Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
It's amazingly hard to pick ONE favorite memory, but CMA fest 2009 was wonderful. This picture was from Thursday night, after a 2.5hr storm delay that cut Reba's set to 3 songs & had like 50,000 fans taking cover in the halls of LP Field. Afterward Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley still played (tho shortened sets), and since a lot of people left thinking the rest of the night would be canceled security was more lenient with the photo line. For anyone who is unfamiliar with CMA Music Festival, if you buy a 4-day pass you have access to a photo line that walks right in front of the stage no matter what seats you buy tickets for, as is evidenced by this picture. Anyway, normally security rushes the crowd along, but with the lack of people they let us stand and watch for the last 3 songs of the night. I got my first (& probably only) picture with Brad Paisley (hahaha), and he reached down & touched my hand. woo. Besides that though, it's just a night that I'll always remember: going through the photo line for Reba, camping out in the hall waiting for the rain to stop, chatting with strangers, watching the storm in the stadium lights from the hallway, running barefoot back to the photo line so I wouldn't fall in my flip-flops... Yeah, probably not things most people would recall fondly, but it was good. :) And Dierks joining Brad onstage was incredible.