American Idol is a must watch at my house every season. Both of my daughters love music, and enjoy watching the show from beginning to end. So, it was a no-brainer for me to see David Cook in concert at Festhaus Park this past Sunday. We had an opportunity to sit in the VIP Skybox for a great view of the show.
Not only is David Cook a great singer and performer, but he relates with his fans and audience. He paused between a few songs to have fun with his fans (pulling two young girls on stage that had brought a sign with them asking for guitar picks. He also pulled a father on stage that had a "man crush" on the bass player.) He performed songs from his first album and all of them were great. Toward the end of his performance, he played a couple of songs off of his new album.
I met a young lady at the show who is a big fan of David Cook. She truly appreciates all that he stands for and all he does to support cancer research. She is a survivor herself, and wanted to pass on her appreciation to him. He is a lot more than a performer to many people … he is truly an American Idol.
At the end of the show, he and his band mates took some time to meet with fans and take pictures and sign autographs. We got a chance to be a part of this experience, and what a treat it was. Although my youngest daughter portrays a shy image at first, she was the most excited to get to meet David Cook and quickly came out of her shell.
It was a great show to be a part of. I look forward to enjoying more concerts at the park, and to hearing more of David Cooks new CD!
Park Operations Manager at Busch Gardens