Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lyle Love It

Back in the day when Julia Roberts graced the cover of People magazine toting her new husband, Lyle Lovett, on her arm, I thought, What the heck is that gorgeous woman doing with that guy with the crazy hair? I mean seriously, several birds could nest up there.

Sure, I had no room to talk in the hair department during those days. But still . . .

Well, I have been educated in the ways of Mr. Lovett (and his LARGE band). And as of this evening, I shall never speak another word about that man's hair, or Julia Robert's taste in men, even though she dumped him. How could she do that? The man can sing. His voice? Like liquid gold. His songwriting and stage presence and humbleness? The whole thing just leaves me speechless.

Anyway, look how much fun date night is for us. We break the law and everything:

And this, this right here is the closest I came to getting a photo of Mr. Lovett himself because no, they did not allow cameras inside the venue. Good thing it was at a winery . . .

Dragonfly Bottom, Woodinville, Washington

Which leads me to my next point. Although I enjoyed the concert immensely, the next time I win tickets on the radio, I will get it in writing when the guy behind the counter tells me that I have seats, even though the tickets clearly state "lawn" on them. You see, even if you are told by said radio station employee that you will not be needing your beach chairs ("drunk chairs" as we like to call them), if your tickets say "lawn" than that's exactly where you'll be. On the lawn. With the other drunks.

I had a minor hissy fit upon learning this information and decided not to let it get me (or my hot date) down. We rented chairs, picked out a patch of grass, got a couple pulled pork sandwiches and a bottle of Syrah (the pairing is quite nice actually) and sat back to enjoy the show, Lyle Lovett and his LARGE (there were 10 of them to be exact) Band!

And here is a bit of trivia if you didn't know this already: 2 of Lyle's 3 male back-up singers were members of the early 90's band Was Not Was. For reals. They did "The Dinosaur" and everything. I am not kidding.

Also - Shawn Colvin, although dainty and sweet while singing her own set, can thrown down a conversation like nobody's business. It's true. She even told Lyle "ignorance is no excuse" when he asked her what a congregational type of church was.

All in all, it was a beautiful night - and no, I'm not bitter at all about having to sit with the drunks, or the lady who fell asleep with her wine bottle by her side and then got escorted out for smoking exactly FIVE cigarettes.

Can't a girl have any fun these days?

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19 comments:

Sunshine said...

I did the EXACT same thing.
Thought, who is this freak with the hair when she married him.
Then I guess I saw him on late night with someone and, my oh my, his voice is dead sexy. My son saw him perform with KD Lang last year at Interlochen.
Anyway, yeah, I'm a fan now too and think Julia Roberts was the one who lost out there...wow, what a performer.
Jealous you got to go to a free concert, even if you had to sit on the lawn! lol

kirida said...

You are so photogenic, Carrie.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I've always felt that if Mary Chapin Carpenter included him in her lyrics, they're must be something to him.

Kyla said...

Driving on a cell is against the law up there? Interesting!

Glad you had a nice time!

flutter said...

you are freakin adorable

Emily said...

Sounds like a brilliant night! And the pulled pork sandwiches and shiraz sound de-lish!

jen said...

he's hot, girl. yeehaw.

jane - mom generations said...

Oh, how fun! That's weird that no cameras were allowed in! And by the way, that a hot date! ;-)

Jane

LindaJ said...

Your date looks a lot like the guy you took home from the beer garden this weekend...

Glad you had fun.

Gen said...

Look at you all gussied up and purtee!!

A concert at a winery - how romantic..drunks and all!

Much love and many hugs,
G

Kristin said...

Look how cute you and Mr. Stop Screaming are... as for Lyle...well, I guess I have to see him live to understand Julia and her dirty feet wedding???

Carol said...

I have to admit to hurling a judgment in his direction when he somehow managed to convince Julia Roberts to marry him. He is not an attractive man, tis true. So thanks for shedding some light on his good points.

I also have to admit to having hair in the 90's that I am truly ashamed of.

Was not was's Dinosaur, now that was musical genius!

Christy said...

You are really brave for posting a picture of yourself that close up! Of course, it could have something to do with the fact that you are GORGEOUS!

Glad you had a good time on your wild date night...You're lucky you didn't land in jail for that illegal cellphone use! :)

GoteeMan said...

I NEVER could understand what she saw in him... he looked like a cross between Don King and a white-out version of Skeletor...

oh, and tell the Mr, HANG UP AND DRIVE!

=)

J/

Heidi said...

Anything you do or say in this photo could be used against you . . . blah blah blah. Some rules are made to be broken. Sounds like a great night.

Kimmylyn said...

Hello flawless face!!!!

And it sounds like a good time... even if it was Lyle.. :)

your cousin said...

Glad you had great night, although I still think those of us that stayed behind had more fun! Thanks so much for letting us hang with the kids.

love you,
jenny

(and they are all right... you are beautiful. Inside and out.)

Ann(ie) said...

um, how cute are you two???????

Becky said...

omg SUPER cute pics!