Sunday, August 23, 2009


Carrie, aka mittensgizmo101, is our newest and possibly our youngest DB Congress representative from South Carolina! She wanted to share her first live Dierks concert (Charleston, SC) with us--the first concert she ever paid for with her own money earned while babysitting. See related blog above (DBC Members of the Week).
All I could say is WOW!! I have heard so many wonderful things about his shows but I never thought it would be that good! I got there around 4:30 and since it was an outdoor stadium I got out of the car just as he was starting sound check. I thought that it was so cool to sit outside of the gates and listen to sound check.

Despite the rain I had the time of my life and wasn't going to let the rain ruin my last night of fun and music before I started high school the following Tuesday.

The second Dierks ran out onto that wet stage singing Sideways I knew I was in for the night of my life! I was up on my feet singing along and dancing very quickly. Dierks made it seem like there wasn't any rain pouring down. I totally forgot that it was raining because I was having so much fun!

I love how he talked about the military and talked about how he had found out about all of the work Charleston AFB does and was suprised how much comes out of here. I never knew he was a military child before that night. Knowing that really touched me because I am also a military child and now I feel like I can connect with Dierks on that level because I know what it is like to be a child growing up with a father in the airforce. I Loved his performance of My Last Name.

Before that night I never really realized the meaning behind Long Trip Alone but now that it's been explained and I've heard it live, I have a whole new look on that song.

That show was amazing, rain and all, and I could not have asked for a better night. I really look forward to seeing Dierks and Darius Rucker next year for another amazing homegrown concert. I didn't have a voice for the 2 days afterwards from screaming and singing too much to his music but I wouldn't have had it any other way!

There is nothing better than getting sideways with Dierks Bentley!

~Carrie, DB Congress rep in SC


  1. Aw, what a great read. Welcome to the Congress, Carrie! I just spent a week down in Charleston on vacation. I loved it!

  2. I was at this WAS great!! Rain,Ponchos and all!! Perfect setting though..when the rain broke (for maybe 2 minutes!LOL!!) There was the sunset on one side (red sun down!) and a rainbow on the other which DB pointed out!!

  3. Welcome to the Congress. Sounds like you had a great night. It will take awhile for the awsome to go. Can't wait until the next show..Dawn

  4. Thanks Yall!!
    I gave up on the pancho idea very quickly lol
    hehe that was funny when he said that to bad the rainbow over the river only lasted for like 10 min if that.
    I loved some of the stuff he said that night lol I also thought it was so funny when that lady in the green shirt grabbed his arm and wouldn't let go LOL
    -Carrie W.