuck to have been lucky enough to get her for your gal ๐Ÿ™‚ I LIKE the Barbie shoes, means he is going to be a sensitive guy who offers his wife a beer before he imbibes! Is he playing with himself in the first photo? LOL, like father like son……

  17. Julie says:

    LOVE the wifey pic!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cop questions! Cop questions!

  18. Aussa Lorens says:

    *sigh* You said donuts, now I want donuts. Chocolate with sprinkles. At least 3 of them…

    I’m very impressed by the cowboy hat. Shleisel and I stopped at a gast station and bought cowboy hats before our T. Swift concert a few years ago. It’s the classy thing to do.

  19. You and I have something in common. We both found a beautiful woman with poor eyesight.

  20. bethteliho says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad that my 7yo plays with dolls and make-up. (actually, I never felt bad about it).

    A cowboy hat? I wish I could pull that off. I have a tiny head so hats swallow me up. Except baseball caps. I can wear those.

    Glad you had fun at the concert. Beer, spouses, friends, more beer= awesomeness.

  21. Carrie Rubin says:

    I have a police-related question: how do the police feel about open Bud Light Lime containers in a car? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m not a fan of music concerts either, mostly because of the crowd issue like you. But now you’ve shown me how to make that issue less annoying. Its first name is Bud and it’s last name is Lime. Oh, the things I learn from you…

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