Sometimes the best things and times in life are the unplanned, spontaneous ones. Yesterday was one of those days. It was the last show that Kris was doing with Keith, and the end of his summer tour, so on a whim, a friend of mine and I decided to go to Wallingford. I'm not a huge Keith fan at all, but I wanted to see Kris since the last time I had seen him was in December. Needless to say, it's one of the best concerts I've been to - ever.
Reenie and I arrived early and I texted Mer and Kathy, as they were coming to the show as well and we'd discussed dinner. We ended up meeting up with everyone at a great little place in town - out of everyone, I'd only met Mer before, and it was awesome to see her again and to meet Kathy, Barry, Emjay, Laura and Erin. After dinner, we headed back to the venue, and after a few wrong turns and sitting in traffic, we managed to get into our seats at 7:20, and at 7:30, the lights in the theater went down and the show started on time.
The entire setlist was as follows: Can't Stay Away • Heartless/Gangsta's Paradise • Alright With Me • The Truth • Written All Over My Face • Man In the Mirror • Is it Over (with lights in the audience, really cool to see the effect) • Live Like We're Dying • Come Together
This was the first time I'd heard most of these songs live, and I love The Truth way more live, as well as Is it Over. Written All Over My Face has never really been a favorite of mine, but after hearing it live, that will change. Kris puts so much energy into everything and you can't help but love him. Kris came back out later to sing Jack and Diane with Keith, in which Kris forgot the words in the third verse and Keith mocked him.