I’m a huge Dierks Bentley fan. If you don’t know who he is (shame on you) he’s a country singer. I’ve seen him three times including last night. Not only did I get to see him in concert again, I actually won Meet & Greet passes from the fan club! This is the 2nd time I’ve won passes to meet him. The first time was a few years ago. At the time I thought I made an ass out myself by showing him a picture of my dog. Why did I do that? Because his dog looks a lot like my dog. In fact, he said our dogs could be cousins.
Now back to last night. We were separated into groups since some of us were fan club and others were I’m assuming radio winners or had won passes some other way. Since we’re special, we were able to see him first. It was very well-organized. We were taken into a room backstage where we went over a few things. We were allowed one photo and one autograph plus they’d take a group photo. It was actually nice that they had a professional take the photos for us. I think it kept things moving. While we were getting our one on one time, we were able to talk to him of course. Now comes the part where I die inside while trying to keep a calm and cool exterior.
As soon as I walked up he asked if we had met before. I told him yes and explained how I had talked about our dogs and his exact quote was:
“I’m not bullshitting you. I remember that.”
I seem to be the master of First Impressions. I laughed and said something along the lines that it’s probably not every day someone shows you a picture of their dog. He agreed and we had our photo taken and I got a hug before I left.
DIERKS BENTLEY FUCKING REMEMBERED ME.
Do you have any idea how hard it was for me to not freak out like a complete crazy person? I mean, seriously. It wasn’t like this happened last year either. I’d have to say it was probably 4 or 5 years ago? At least. I still can’t believe it.
As far as the show, it was awesome like always. If you ever get the chance to see him, do it. It’s a high energy show that keeps you on your feet at all times. There’s no crazy special effects or costume changes or other foolishness. It’s a guy who loves his fans, loves his music and loves performing.