On Friday, November 13, 2015, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Little Big Town concert in Boise, Idaho. I was so excited because I had never been to one of their concerts.
Unfortunately, Friday was also the day of the devastating attacks in Paris that killed well over 100 people. It seems odd to go and do something fun like attend a concert when there’s something so senseless and painful happening in the world, but Little Big Town at least had something in mind to honor those killed that day.
The group took the stage in normal fashion but soon stopped in order to do something they said they had never done before: They asked the concertgoers for a moment of silence.
Amazingly, the arena full of drunk and rowdy fans complied. As Little Big Town bowed their heads, so did the entire arena.
Okay, there were a few ass-hats who couldn’t seem to figure out that it was a touching, reverent moment, but I could only hear a couple of people still talking. Out of an arena of thousands, that’s pretty good.
Then the moment of silence passed and Little Big Town rocked the arena (review and pictures coming soon) for the rest of the night.
I’ve attempted to find video of this, but amazingly nothing has surfaced. There have also been no photos to surface. Amazingly, it seems everyone really did stop what they were doing to observe the moment of silence, which makes me happy that I was there to witness it.
Good job, Boise.