Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Stories from WE Fest

Seriously, WE Fest was the BEST TIME EVER!!!!!

For those of you who don't know, WE Fest is a country music festival held every year in Detroit Lakes, MN at the Soo Pass Ranch. This year marks the 25th anniversary of WE Fest, and I gotta tell you, it was a BLAST!!!

There were some awesome performers and everyone put on a pretty damn good show!! We didn't make it to all the concerts, but the ones we hit were fantastic!!!

We got to the Ranch on Wednesday afternoon. We camped in a campground that was pretty much attached to the concert bowl. We got the perfect camping place - right by the lake so there was a nice breeze coming in from the water!! Prime Real Estate, baby!! We set up our tents and our air mattresses (yes, we brought air mattresses!!) and started right in with the most important business of the weekend - drinking!!

Thursday started the concerts. We decided that we were going to hang out at the camp site and drink for most of the day, and it was a blast! We backed up our chairs around 8 and headed to the concert bowl for Carrie Underwood and Alan Jackson. They both put on pretty damn good shows and we sang along to all their songs!

Carrie pretty much rocks my face off - she was amazing!!!!

And Alan Jackson - well, I love him!!!

Friday was the best day for concerts. The Wreckers kicked off the afternoon for us, and they were great!!!

After their performance was Sawyer Brown. Seriously, THE BEST CONCERT!!! If you haven't seen them in concert, you really need to. They put on a great show. Mark Miller has so much energy and some FAB dance moves!!

They also had a special guest during that show - Bucky Covington from last year's American Idol!! He was pretty fun, too!!!

Sheryl Crow was next, and she was pretty good herself! I am not a huge fan, but live music is always so much more fun and I did know quite a few of her songs.

Keith Urban closed the night and he was phenomenal!!! Great performer - totally got into the music and incredible to look at!!

The Saturday shows were great too!! We saw Gary Allen first. He is one of those artists for me who I know a lot of his songs, but I didn't know HE sang them. I thought all I really knew about Gary Allen was that one of my friends was in love with him and was going to marry him!! You could tell he was totally into his music and loved what he was doing.

After Gary was Trace Atkins. I've heard some not so great stories about Trace as a person, but I have to admit, he was FUN to watch!!! I love his voice, and he has some awesome songs... I mean, seriously, who doesn't love a good song about a ba-donk-a-donk?!?!

Toby Keith closed WE Fest down with an amazing show. I love his voice, too, and you can tell he was having fun!

All in all it was a great weekend!!! I'll post later with some other stories... I saw some interesting things at WE Fest!!!

All pictures courtesy of WeFestPhotos.


Courtney said...

Wow those are some seriously great performers! We want more pictures!

Miranda said...

Totally jealous Katie!!! I am glad you had fun :) Oh and......
Happy Birthday!!!

SA.J.VP said...

SO freaking jealous! Wow!
You got some great pics too!

Stephanie said...

So jealous! DH hates country, so I'll never be able to do anything like this..........

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