Sunday, August 12, 2007
I Love Kenny Chesney!!!
My husband and I, along with one of my best friends and one of my favorite students from last year, went to the Kenny Chesney concert in St. Louis last night! Wow, what an awesome show. First of all, I absolutely love Kenny Chesney so my feelings are already biased. However, regardless whether you are a fan or not, he puts on one hell of a show. His songs mean a lot to me. I am one of those people who reads into things, sometimes too much. But I look at song lyrics and try to decipher what they really mean. Part of the reason I like KC so much is because he is my age. Therefore, when he sings "I Go Back" and I hear the line that goes "Jack and Diane painted a picture of my life and my dreams.....suddenly this crazy world made more sense to me", I totally know what he means! "Jack and Diane" came out my freshman year of high school, when the world was becoming a confusing place to me and then it seemed to be more clear after listening to John (Cougar at that time) Mellencamp sing about high school love. Also, in KC's song "Keg in the Closet," he sings about the fact that back in '89, he was in college and there was a keg in the closet and pizza on the floor. Well, 1989 was also the year that I turned 21 and I can so relate to all those awesome college experiences. During the past few KC concerts that I have attended, he has signed a guitar at the end of the show and given it out to a child in the audience. He did so again last night, pulling a little girl who looked to be about 8 years old up on stage with him and eventually kissing her on the top of the head while presenting her with the signed guitar. You don't see many performers doing things like that. After seeing him in concert, I am always reminded why he continues to win Entertainer of the Year honors over and over again.