Sixteen years later my Mother's siblings peer pressured me into sitting online for three hours to procure 8 tickets to a show for Garth's 'Man Against the Machine Tour.' I survived the insanity that was the ticket lottery and a few weeks later we were at O'Donavan's having a few drinks and waiting to walk over to the venue.
The opener, Karyn Rochelle was very talented and grateful to Garth and Trisha which is nice to hear, it really supports my theory that they are truly stand-out celebrities. Garth's songs have always set him apart from other country artists in my mind, his songs say things like,"When there's only one race and that's mankind, we shall be free." 'People Loving People' embodies what I have always suspected about Garth, that he truly is good people and is using his platform to push positivity, love and light.
The only song that I was dissapointed not to hear was 'Standing Outside the Fire,' which I know he did play on Friday. I know this because my mother's was fortunate enough to attend the show twice, once Friday with her significant other and Saturday with her siblings and me. If you have never seen the video I encourage you to shut your office door, maybe not do it on the bus because you might leak a few tears! It's honestly one of my favorite songs and an inspiring video!
My theory is that in the video I linked Trisha and Garth were already in love but not married or outed in the public as a couple so they avoid looking into one another's eyes and once they do they don't hold eye contact because they want to wildly start making out on stage. Like I said though, just a theory.
After the show in true country fashion that herded us out of Target Center using portable fences like cattle. I helped a few elderly women find their car and then realized the night was still young, since I had attended the 6:30 show. The rest of that night is history, a history that will not be recorded here! For your further reading here is a good StarTrib article:!!!