That time I went to see Kacey Musgraves at Gruene Hall

Kacey Musgraves performing at Gruene Hall. Photo Credit: Serg Garcia

Kacey Musgraves performing at Gruene Hall. Photo Credit: Serg Garcia

Hey y’all!

How are you guys doing? Me, I’ve been busy with school ,etc. I hope you all had the chance to check out Gone Girl, and if not then i suggest you go see it at least before Interstellar. This post is going to be a little bit different , i will not be discussing anything film related even though alot of things have been brought up this past week,particularly the teaser trailer to Avengers:Age of Ultron which i think was just perfect. This post is a special one  as i will be talking about an experience that i will not forget, and that ladies and gentlemen is the experience of seeing  Two-time Grammy award winner  and Texas Native Kacey Musgraves at Gruene Hall Thursday night.

Let’s get one thing straight, i’m a huge Kacey Musgraves fan. I believe that she is such an underrated musician compared to other country singers. I feel like she has not been given much praise  as she should be. I ask alot of people around if they even heard of Musgraves ,and all i get is nada. I remember almost a year ago during the time that i was studying for finals , which was hell by the way,  i was in the mood to listen to some legit country music. I ran into this beautiful melody and it led me into framing a picture. A picture that had a young boy starring at a far lonely road that was trying to escape from every problem he had in the town that he was living in. Problems that would consume him into staying and not make a life out of himself by repeating his faults and let it get the best out of him. But then after realizing ,to deflect some of those problems, the boy  just needed to let everything go. That beautiful melody was in fact “Merry Go ‘Round” , and it was a reminder of a time when i was that boy. Ever since then I’ve been a huge supporter of Kacey Musgraves, and after Thursday night, I’ve come to the conclusion that i will always be a supporter.

Kacey Musgraves singing "Step Off" at Gruene Hall. Photo Credit: Serg Garcia

Kacey Musgraves singing “Step Off” at Gruene Hall. Photo Credit: Serg Garcia

After coming off from a stressful week ,it was finally time to see Kacey Musgraves (yes that’s how you spell her name) with a few of my good friends. I was so fortunate to have the chance to see her especially because the show was sold-out.I bet it was hard for others to find tickets and i hope some of her fans were able to make it.  So my friends and i wait patiently for her, and the opening act was John & Jacob. Those guys are very talented by the way, and i hope to hear more from them soon.  I was getting pumped up before she showed up, one reason is that i was in front center like her microphone was literally right in front of me.  Then the moment finally came, Kacey Musgraves and her band approach the stage starting the set with “Stupid”. Throughout the set-list i was singing from the top of my lungs,so loud that i bet Musgraves heard me. There were times when she acknowledge me. One in particular moment was when she  covered Bob Marley’s “Three little Birds” and i yelled out “YaMan” in like a Jamaican accent and i swear that right after i yelled that, she laughed.  You can call me a liar all you want but my friends were with me and they were like ,”Oh my god! she just laughed at your joke”.  Anyways, Musgraves was just so into it. It looked like she was having a hell of a time up there, probably because of how many people were singing her songs and how they were into it too(*coughing ,me). She was so communicative with the audience, she was cracking up jokes of her own  and telling us some interesting stories. One story she told  was inspiring, for hopeful musicians, about how she was once a backup singer for a local  band performing at Gruene Hall  and never thought she would have the chance to be in the center of stage singing her own songs. Well Kacey, you finally had the chance and you did not disappoint.  She played my favorites like “Keep It To Yourself” ,”Back on the Map”, and “Follow Your Arrow”. But then, she played my most personal favorite. As soon as she said “If you aint got two kids by 21..” i started to get pretty emotional. I started to remind myself  about that boy that I once was, and it made me look back on all the things I’ve done these past few years . The memories were starting to fill up and  it made me grateful that i took that final step to escape from  staying in that town where i wouldn’t make a life out of myself.  While she was playing “Merry Go’ Round” , Musgraves had everyone light up their phones/lighters and we were so into it. She had us sing part of the chorus alone without any instruments, and you can hear the whole venue sing . That was a moment when i was like, “Yeah, that’s how you get an audience going”. Afterwards she played some acoustic songs, Musgraves if your reading this you better record and release “Cup of Tea” that song is freaking awesome, and then had her “assholes” come up the stage and play “Follow Your Arrow”. I found it very  funny, before they played it, when she said that supposedly some parts of the south don’t like particularly that song.

Kacey Musgraves performing at Gruene Hall. Photo Credit: Serg Garcia

Kacey Musgraves performing at Gruene Hall. Photo Credit: Serg Garcia

Well since i let all of that out of my chest , one that is trying to grow that carpet Mexican hair as we speak, i want to tell you guys that if you haven’t  already go and listen to some of Kacey Musgraves music. Seriously, Thursday night was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time. I’m still trying to figure out if this is the best concert I’ve been to so far. I mean ive seen the likes of Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood,  I think i’m starting to convince myself that this was the best show ive been to by far. This show , to me , was special because it was an up and close personal one. I was in dead front center, even i felt a connection with Musgraves as she was singing her songs. Like we both understood the meanings, and the background of the songs. Kacey , if your reading this i just want to say thank you for an unforgettable night it is one that i will remember for a long time. Even though i did not get a chance to meet you, i still think that this was just a fantastic show. Hopefully we can meet soon, and chill out or whatever. In my dreams right? So guys after all of this, i hope you give Kacey Musgraves a chance. Listen to her songs and i know y’all will see how talented she is, just the way i did when i first heard “Merry Go ‘Round”. Kacey Musgraves is only going to get bigger, and i think the Country Industry really needs a musician like her. I mean there is a reason why she won two Grammy’s just from her album “Same Trailer Different Park”. Wish i can talk more about this but i got a exam coming up and i need to study. Until next time, Adios Peeps! If you want to, follow me on Twitter @Surge_94.

 

 

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