Friday, April 18, 2014

ACM Weekend Day 5

ACM Weekend doesn't finish with the awards. 

Every year, there's a big event the day after the awards. It's usually a tribute to an artist or a big collaboration.

This year they set up an amazing event- ACM Present's- An All-Star Salute to the Troops. Some of the biggest and best country stars performed for this event in collaboration with some amazingly talented members of our military. Such an awesome event!

Here are a few photos from the night; be sure to watch the special on May 20 on CBS!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

ACM Weekend Day 4- The Awards!

Awards show time!!!

I love the ACMs. They're my fave award show. I've gotten to do Fan Jam two years in a row and it is a blast. Really crowded but so much fun. 

A few things to know about Fan Jam if you ever go:
1. Be punctual. They sometimes WILL lock you out if you are not there by showtime.
2. Unlike a concert, these shows start ON TIME. No extra waiting!
3. That said, get there EARLY to line-up if it's standing room. We usually get there at least two hours prior to showtime since we're never sure when they'll open the doors.
4. Commercial breaks are fun. They do giveaways and introduce new artists or have small performances.
5. The host artist does at least one performance during the awards and then a full length show AFTER the awards so don't leave when Entertainer of the Year is given out!
6. The award hosts (yay Bluke!!!) almost always make at least one appearance at Fan Jam.
7. Best New Artist is awarded AT Fan Jam and the nominees perform from Fan Jam as well.

This year we got to see FGL, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, Brett Eldredge, Rascal Flatts, and a special guest performance from Luke Bryan with FGL all AT Fan Jam. So much fun and we had great spots. After the awards, I moved up to a seat since there was a stampede for the FGL show (seriously, I've seen them nine times at this point, I don't have to be in the pit lol). Great view.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ACM Weekend Day 3

Hello everyone!

I think Day 3 of my ACM weekend was my favorite. Not only did I get to check out the rehearsals for the awards (you can read about that here); I got to see more great shows and meet some really great performers. 

I got to the festival around 12:30 and mostly just spent the day (at least before the rehearsals) wandering around, meeting artists, and snacking. Oh, and drinking moonshine. And talking to a giant Twinkie (he didn't talk back). The only show that I really saw much of was the Love and Theft set; when I got back from rehearsals, the crowds were so thick, I didn't feel like getting near them. Besides, at this point, I've either seen or met so many of the performers that missing them this one time wasn't going to kill me (although I was sad that I didn't get to catch the whole Chris Young set). 

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