Friday Night

DaGoddess @ 02:06

Here’s the thing: I’m definitely not an American Idol fan. I don’t watch. Never have. I think I’ve seen all of one full episode. You need to know this because it plays a part in this story. Y’see, I had no idea Danny Gokey was on the show. All I knew was that I’d seen one of his videos on TV and had heard a couple songs on the radio. And I didn’t go to the whole ACM Vegas Weekend thingy on Fremont Street to see him in particular; I went to see Lady Antebellum, but that didn’t happen and it’s another story altogether. The point is, I did end up seeing Danny and I had a fantastic time.

Unfortunately, my friend Darryl and I weren’t as close to the stage as I’d have liked (I rarely have to stand that far away), and there were some very big heads between us and the stage. Regardless (Freddie Soto, anyone?), I managed to get more shots than I thought I’d get. And here they are:

Again, I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was or how much I like many of Danny’s songs.

While I wish I could have held out long enough to see Lady Antebellum (my back was killing me, it was warm, I couldn’t breathe, and the crowd was too much), I’m exceedingly happy with how things turned out. My hope is that next time I’ll be standing at the stage getting paid to cover the event instead of standing back where I was and having to wait for someone’s gigantic, planet-sized cranium (“Well, that’s a huge noggin’. That’s a virtual planetoid. It has its own weather system!”) to move so I can shoot.

Bonus points to anyone who knows from whence the noggin’ quotes came.


  1. WOW!

    Incredible pictures! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Danny is really a great live performer. His voice is incredible.

    Comment by Randy — 2010/04/19 @ 06:23

  2. So I Married An Ax Murderer My Mini-Me loves that movie.

    Comment by Scott — 2010/04/19 @ 06:45

  3. Your photo’s are fantastic!! They capture Danny perfectly!! :thumbs:
    He has a phenomenal voice doesn’t he? :clap:

    Comment by Jewels — 2010/04/19 @ 12:34

  4. I was going to email you and ask you if you had gone to Fremont and watched Carl Ferris play yet, but since I’m here I’ll just ask you now.

    I’ve been wearing out his “All Blown Out” CD lately. :thumbs:

    Comment by Stu — 2010/04/19 @ 15:24

  5. Randy, thanks! And yes, he’s pretty incredible.

    Scott, bingo! One of my favorite movies.

    Jewels, I was really surprised and am glad I went.

    Stu, haven’t seen him yet, but I keep hearing about him. Seems every time I’m down there, there’s some special event going on and he’s nowhere to be found.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/04/19 @ 18:57

  6. Sounds like a great concert experience, wish I could have attended. Wonderful collection of photos of Danny Gokey performing.

    I sent you an email with a question, thanks.

    Comment by steph — 2010/04/20 @ 05:45

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  8. Joanie, your pics are beautiful. He is a fantastic vocalist isn’t he; thx for posting the pics!

    Comment by Billie Folsom — 2010/04/24 @ 22:59

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