Shania Twain has announced that she is going to wrap up her performing career with a three month farewell tour. So we decided to take the trip to Edmonton to see her one last time. (At the time of booking the tickets, she wasn’t planning to come to Calgary – although we believe she is now).
Anyway, it was a great show and below is a bit of video footage and few photos.
On Saturday 7th December, after two days of driving via Helena, Montana and Salt Lake City, Utah we arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada. This time we stayed in the Homewood Suites in Henderson, South Las Vegas. The room we stayed in was nice and we had this lovely Christmas tree right outside our patio door. The hotel itself was in a very nice area, but the hotel casino had closed down, so it was a bit dead, we wondered if it wasn’t doing so well. It was quite far out, so perhaps that’s why.
On Sunday morning we headed into Vegas for a bit of sightseeing and shopping.
They seem to be building a structure that is very similar to the London Eye. It wasn’t open yet, perhaps next year we’ll get chance to go on it.
And now, for the real reason we were in Vegas, our much awaited Shania concert. We have both wanted to see her and we enjoyed it very much and she had some amazing back up dancers on with her, as well as horses! As we hadn’t had chance to eat before the concert we were both starving when we came out – what a bonus that Gordon Ramsey Pub and Grill was right opposite us!
It had been a very enjoyable couple of days in Vegas.
Brad was back at the Saddledome again this Tuesday. Although we have already been lucky enough to see him twice, we just had to go and see him again. We haven`t posted too much on this concert as we know we have posted before. Still, for all those Brad fans – hope you like it!
The show opened with Justin Moore, who we don`t know a lot about, but he was actually very good.
We didn`t manage to get any video as it was just too busy, but we did find this of him on You Tube.
Justin was followed by Darius Rucker, who the crowd seemed to adore! He was also very entertaining.
Then of course, the person we had all be waiting for – the star of the show. As it was his H20 tour, he came on stage as though dripping wet getting out of a swimming pool – excellent!
We have never seen such a choice of guitars. We lost count of how many he had, most of them very colourful or sparkly!
You can see from this short clip, that he doesn`t really take himself too seriously!
Brad was kind enough to come and sit right in front of us for a few songs, so we had a really close up view!
As we were leaving, Brads BIG truck was outside – Jan was obviously star struck at this stage!
We had a good night out in Calgary at the weekend.
We had a meal at the Red Lobster, one of our favourite spots for a bite to eat. After finishing our meal, we were a little early for the next part of the evening, a concert up at the Stampede grounds. As such, we decided to take a drive to one of the higher points in Calgary so we could get a nice view of the city at night.
Then we made our way to the Corral, an arena that we haven’t been to before. It was quite small, which meant that we had a superb view.
Eamonn has had this chap’s CD in his car for over a year! You can imagine he was very pleased to see him play live at last! We also got to meet Ridley in person after his concert and he signed a copy of an earlier CD of his. He was a real gent.
Night 3 of 4 of our Calgary Stampede concerts was headlined by Kenny Chesney. Kenny’s support act was Jake Owen.And here’s some footage of one of Jake’s big hits, Yeehaw!Next up was the main event, Kenny Chesney. His show was fantastic. End to end hit songs. The crowd loved him.Now, how about some Kenny Chesney video footage…We Went Out Last Night…Summertime…There Goes My Life…How we love Stampede season!
Reba McEntire was the performer at our second night of concerts at the 2009 Calgary Stampede. She was fabulous, as always. Great voice and terrific personality. Here’s a few pictures from the show.And here’s some video footage: