Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Billy Bob's & Clint Black

In case you haven't noticed, I like country music.

One of our favorites is Clint Black (even after his weird, bossy behavior on The Apprentice). A couple of years ago, we were really lucky and got to see him perform at a tiny, historic venue in Galveston. It was an amazing show.

So, when I found out he was playing in our area last weekend, I got tickets. The venue for this show was a different sort of "historic" location. Maybe more iconic than historic - Billy Bob's in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Even though I've lived in this area forever, I had never been there before, and it was a different experience, fo' sho'.

The club was a little bit honky tonk, a little bit concert hall and a whole lot tourist trap. Still, the people watching was pretty darn good and there were a couple of cool things to see.

They had an entire wall of autographed hand prints. Loretta! (tiny hands)

The Killer - Jerry Lee Lewis - very cool. And another favorite....

Willie!!!!!! His prints were the dirtiest because of all the people putting their hands up to compare. Needless to say, I DID NOT touch that wall (gross)!

Do you have to be a little person to be famous? It just seems that when you see them in person, most celebrities are slightly stunted. All of these prints seemed really small.

Anyway, we had a little time to explore, then it was time for the show...

Clint sang all the favorites. And, another one of my faves....

...was singing them too! Joe dressed the part with his ball cap, very crisp shirt and jeans, and boots. He fit right in. I don't have any western wear, so I didn't really blend. I just felt and dressed like such a "mom".

We had a good time, and got to stay out late like real grown ups. Fun, fun...