Stagecoach Day 3

The time has come everyone.  I am sharing my final day of Stagecoach (read up on day 1 and 2) with y’all…insert crying face emoji here.  Honestly, I am already counting down until Stagecoach 2019 and am taking bets on headliners.  I would love to see Jason Aldean, especially after the tragedy of Route 91, George Strait on the heels of Garth would be epic, and a Tim/Faith situation would be a ton of fun!  But before jumping to far into next year let’s discuss Sunday Funday: Stagecoach edition.

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^^hanging at the Budweiser Country Club
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^^the entrance to the hidden tiki bar. such a gem to find!
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^^Lukas Nelson and his band, The Promise of the Real

You know that saying “go big or go home”? Well, I went big on Sunday.  I enjoyed my fair share of beers during the day and sipped on cocktails most of the night.  Once we made our way in and scoped out the ideal Garth/Trisha location for our chairs we made our way back to the Budweiser Country Club.  I was able to convince Chris to hang out upstairs while taking in the view of the polo grounds.  We drank beer, we danced a little, we enjoyed a breeze, and we had lots of fun.  Chris wanted to check out the BBQ area again with hopes of catching a glimpse of Guy Fieri who was serving up food all weekend.  While we didn’t find Guy we did find the hidden path to the secret tiki bar.  Yes, you read that correctly.  There was a secret tiki bar serving up all the tiki classics!  I ordered a cocktail and we enjoyed being inside for a few minutes before making our way to the Palomino Tent for Lukas Nelson.

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We have both seen Lukas a number of times and LOVE him which meant we wanted to be as close to the stage as possible.  We camped out for the final few songs of Colter Wall and then pushed our way front and center for Lukas.  Remember how I said we were on a hunt for Guy Fieri?  Well, all we had to do was wait for Lukas to go on!  As the show started Guy was standing backstage taking it all in and then moved right in front of us in the artist pass area!!  To say we were all excited is an understatement!

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Once Lukas wrapped up Chris and I decided to grab a burrito and some tacos from the Kogi truck and some BBQ chicken fries because, well, YOLO before heading to our chairs to watch Lee Brice and wait for the King (aka Garth).

Okay, this is where I get beyond excited.  The area we were in was so much fun!  People were line dancing waiting for Garth to go on, everyone was laughing, and having the best time.  As he came out and started singing “Rodeo” I literally started to cry.  I am such a girl.  Anyway, it was hard not to get emotional when you see Garth, a grown man, shed a few tears looking at the magnitude of the crowd.  The next half hour was a magical whirlwind of singing, dancing, and jumping up and down before he brought Trisha Yearwood out for 3 songs (American Girl, How Do I Live, and She’s In Love With The Boy). Garth talked about being asked to headline Stagecoach each year since it began and let me tell you, he sure as hell didn’t disappoint those of us who had been waiting!  Every single song he did was a #1 hit (not that he has a shortage of those) and the energy never died.

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As soon as Garth was announced as a headliner I knew I had to somehow figure out how to be there and I am beyond grateful that Chris and I were able to make it all happen.  Now, let’s all raise a glass to Stagecoach 2019!

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^^chasing the sun

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XO, Niki

STAGECOACH OUTFIT DETAILS!!

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Dress: Velvet (sold out but cute options HERE and HERE) // Booties: Sam Edelman // Hat: Janessa Leone (similar) // Bag: Sole Society // Sunnies: H&M (similar HERE)

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Tank: Target (sold out but similar HERE) // Shorts: Ralph Lauren (similar HERE and HERE) // Bandana: Target

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Tank: Target (Old but similar HERE and HERE) //Shorts: Target (similar HERE) // Flannel: unknown (similar HERE) // Sneakers: Converse // Hat: Brixton // Bandana: Target

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Tank: H&M (super old but cute graphic tanks HERE and HERE) // Shorts: American Eagle (similar HERE) // Sunnies: H&M (similar HERE and HERE) // Earrings: Mikal Winn (similar and less expensive HERE and HERE) // Belt: Gucci // Cuff: Vintage (similar HERE)

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