In Your Hands: Santa Barbara, CA May 27

Sun, May 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM

The show last night in Santa Barbara started with the bang of a drum and while many of you knew you were in for a great eve of Memorial Day show, you didn't know the surprises we had in store for you.

If you watched the premiere of ABC's Duets earlier this week, then you met Jennifer's two contestants J Rome and John Glosson. And if you were in the audience last night, you actually got to see them perform live! When Jennifer brought the two contestants out on stage, Kristian showed his support by saying that he was wearing a Team Jennifer undershirt!

Signs with song requests written on them filled the audience. Jennifer commented on the time spent on the signs saying, "Wow lots of people were working hard on these signs thanks for taking the time! Lots of glitter, puffy paint, and time spent making these sings. THANK YOU!"

Sydney Edgecomb was the lucky girl in the crowd to receive a guitar from Kristian. She was absolutely thrilled and promised him that she would learn to play it.

12 year old Cheyenne Chaves won the "Sing with Sugarland" contest with KSNI. She dedicated "Baby Girl" to her cousin Rosie who had died recently and wore her cousin's hat on stage. At the end of the performance she received a standing ovation!

Dave Stewart joined us for the encore. Jennifer was so entranced in the music during "Would I Lie to You" that she was strutting all around the stage.

Were you in the crowd with us last night in Santa Barbara? We wanna hear about it! What did we forget to mention that made last night such a memorable experience? Sound off in the comments!



Photo Credit: Valarie Allyn Bienas
  1. liveloveSugarland avatar

    On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 4:28 AM, liveloveSugarland said:

    Here is my blog post about the took a long time!Enjoy :)

  2. Deborah avatar

    On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Deborah said:

    I have been reading all the comments from all the shows and I just can't wait until Sugarland comes to Minnesota some time this year and I have been watching Duets which is so awesome too. I will be there when you come to Minnesota in 2012. I sing along with all your cd's and watch the dvd all the time. Love you and your music, You are the BEST in my book.

  3. USER avatar

    On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 5:39 AM, USER said:

    I had such a fabulous time Sunday night that I just decided to purchase tix for tomorrow night's show in San Diego! My husband thinks I'm crazy...maybe I am, but I like it!!!! See ya'll in the pit!!!!

  4. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:23 AM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    I have a suggestion for Sugarland!!! Why don't you offer a sing with Sugarland opportunity during your sound check before the show starts.If you like what you hear you can invite them to sing with you that evening if they are willing.If you do not like what you hear,the fan still got to sing with Sugarland and everybody wins!!! Think of it as a singing meet and greet! All the best.......John

  5. Pearly avatar

    On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Pearly said:

    thanks for an awesome concert! My daughter Meghan was lucky enough to join y'all on stage! You can't imagine what a huge deal that was--she was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration and is legally blind. Your kindness was a a thrill of a lifetime for her. Can't wait for you to return to Santa Barbara soon. We'll be there with bells on!

  6. emerilynn avatar

    On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM, emerilynn said:

    Oh darn! I just wrote a great comment and lost it! :(

    Well! My mom came up to visit me at UCSB this weekend and I took her to the concert as a belated birthday/Mother's Day gift. This concert was AMAZING! Your energy and enthusiasm is so contagious! I loved every minute of it from the first song, to Jennifer's dance moves, to the girl getting the guitar right in front of me, to Little Miss, to Ice Ice Baby, to your jokes, to Jennifer getting on her tummy so she could still see us while the curtain was dropping! The whole night was perfect and fun, just what I needed! I wouldn't change anything! I am so grateful for your songs, they mean so much to me and represent my life in so many ways (especially Little Miss). Thank you for doing what you love and sharing it with us! I can see your passion radiating from you! Go Team Jennifer!!

  7. Sweetpeach avatar

    On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Sweetpeach said:

    My concert is so far away but it will be here soon.

  8. Tracy avatar

    On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 4:06 AM, Tracy said:

    I've been enjoying reading all of the reports back from all of the Sugarfans after every concert. Mine is Friday and I can.not.wait.

  9. Alisonm18 avatar

    On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 3:28 AM, Alisonm18 said:

    What an amazing evening which was completed by the fact that you all played my request for "What I'd Give." Thank you soooooo much! This was the third time I've seen you and I've been blown away every time.

  10. USER avatar

    On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM, USER said:

    So, I just got home from Santa Barbara to log onto the site, and I see my name on the set list (next to "It Happens") What a way to cap off a wonderful weekend?!! It was my 5th SL concert & my 2nd in the SugarPit. Seeing a concert from a seat will never be the same. The energy and passion that Jennifer & Kristian put into a show is that much more contagious when your standing close enough to touch them (literally)! An absolutely amazing and unforgettable night! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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