Annie: Maybe he’s had a blow to the head. George: I’m sorry? Annie: Happened to my Nan. She got hit in the head by a radio controlled plane at a county fair. From that moment – obsessed with pygmy goats. George: There wasn’t a single bit of that sentence I understood. –Being Human
I was so excited to go to the concert, but almost equally excited to go to the fair. I hadn’t been to a county fair in two years, the last time being in my home county in Oregon. The fair in Northern CA was about ten times bigger than the county fair back home. I definitely prefer the smaller one. Both Match and I were overwhelmed by the crowds and the inability to move around easily. There were also a lot more booths of things for sale like hot tub covers, random knick knacks, and even an Oxygen bar (only in California!). There’s usually strange booths at a fair but that was new to me.
We were also pretty disappointed by the food. We all know that fair food is complete junk and totally bad for you, but it’s usually delicious. Maybe we just ordered wrong but our orange chicken and fried rice plate came out neon orange and completely lacking flavor. I’m happy to report that the funnel cake was delicious which made up for the gross dinner. I still prefer elephant ears drenched in butter and honey, but fried pieces of dough covered in cinnamon sugar ain’t half bad!
After we ate ourselves silly we went to visit the animals. There weren’t that many for a county fair, but what they did have was adorable. They didn’t have my favorite-little pygmy goats. Date Girl Fun Fact: I raised pygmy goats and was a member of 4-H for 4 years! Ha. The baby ducks made up for the lack of pygmies though. Check out this baby duck bridge. How much do you want one in your backyard? They were all jostling to see who would have to go down the slide first.
Match found a Giant Chicken that I kept trying to get him to ride but he wasn’t having any of it. He begrudingly took a picture with it though.
Match got us seats on the ground level which were a lot closer than the stands. He got a beer and I got a margarita (who knew they served margaritas at concerts? So tasty!)
The concert was a lot of fun but it was FREEZING out. When Miranda got on stage the first thing she said was, “Ya’ll it’s COLD out here. I thought this was California!” She had a fog machine and truth be told she didn’t need it because right about 8 o’clock the fog started rolling in. Her opening act was Keith Anderson, and while the name wasn’t familiar I actually recognized quite a few of his songs, like “Double XL” which was sort of ironic because he’s kind of short compared to his huge bassist. He put on a great show and I can see him getting more popular.
Miranda did a great job-even with the freezing weather her voice still sounded amazing.
When she sang “House That Built Me” I got choked up, I don’t know why but that song just gets to me. She was a little more trashy than I thought she’d be, which appealed to the crowd. There were so many slutty girls there it was ridiculous! One girl, I wish I had a picture because it was just so appauling, was wearing a shirt small enough to be a bra, and you could see her entire stomach. That paired with jeans that could have been painted on, and a cowboy hat, in 50 something degree weather. Seriously?! We were joking that she could afford the expensive front row seats because she must save a lot of money on clothes. 😉
I had fun snuggled up to Match, singing along with our favorite songs, but I was relieved to go home. I think for our next concert we’ll definitely dress better or bring a blanket. My jacket kept me fairly warm but my sandal wedges were just a terrible idea. I think for our next concert I’m going to see if we can get Brad Paisley tickets. I’m definitely impressed with country music singers. They both sounded like they do on their albums, and there wasn’t a lot of choreography and other silliness. Just them and the music.
What concerts have you been to lately?