Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I Am A "CookieMonster"

I should have written this last night while the adrenaline of the concert was still racing through my blood. Joe and I like to go to a big concert a year. It is something that we plan for and look forward to. I was so sad when he found out that he would be on a business trip the week of the concert. (Steph wasn't so disappointed though!) Accepting the fact that Steph was my new idol partner -- she was forced to love David Cook as much as I do. I made her listen to many of the songs that he sang on Idol. Soon she thought his voice was dreamy and I had her hooked. So we decided to make a day out of it.

We started out by going and getting the perfect "david cook" outfit. We shopped at Old Navy, Kohls, Sears, and JC Penney. Steph found hers pretty quick -- but mine took some effort. I have a weird body shape that is hard to fit and it gets frustrating -- especially when your kid sister is super cute and looks great in everything she tries on. FINALLY -- when we were about to give up -- I found the perfect outfit. We shared a salad at Chilis for lunch and headed out to the nail salon to get a manicure and pedicure ... I mean we gotta look good for David ... right? We went home -- got beautiful -- took some funky "I'm ready to party" pictures and left.

It was Steph's first big concert ... ever ... so I had to buy her a T-shirt ... and I got my David Cook T. We sat down and got acquainted with our neighbors -- they were from California and were big Jason Castro fans. We were on the first row of the lower bowl -- close to the back. They were pretty good seats, but it was tough getting good pictures. There was more room to dance though so it wasn't all a waste! The show started and they ran it in reverse order -- from 10 down to 1. Here is my recap of the top 10 AMERICAN IDOLS:

10- Chikezie came out and was cute and fun -- but kind of deserved to be in the #10 spot. That's okay -- We cheered him on anyway -- we were a good crowd :)

9- Ramiele was next -- she was pitchy in parts ... and it kindof seemed like a cruise line performance ... haha only kidding. She was cute -- but boys are SO much more fun to watch than girls.

8-Michael Michael Michael. This is when the show started for me. He started with a queen medley. He definitely knew how to work the crowd. We were singing and dancing ... and of course screaming. He is destined for super-stardom! Halfway through his set of songs he showed us what was under his jacket -- he had an "I voted for David Archuleta" T shirt on and drank out of an Archy water bottle. It was pretty funny.

7-Kristy Lee Cook came out next. I kindof felt bad for her because the crowd was so hyped for Michael ... and then it just kindof died. No problem girl -- we got your back. Steph and I still supported her :) I actually got a bit emotional when she sang "God bless the USA". I cry a lot.

6-Carly picked the crowd back up fast. She was raised to the stage from underneath when she started singing her first song by Evenescence. She looked like a super-star! She was gorgeous -- her hair was flowing back in the wind and ... got the whole arena to their feet. LOVED HER!

5-Brooke White always sang behind a piano or guitar on the show so I was wondering how she was going to adapt her performance for the concert since there was no piano. It was her turn and the piano came out of no where -- raised from underneath. She was cute -- but we had our favorites already.


4-Jason was next and we knew that the 17 year old Californian next to us was completely flustered with excitement. Steph and I started chanting ... JASON JASON JASON and she loved it. He was better than he ever was on the show. I have always like Jason's voice -- it is so fresh and clear. He has beautiful eyes -- and was fun to watch. Not my favorite -- but fun!

3-Syesha came out "slut-tastic". I have never seen a dress look so much like a nighty. It was actually a bit distracting. She was all bust and butt. She has a powerhouse voice though --


2-The crowd knew who was next -- and they showed it. I have never heard an arena so loud in my life. He is such a cute little kid -- and has an amazing voice. He got to sing 4 songs, (everyone else besides Cook got 3,) and they were all amazing. You could tell that he was glad to be home and was grateful for all of the support. It was hard to really enjoy his songs when I knew who was next ...

I don't really like to watch the auditions for AI -- so I start watching when they are the top 24. The first night it was on I recorded it and watched it later. When I finished I got to the spot of David Cook and made Joe watch. I told him that this guy was my favorite. I love it when I pick the winner!

1-David is a rock star. He opened with "Hello", then went to "The Time of My Life", "Don't Want to Miss a Thing", and "Hero". Steph and I were going crazy -- come to think of it -- it is probably good that Joe wasn't there -- I think that I might have professed my love for Cook one too many times :) haha! He was so comfortable on stage -- and I am sure he was nervous playing for the Archuleta capitol -- but it didn't show. We were dancing -- and screaming a lot. The girls next to us told us that we were "good screamers" and could win a contest. He finished Hero and threw his pick to the audience -- and left. I was like ... hey what about Billy Jean? Our wish was granted. I LOVE DAVID COOK!!

When he was done the whole crowd came out and sang "Don't Stop the Music". I had to get part of it on video since Joe couldn't be there ... I don't know if that is illegal -- so don't turn me in. Here it is:

Well this has been long and if you made it to the end -- I hope you enjoyed my recap of the AI tour. It was WAY too much fun! I am getting excited about it again :) AND if you hear of DC coming to Utah on his own tour -- LET ME KNOW since I am nothing more than a big COOKIE MOSTER! haha


Jess and Jen said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Your recap was funny and made me laugh...especially #3!

Lynsey said...

Sounds like you had a blast. I LOVE going to concerts. You are truly obsessed with AI and especially David Cook. I agree that he was the best!

Shauna said...

Glad you had fun at the concert! I enjoyed reading all about it! Thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer said...

Okay, I TOTALLY loved the update. I felt like I was there! You are such a hoot. And mums the word on the video :0)

Sarah Elizabeth Boucher said...

Hey sis, it's okay to be embarrassingly loud and obnoxious, happily those things are acceptable when you spend that much on tickets. I fully plan on that when I go to John Mayer/Colbie Caleigh on Monday (yahoooooo!!!) and Jack Johnson next month. I may cry a little.

krystle said...

I am so glad you guys had fun. You both looked really cute. Is Joe pandering now that you have declared your undying love to David Cook? I also love David Cook. Cyrus even wants to be a rock star like him. Whenever we would watch AI Cyrus would get out his toy electric guitar and imitate him while singing twinkle twinkle like a rocker! I can't wait till he actually releases an album.

brandi said...

I love David too, I am jealous, jealous, jealous!!!!!!!