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Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Mango Room, Garth Brooks & The Sprint Center

Last night, Dan and I were fortunate enough to see Garth Brooks at the Sprint Center. The morning the tickets went on sale, Dan sat down at the computer and within 4 minutes he had purchased two tickets for the original concert. The fact that Garth was able to sale out 9 concerts after being away for 10 years still amazes me, but seeing him live makes me understand. The concert was incredible, one of the best I have ever seen. Dan and I are not country music fans, but thought that it would be a great way to experience the new arena and spending only $30 for the tickets.

Garth Brooks is truly one of the greatest entertainers around. He really puts himself out there and does not rely on special effects prop himself up. The audience was great , also. They knew the words to every song and sang them all. Garth seemed to be truly touched by that fact and by his fans reactions. The only bad thing was not seeing Trisha Yearwood perform. They had travel problems and got the show started a little late.

The Sprint Center is pretty spectacular, too. The lighting and the sound in the arena were great, making for a good concert experience.

We had dinner before the show at The Mango Room . It was great seeing the place packed! I hope that people enjoyed it as much as we do and will continue to support Thelma's restaurant. I had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and some pretty tasty Brussels sprouts. They were sauteed in olive oil with garlic and seasoned with nutmeg. I would never have thought of that combo, but enjoyed them immensely.

It was a perfect way to spend an evening in Kansas City! Thanks Garth!

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