Jessica and I and our close friends and neighbors all attended the Toby Keith concert at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater here in the San Diego area about a week ago.
It was a beautiful evening, a full moon - so a really gorgeous evening to see a concert under the stars.
We had all purchased tickets for the lawn area, that cost us around $25 each, so a great value I thought.
We arrived early to have some snacks and hang out in the parking lot ahead of time - reminiscent of tailgating before college football games. We did the whole "redneck" theme - with chicken "wangs", beef jerkey, KFC, and chips and dip.
We stayed outside tailgating for awhile, and entered the venue as Eric Church was finishing up his opening act. We set up our chairs and blankets and kicked back to wait for Toby to perform.
I realize that Ford is a big sponsor of his tour, but I though the commercial that played on the big screens right before Toby Keith came out on stage was a bit much.
The first half of the concert was just okay, but the end of the concert was pretty good.
Of our group, we have a couple of more die-hard country fans, who often can be seen crying together over a good country song. We all get a big laugh out of this, especially considering one of them is a Jersey girl through and through.
After the concert, we headed back out to the parking lot and had some more snacks, and waited for the crazy traffic to lighten up before heading home.
On a scale of 1-5 as far as concerts go, I think I would give it 3.75 stars, but mostly because it was a great venue, great weather, and great company!
(I had to include this photo of me with these guys I ran into. They actually made their cowboy hats out of beer boxes. They were pretty cool hats!)