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Monday, October 27, 2008

Dreams do come true...Dolly came to town!

My camera died Saturday night. I am so bummed out. I've tried new batteries, double- and triple-checked that I have the batteries inserted correctly. I can't find the book that came with the camera to trouble shoot, but it will turn up I am sure. The good news is that I did purchase the 2-year service plan (and I still have the receipt! yipee!!!!!) so I will be taking it back to WallyWorld tomorrow. Soooo....I don't have pictures to post YET.

I did get some pictures of Dolly, but I nearly was kicked out of the park. I just couldn't help it...I felt that if I paid so much for my ticket, Dolly wouldn't mind if I just snapped a few shots really quick. A few is exactly what I got before an usher firmily instructed me to put my camera away.

HIGHLIGHTS of the DOLLY TRIP:
  • The weather was just fine. Not too cold. It was a little misty, but not a true rain. My new purple rain boots served me just fine.
  • We stayed in the apartment of Karen, a friend of Alice's in Atlanta. She was out of town. The apartment was a one bedroom/one bath so it was a little cramped for 5 ladies, but we "made do". It felt a little bit like a 7th grade slumber party, so it was fun.
  • We got to the concert about 6:45 and got a really good parking place. We walked a short distance to the amphitheater. The amphitheater was really nice. Our seats were center stage but a little too far away for our liking. Sooooo...about 4 songs into the concert, Alice took charge and set off to scope out better seats. We ended up in some great seats just to the right of the stage, and there is where I got some great shots! I had hoped that the yukky weather would keep some people away...lucky for us it did and we sat in their seats!
  • Jennifer's childhood dream came true with her attending a Dolly Concert. Awwwwww!
  • Yes, her most famous attributes were on display.
  • No, there were no other acts performing at the concert. Dolly's band and back-up singers hit the stage at 8p.m. The band and back-up singers were, by the way, just fantastic. Dolly pranced on stage about 10 minutes later, opening with "2 Doors Down".
  • Dolly wore a glittery white pant suit the first half and a glittery gold mini-skirt the second half of the show.
  • Dolly played many instruments through out the show including the guitar, piano, fiddle, banjo, piano, dulcimer, harmonica, and fife. I might be forgetting some, but just know it was a bunch...
  • She sang both old and new songs. She did a bluegrass/gospel medley which was great. She also sang a couple of a capella songs with all the band members (about 12 men and 2 ladies) which was beautiful.
  • She must have had the best sound system money can buy. Her voice was just crystal clear. It was amazing to me how smooth her voice is after singing for all these years. I read somewhere that she is 62 years old.
  • I bought a T-shirt. Maybe when my camera is back among the living I can show you.
  • I don't think I have ever been in the presence of so many gay men. Evidently gay men love Dolly too.
  • The concert lasted about 2 1/2 hours.
  • Yes, I loved it. Yes, I would go again.

That's all I have to say about that.

4 comments:

guess who????? said...

Well Well,
I think you have a bone to pick with your cousin in Atlanta. I spilled the beans that you were there and he said you better not tell him. Sounds like you really had a good time. Good for you,

same one said...

PS I thought those were your MOM"S shoes, looks just like that lovely lady.

TheiaC said...

Dear Anonymous, a.k.a Aunt Kathy...
I love comments! Good job!!! By the way, my big ole Number 9s would have never worked for my mom, but I do think she would have owned a pair of purple rain boots if she needed them. The think is, she would have preferred to slide butt-naked down the world's longest razor blade rather than attending a Dolly Parton concert. Dolly was not her favorite... I felt a bit rebellious by going to the concert!!!

shehalljow said...

BTW, I just thought to tell you that you can buy card reader for your camera! You just put your memory card in it and plug it in the USB port on your computer. I can't wait to see the pictures, too! I have been to The Grand Ole Opry at least twice but I can't remember for sure if Dolly was there?!!!