Am I a country western fan? Not really.
Do I know the words to Keith Urban songs? Sadly, no.
What did I say when my girlfriends invited me many months ago? Sure!
I really intended to do some prep ahead of time, listening to his songs and getting Keith-educated. (Hey, I do know that he's married to Nicole Kidman.) But, just like my Spanish homework, I wasn't ready for the pop quiz. But I had a fantastic time, anyway!
After the warm up music of Jake Owen, Keith played non-stop for over 2 hours. He had so much energy, as he tore up the main stage and a couple extra little stages scattered around the arena...it was amazing! It was also fun to hear him chat in his Australian accent. He even worked in a mini-rendition of the classic "Wichita Linemen" for his Wichita faithful! In above photo you can see mini-Keith (bottom center) and giant Keith on the cool circular screen. The set and lighting were awesome and constantly changing!
Among his many guitars, Keith used a fancy light up guitar. It doesn't look great in my photo, but it changed colors as he played, had different light patterns and definitely kept my eyes on Keith! Did I say that he looks pretty good in a pair of torn jeans?
But the end of night, Keith was all sweaty and his trademark locks were a little droopy. (Actually, this happened about fifteen minutes into the show.) But it didn't dampen his spirits, or ours. It was a late night for this empty-nester, but I can say that Keith and I definitely "got closer"...and wasn't that the point of his tour?!