In Your Hands: Gilford, NH June 16

Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Sometimes everything seems to fit together in sheer perfection, and last night in Gilford was one of those nights! The gorgeous Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion had blissful traces of summer camp with the trees, bonfires and smores, but when the band started up with "Tonight" the clapping and singing along made us feel right at home!

We had some fabulous Sugarfans come out to the show with their bubbles and handmade signs. Some of our favorite requests included the "What I'd Give to Give Jennifer Flowers" sign, and a poster with about 20 songs listed on it. Jennifer responded to this one by saying, "Wow! You have a whole list of songs on your poster, surely we will sing one of them," and that we did!

The sign that got the most attention from us was a recycled poster in the dead middle of the audience. Jennifer pointed it out for the crowd and jeered, "Hold it up because it's hysterical." The song mistakenly requested "Red Solo Cup", but Jennifer laughed saying, "Red Solo Cup is a good song, but I think you recycled your sign from a Toby Keith concert!" Hey, we'll give you an A for effort anyways!

Gilford's "Sing with Sugarland" winner was chosen from a plethora of contestants via the website entry. Sarah Peck first began by warming up a little behind stage and then took to warming up the crowd. Once things got going Jennifer and Sarah were rocking out their rendition of "Baby Girl" for the sold out arena. It was another one of those great moments for Jennifer, Kristian, and a dedicated fan!

Yet another of these special moments came when a family in the crowd held up a sign asking Jennifer to sing "What I'd Give" - a popular request for the night! She sang the song for everyone but dedicated it to the family with the sign that had a husband and wife married 16 years and three beautiful children. Jennifer exclaimed that the reason the sign was so great came from all those science fairs they'd been dragged to!

It's no secret we have a soft spot for families, and with that we'd like to once again wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the "daddies, baby daddies, and Sugadaddies!" as Jennifer said last night! We hope you and everyone else had the same perfect night of memories that we did! Thank you, Gilford!



Photo Credit: Valarie Allyn Bienas
  1. Sharlee avatar

    On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 2:17 AM, Sharlee said:

    My husband and I are HUGE fans! We have had tickets to see you guys at Meadowbrook on 2 different occasions. Alas....we have yet to see you in concert. My husband is a full time Firefighter with the town of Newington, NH. The first time we had tickets to see you at Meadowbrook we were unable to attend. My husband had been working the Portsmouth Airshow and got very sick, long story that involved a spinal tap gone bad. He is fine tho. This last time was this show. We actually made it to Meadowbrook....waited in line for the gates to open...waited in line for the lawn seating to open...and that's when we got the call. My husbands Chief was in a horrible motorcycle accident. We had no idea what had happened exactly, we just knew that things didn't look good. He suffered severe head trauma, broken ribs, and numerous other injuries and was in a coma. So, needless to say just as we got thru the gates to the lawn, we turned around and left. It was important and necessary for my husband to be at the firestation with his fellow firefighters. I am happy to say that as of today Chief is on the long road to recovery in a rehabilitation facility and is doing good. It truely is a miracle! So, maybe the third time is a charm for us and we will actually get to see your show, where ever it may be! Thank you for being such amazing and talented entertainers and for all your support for the firefighters!

  2. Lili1965 avatar

    On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:47 AM, Lili1965 said:

    So sad that we can not seem to find another concert day that will work for all of us. Really had such an amazing time just humming about not making another before the tour ends. Can not wait for next time.

  3. michael avatar

    On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 4:02 PM, michael said:

    I belong to awesome fan club hope the rest of you great fans feel the there any one in the pits that got good pics of Jennifer an Kristin and the band that could send them to me.

  4. AwesomeMegan avatar

    On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM, AwesomeMegan said:

    I wasn't there:( but i sure wish I was! I wish I could go to every one of their concerts I love them so much!

  5. sugarplum4life avatar

    On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM, sugarplum4life said:

    Such a amazing concert!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Jennifer so much!

  6. sugarlandfans avatar

    On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:16 AM, sugarlandfans said:


  7. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:12 AM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    Congratulations Jennifer and Justin on the news that you are going to have a baby!This is a fantastic turn of events for everybody!If the baby is a girl,I hope she can sing like Jennifer and that she looks like Jennifer!(sorry Justin!)If the baby is a boy,I hope he can sing like Jennifer and that he looks like Jennifer!(sorry Justin!)Justin can teach the baby how to manage all the money he or she is going to make entertaining the fans for 20 more years after Jennifer retires.Someone has to keep these musicians in line and that would be you Justin!!!GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!God will never give you more than you can handle but in Justin's case he is almost maxed out!(JUST KIDDING......REALLY!)This news comes one day after Fathers Day!(appropriate for Justin don't you think?)YOU CAN DO THIS JUSTIN....I am soooooo excited for you and Jennifer!We get to watch Jennifer GLOW for the rest of her term!!!This gives new meaning to the song "Run."(GET IT?)Jennifer is living proof that babies can be created in the back of a tour bus or airplane or even backstage if you know what I mean!The question is......can a baby be born in the back of a tour bus or airplane or backstage.......Hmmmmmmm...I will have to think about that!The irrefutable,indisputable,absoluteable,totally beautiful fact is.....LOVE HAPPENS......and it could not happen to a better couple!!!Sugarland is blessed!!!.....LOVE....,John

  8. Mary Marshall avatar

    On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:57 AM, Mary Marshall said:

    Just listen on the radio about Jennifer and Justin are expecting in Nov I was hoping to see you again this year. We were in Gilford,NH. Jennifer your voice is so beautiful and Kristen your guitar,mandolin picking was the greatest. You really care about your fans. I was the one with the Hand much fun...It was our 32nd Wedding Anniversay present from our 5 kids. Ed and Kathy whom we met at the concert gave us a ride to the hotel...our cell phone had no bars..we came in a cab Nice people the sugar fans.

  9. jennr908 avatar

    On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM, jennr908 said:

    What an amazing show! I hope you all enjoyed the bubbles ;0) Your welcome!! So I guess this will be the last tour for Sugarland for a little while, respectfully. What a great group in the Pit! A music group couldn't ask for better fans. Every new show I attend I meet different people and see many of the same and it just blows my mind how great we all are. To everyone on the sugar site and those beyond, I look forward to having a wonderful experience with you the next time Sugarland comes around. To Jennifer and Justin, may the rest of your lives be filled with joy, love and serenity.

    Much love,


  10. michael avatar

    On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM, michael said:

    i have seen sugarland for the 5th time jen an kristin you are one of a kind an awsome no one could ever be has good as you to.also the rest of the band with out them it would not be sugarland.jen congrats to you an your husband on the news about having a baby in nov.jen you were all smiles when you were singing sat night i guess you must be happy in love an now knowing that you are going to be a mom best of luck.hope to see you next time in gilford nh.

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