Country Thunder 2010

Here we are upon first arrival to the site of the Country Music Festival that was Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. It was pretty exciting to be there on the first day and having to wait and wait and wait to get in and then to park in one of the many fields available for parking. It was fun to be out of our element but back to kind of what was home, once upon a time. :) I went to grade school and high school with Joleen and then lived with her for a little over a year in between our college days...we've got lots of history it's safe to say.

Jo and Jen

There was a wee bit of rain that fell the night before we arrived which meant that we made a stop to Wal-Mart to pick up some appropriate attire for our feet (so much for all those cute little sandals that I had packed). :)

clean boots

Three days and nights of sun, loud music, fried food, cheap beer, over-priced bottles of water, porta-potties and crazy people...was it all worth it you might ask? Why yes...yes indeed it was. A good friend and getting to see Kenny perform is always worth it I've discovered.

Seeing Kenny Chesney perform live was pretty darn crazy. He truly is a performer in every sense of the word and really plays his heart out for his fans.

I Heart Kenny

In addition to enjoying Kenny, it was a pleasure to get to see Miranda Lambert perform as well...the crowd just loved her to pieces as did I.


She was so real and down to earth too, during the day she even went out mudding with some of the campers!



Kevin Costner was there and while Jo enjoyed his set I had a really hard time enjoying his music. Perhaps it was because I just couldn't make the change-over from movies to music but I just wasn't that impressed.



We saw many other performers throughout the long was so much fun to just get to sit back and listen and also to "people watch." We saw Sugarland perform on the first night we were there but I didn't bring my camera due to my fear of it raining...I now wish that I had went ahead and brought it but that's alright, there's always next year!





It was really hard to capture just how many people were there on camera...


And I did mention that the "people watching" was fun didn't I? :)


I have a new country favorite to now add to my growing list of favorites...Luke Bryan really put on a show for us all. Super fun to watch and listen to this guy. He really interacted with the crowd and was just a treat to watch. I picked up his album on the way home and have been listening to it ever since.

Here is a favorite from the album and one that he sang live...




JoDee Messina was another fun surprise for me to get to hear and see. She's got an amazing voice and I love her somewhat "old" country sound.


Billy Currington was amazing to listen to...I love his music and hearing him live made me love it even more.


We had so much fun and I have Joleen to thank for making it happen. It's been way too long and I'm so glad that we did this.

Jenny and Jo

At the end of the last night was when Kenny performed...the stage changed, they let loose a ton of beach balls for the crowd and it was PACKED! So crazy!


And then just like that, there he was!




I Heart Kenny

At the end of the night Luke Bryan and Billy Currington came out and joined Kenny on stage...pretty fun seeing them all together and having fun.


We had so much fun that we're thinking that this just might have to become an annual thing...

Jo and Jenny


Country Thunder Wristbands

It was a bit bittersweet going home on that last night after the adrenline rush from Kenny's big performance but I have to say that it's nice to be home again and back to the routine of the every day that we normal people live.


Until next year...thanks Jo Jo!

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Unknown said...

I have always wanted to go to Country Thunder! Thanks for giving us a peek at what it's like. It's awesome that you were able to go with a good friend.

Larajc said...

it looks like a lot of fun! I asked hubby to go to We Fest in Detroit Lakes Mn this year, but he said no...he does not want to camp...I said we could get a room, but still no...maybe next year...BUT Kidd Rock is there this year...Waaaahhh!

Sharla said...

Fun pics!!! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Looks like so much fun. Great pictures Jennifer!

Marcie said...

Wow! Looks amazing! I've seen Kenny perform a few years back and he is really amazing, would love to see Sugarland!

Vicky said...

Wow! looks like you both had a great time...HeeHaw :)

Linda Beeson said...

So cool you could go, you had to have had a ton of fun.

Megan B said...

Sounds like you had fun!! :)

Unknown said...

Looked like you had great fun! Love the photos. Loving the boots!

Patty said...

Looks like it was a fun time Jen! Can't wait to get together so you can tell me all about it!!:)

Sarah said...

Oh my! How fun! I have seen Kenny and Miranda, and recently got to see Luke Bryan. I love his music. That looks like a blast though - seeing them all together!