I just wanted to say thank you to all of you on here. I absolutely love Eric Church and his music but none of my friends understand me since they do not care for his music. I know that if I need a question answered this is place to go. If I want to experience the shows through you all I can just by reading the posts. I was asked the other day how I could go to 3 Eric shows in a matter of months. I am going to Ft Wayne February 25th then in April doing a back to back Columbus, OH Aptil 26th & Lexington, KY April 27th ( doing VIP for this one ) all PIT tickets. I told them that there is nothing like going to an Eric Church concert his music is awesome gets my blood pumping and I am ready to throw it all down forget my troubles and party! They try to tell me his music isn't country that Eric is not country! I am ready to defend him there I tell him he is from North Carolina and his is true country!!! Better than somebody like Kenny Chesney or Keith Urban because he don't give a shit about selling out stadiums or just trying to be cute. He sings from his heart! He wants to be sure every person there is having a good time. He is just who he is and he is Eric Church!!!! They said well isn't it the same show what could be different. I said yes it is the same show but at every show he is different whether it is something he says or does that no show is exactly the same. They still do not understand and shake their heads. I have only been a fan since 2010 but once I saw him live the first time I went and bought all of his CD's the next day! So I raise my drink to all of my Church Choir friends on here that I can turn to and talk about Eric with out having to explain myself!!! This is the total reason I go to all the shows by myself. Have yet to meet any other die hard fans out there. Hoping maybe this year I can meet some of you!
"All you gotta do is put a drink in my hand"
I hear you on people asking about how you can see the same show multiple times. I agree that the music and the show that the ECB puts on is what really got me to my first show, and kept me coming back. However, the many amazing people I've met along the way also keep me coming back. I've met so many great friends through the Choir! It makes the shows even better than they already were watching them with a bunch of rabid, hardcore sinners like me.
Love your post! I'm along the same lines, bought my first EC CD in 2010 when he was going to be opening for Miranda. After I SAW him open I bought the rest the next day. Love at first sight, lol. I tell everyone I know that he is THE BEST you will EVER see live. Seriously am so excited to see him headline I cannot WAIT! And I think PIT is the only way to see him. :)
I also have many people who don't understand going to see the same people over and over, but my first love in life is music, so to me there is nowhere else I would rather be than at a country concert, particularly Eric's!
There are drawbacks to being in the pit on your own, however hopefully you'll meet members of the church Choir that'll help you out. You are in for a great night finally getting to see eric headline. I can't wait to hear your review. Have fun.
May 22nd, 2011! The same thing happened to me. He opened for Aldean and I was never the same. Bought his CD's and tried to explain EC to anyone who would listen. But they don't get it until they see him live! I can't wait for the Atlantic City show on March 17th! My third time EC show it less than a year!
Thanks all for the wonderful feedback. I would buy friends tickets if I could afford to do that. Right now there is no way. I am so psyched I am seeing him in 4 days!!!! Did not get a Meet & Greet but that is fine so hopefully I will be close to stage in the PIT! I have only had a chance to see him twice so far once with Miranda & then last year with Toby! I will be posting a link to my pics after with my review too. I even had a shirt specially made up that if I can find somebody to take a picture I will post too. Downfall of going by myself is I can't leave the PIT to go get a drink because I would lose my spot. I can drink before and after though!
Any way will keep you posted!
I'm glad you posted. While you might have only been a fan since 2010 that doesn't matter. What matters is that you're among friends. Like was said earlier, by a ticket for a friend and bring them along. They'll be changed.
I've been a fan since 2006. My wife and I were bored and we saw an ad for an Eric Church show at this little club, my wife vaguely knew Two Pink Lines from the radio. The show cost 15 bucks so we thought what the hell? We bought the cd on the show and liked the songs. Then we saw the show and holy crap. I knew a couple of the songs from listening to the cd, but when everybody else was singing along I was converted. He was surprised that the crowd was so into it. I've seen every show in Seattle since then. I've recently moved to Texas for work, and in April I'm off to see him in Bossier City, LA. This is the first time to see him in the south so it ought to be fun. I'm also lucky because The Blood, Sweat, and Beers tour isn't making it up to Seattle.
Welcome to The Choir!!!
Glad to have you posting on the board.
I agree - alot of people "like" Eric's music but when they see him live, they are hooked!!!!
I have always bought "the first ticket to Church" for friends/coworkers (course they were cheaper back then :O ) because I knew if they ever saw him LIVE, they would buy their own tickets next time .... it works!!
Hang around and tell us about your shows :)
Your story sounds alot like mine! I first saw him in Sept 2010 opening for Miranda Lambert. I knew and liked some of his songs before the show, what I heard on the radio. THEN I saw him live and it was like an epiphany. Went out and got the cd's the next day. In the ensuing months I've managed to go to 7 shows, including Salisbury, MD last Friday, with tix in hand for NYC and FL in March.
Bring your friends to a show and I bet they will be damn glad you did.