How's that for a random blog post title?
Earlier this month I went to see Eric Church in concert for his Blood, Sweat, and Beers tour with the BFF Charlene, Sarah, and their friend Shauna. I almost went with them last year when Mr. Church came to Arizona, but I had an interview for an internship the next morning (which I totally got, by the way) so I chickened out.
But this year I said, no way Jose.
I said, "let there be Eric Church"...and there was.
And lemme tell ya, it was impressive.
I just would like to say that Eric Church, per his latest album, is in fact, the Chief.
Don't get me wrong or anything, George Strait is still, and always will be the King.
But that Eric Church, he's definitely the Chief.
In fact, he had just won the CMA for Album of the Year for Chief the night before the concert, so he promised to play us every song off the album.
And he did.
And he wore his aviators the entire night while doing it.
...Which, normally really bugs me when people wear their sunglasses indoors, but I feel like when you're the Chief, it totally works for you.
He pulled out all the stops during his show including big loud bangs that made us think we were being shot at, lots of fist pumps, pyrotechnics, and of course...smoke.
As in, "drank a lil' drank, smoke a lil' smoke."
And we did.
Figuratively, that is.
I'm not sure you can tell by the video, but when he sings These Boots, everyone holds up one of the boots they're wearing and sings along...and its kinda cool. Sarah and Charlene hopped on that train, but since my boots weren't really cowboy boots, and had a zipper in the back, and are really hard to get on and off cause I think my calves are getting fat, my boots stayed put. Right on my feet. And I video'd instead.
I'll make note for next time.
Eric Church for Entertainer of the Year 2013!