Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kris Allen...Up Close and Personal

On Friday, Caylie had a very exciting day. Kris Allen was in the area for his "hometown visit", and many of the kids were skipping school to go see him.

We let Caylie go with her friend Lauren, as well as Lauren's mom, sister, and her mom's friend.

They learned about an "unpublicized" appearance at an AT&T store, so that was their first stop. There was not a big crowd at this location, so they were able to get pretty close!

She was sooo excited!

While Kris was making this appearance, he got a phone text from Randy and Kara telling him that this week, he will be singing Apologize by One Republic.

Caylie said that he was excited about that selection, and that everyone was cheering.

Here they are in front of the sign at the AT&T store. (Caylie and Lauren on the right, and Lauren's little sister on the left.)

They got to pose with one of the local news anchors that was covering Kris' hometown visit.

And by the stretch Hummer limo with the security guard standing by!

Like I said, they were pretty close, so Caylie actually took this picture of him...and it is not even zoomed in! She was really that close!

When she got home, she did some of her photo editing on it! It is her favorite of the day.

She thinks that it should be his first album cover! :)

By the time they left the AT&T location, she had used up the camera battery, so she didn't get to take any pictures at the big amphitheater concert that they went to next. It was a MUCH bigger event.

Oh well, I was happy with the shots that she was able to get!

I really hope that Kris will win.

I think that he is a good guy, and he is a Christian too.

Before American Idol, he was the worship leader at New Life Church in Conway, about 20 minutes from where we live.

Wouldn't it be great to have an "American Idol" that so many of our kids could look up to and admire?!?!

Writing the Waves,

PS: To read Caylie's take on the day, check out her blog here!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...Best Blogger Tips


I'm definitely pulling for him!

Mich said...Best Blogger Tips

He is my favorite!!!

I am so jealous! glad she had a good time!

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!!! I love Kris!!! How exciting for her that she was able to have such a cool experience!!

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