If you have never tried to get tickets for Letterman, I can tell you how it works. You enter a request online and if you win, they call you. When they call, they ask you a trivia question about the show to make sure you are excited to see Letterman. Even after I got it, they asked me again if I was excited to see Dave.
On the day of the show, you were to get there between 2 and 3. Around 2, we got to go in and get our ticket and were told to be at a bar around the corner called Three Monkeys at 3:20.
We still had to also pick up our tickets for the Live on Letterman show...sadly to get those tickets it was about 11 blocks away at the CBS Broadcast station. They were not scheduled to give out the tickets until 3 but fortunately they gave them out early so we could get back to Three Monkeys by 3:20.
And this is what the ticket looked like...
So one we went to the bar to gather for the Letterman show, they made some announcement and brought us over. In there, no pictures and they didn't even want your phones on. It was very interesting to see a taping. Besides Dierks being the musical guest, Ryan Reynolds and Ellie Kemper (Erin from the Office) were there. Ryan Reynolds was funny and Ellie Kemper was a little nervous but so cute.
Dierks played "Tip it On Back"....it was interesting to watch the crowd because I don't think many people there knew who Dierks was.
After that show, we grabbed a quick bite right by the studio so we could get back in line for the online concert. The line wasn't too long but once we got in, we waited forever to get into our seats. There were studio/record people let in before the fans waiting out in the cold for an hour and I thought some of the crazy New Yorkers might start a fight with them. Finally though, we got in and were really close.
The rules for this show were much more relaxed. So I got plenty of shots...
To kick it off, Dierks started with "Tip it on Back"...I am thinking that means it is the next single but that is just a guess.
He did his extra verse of "Am I the Only One"...
The crowd was way more into it than at the Letterman taping. These were the real fans...people were standing up and they knew most of the songs (not the new ones quite yet). It also seemed like a ton of people came in from out of town just like us...
I like hearing all the new songs...here is one I really like, "Heart of a Lonely Girl".
He really only had around 45 minutes so there were lots of songs he didn't play. I don't know if I had ever been to a concert where he didn't play "Free and Easy". It was so cool though to know all the people who have played the stage and that we were there to see Dierks.
Of course, the last song is "What Was I Thinin'"...he ran right by me which is why this video is very shaky.
Overall, it was such a cool experience..probably a once in a lifetime deal. I had so much fun and Dierks was cool as always!