Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
After the game, we went to the Palm.
While there, the next booth filled with 2 Predators AND.... Kellie Pickler... from American Idol.
I think the lady from Albemarle, NC has an interest...in Jordan Tootoo...one of the well known Preds players. (Ask Pred Vernon Fiddler...he was with them). Kellie is really cute... and seems interested in Toot. She did wear his tie in a flirty manner.
They left... and soon after we did...but as we left..we saw 2 other Preds... Jared Smithson (babyface) and Shea Webber (wearing D&G)...
I saw a TN Titan and a Rascal Flatts guy there too...
Why am I so excited about Kellie Pickler????
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I've been wanting to see her for a loooong time. I fear for the people seated around me since I know I'll go crazy when she comes out (picture girls screaming and crying when they saw the Beatles).
I'll post all the details after the concert.
The games against the Sharks are always intense. They knocked us out of the first round of the playoffs last year.
It was a great game. The Preds played awesome and won 5-0. Vokoun really needed the shutout. The important thing is that we are once again leading the NHL.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
In case you dont know by now, Starwood is being sold and will no longer be a concert venue. (do they really need another subdivision or warehouse commerical property around Antioch?)
I recall seeing Lynyrd Skynyrd (twice), Doobie Brothers, Duran Duran, Jimmy Buffett (at least twice), Dave Mathews Band, Alanis Morrisette, No Doubt, Shania Twain and I'm sure I'm leaving out others.
Some notable experiences...
- one of the Skynyrd concerts was with some old work pals... you could definitely "smell that smell" out on the lawn and we had a great time. We gathered at a nearby house later and celebrated more..until the host's daughter broke her arm while at a sleepover. I'm just glad I didnt have to take an 8 y/o to the emergency room after doing Skynyrd things.
- same old work pals at the No Doubt show... Gwen comes out and does maybe 2 or so songs before an electrical storm pops up... they basically got on the loudspeaker and in a panic told everyone to run and we got drenched. My clothes were still wet 24 hours later. The storm finally passed and No Doubt came back for a song or so just so they didnt have to issue a refund.
- Shania Twain back around '99 was one of the most fun times. I was just "coming out" and a friend, who I called "glitter boy," gave me a ticket at the last minute. He was very out and flashy and I was nervous about going at first, but it was soooo much fun. We got there at the last minute but still wormed our way as close as possible and jumped up and down and were just all around crazy. **This is no joke... "glitter boy" moved to LA and I saw him in the audience of American Idol and he straight up pinched Ryan Seacrest's ass. Ryan squealed in delight.
- Jimmy Buffett with the Kirby crew. A 3 volume novel would be necessary for all these stories, but if you know the Kirby's, you know it was always a crazy time.
I'm sure there are other crazy stories from those days, but I'm kind of forgetful until reminded of something. I didnt go to any concerts there the past couple of years (so I cant complain about it closing b/c it was underperforming). The traffic was a nightmare and I'm always leery about buying tickets to outdoor events in advance. I'm whiny and it's sometimes too hot, too cold or rainy.
So long Starwood...
p.s., I'm sorry I booted on your grounds a couple of times. I really didnt want to do it.