In Your Hands: Prior Lake, MN August 8

Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Ever since last night in Prior Lake, it's safe to say that Wednesday nights are the new Saturday nights for us! From the moment Jennifer and Kristian walked onstage each one of you stood and the energy pumped through the crowd like the sound of their beating drum. Thank you, Prior Lake, for sending us through the rest of this week on the ultimate Sugar high!


From the beginning when Kristian invited 19-year-old Cari Keller onstage during "Everyday America" through the end of the show, there was a whir of magic in the air! The clouds were in the sky cooling off the air, but no rain touched the ground. Instead it made for a picturesque pink backdrop as the sun was setting.


In addition to the weather, we loved some of the songs and requests from last night! Even Jennifer got excited about the votes via Twitter and asked the audience, "You can vote via The Twitter?" Kristian said, "The Twitter?" Jennifer laughed and responded, "Yes, The Twitter. I am The Older!"


Some of our favorite and most clever signs were, "Oprah wants you to play 'These Are The Days' for my 18th bday!" Jennifer said, "Well you didn't have to throw Oprah in there. You would've just gotten it!" She was clearly feeling extra spunky last night as she also decided to lecture a couple of college freshman who had the sign, "This is the last thing we get to do before college." Jennifer explained to the girls that the rules change in college. She's going to be such a good mom!


As at every Sugarland concert, there are a few moments that truly take your breath away. One of these moments happened last night when the "Sing With Sugarland" winner took the stage. Avery is a 4-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 22 months old. The doctors told her family she had three months to live, but when they took her to St. Judes those doctors said, "We WON'T give up on your Baby Girl."


Jennifer, Avery's mom, took her onstage and sang 'Baby Girl' while Avery danced and clapped for the entire audience. What a beautiful moment that was for everyone involved. We're so honored that we were able to be a part of Avery's journey!


Thanks again, Prior Lake, for proving to us just how magical a Wednesday night can be if you add in all of the right ingredients! We'll be making our way back as soon as we can!


Photo Credit: Valarie Allyn Bienas

  1. Deborah avatar

    On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Deborah said:

    I went to the concert as sick as I was just because I didn't want to miss it. I was scheduled for an upper GI test in the morning. They took 6 samples out of my throat and stomach. I was in section J Row 2 Seat 5 which were pretty good seats. The only thing I didn't like was I talked to a guard and he told me I would be able to go down thr aisle to take a close up picture but after the concert started he said NO. I stood in line behind a lady and a partially blind girl and they came up too them and gave them passes too MEET and GREET with SUGARLAND. I thought there was not going to be a meet and greet and why not for sugarland club members. I was crushed when they received the passes.

  2. bjacobson09 avatar

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM, bjacobson09 said:

    What an amazing performance!! It wasn't the same as the last performance I went to with Jennifer wearing a blonde wig and dancing like crazy around on stage (can't blame her for being 6 months pregnant!), but it was the most moving performance I've ever been to. Little Avery was so sweet and that performance brought tears to just about every audience member. I just love the Sugarland vibes!! Fantastic show!

  3. Malibu06 avatar

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 4:37 AM, Malibu06 said:

    I loved going to see Sugarland i always do...i just was kind of not feeling it last night for some reason i guess the energy was coming from jennifer like it usually is and i cant blame her for being like 6 months just didnt feel like her other shows i have been too..but like always i cant wait to see sugarland agian hopefully soon

  4. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:59 AM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    I love all the songs on the set list!What a FANtastic show!!!!!.....John

  5. Johnfromsoutherncalifornia avatar

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 2:51 AM, Johnfromsoutherncalifornia said:

    Jennifer feeling "extra spunky" is absolutely FANtastic!!!Those two college freshman were BLESSED because they got to go to a Sugarland concert and they are going to college!Every night is a magical night with Sugaland and the magic in the air was Jennifer's and Kristian's voices!I am honored to be a part of Sugarland's journey!!!.......LOVE.....John


    On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM, SUGARLANDROCK said:

    It was an amazing nite. Avery was absolutely beautiful. I just wish the casino show werent so laid back. Its hard to have a pumped up show when half the ppl in front sit through the show. Sugarland did an awesome job.

  7. Liza avatar

    On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Liza said:

    Excellant time....I was so happy that I was able to go to this concert. I had planned on going to Cadott but knee surgery kept me from going then so I was excited when Prior Lake was announced.

  8. sugarland1418 avatar

    On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM, sugarland1418 said:

    I wasn't physically there, but a very nice Sugarfriend called me and let me listen for a little while. Didn't get a full Sugarhigh, but the Sugarbuzz I got will last me a little while.

  9. ttolz avatar

    On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM, ttolz said:

    I was planning to go to the IL show on 8/4 until I saw they were coming to MN and was ABOSLUTLY SO EXCITED!!! This was my 5th Sugarland concert and another AWESOME one it was!! I loved the crowd interaction (even though of all the shows I've been too, I think this was the most mellow crowd...which probably had to do with no alochol) and the "In Your Hands" theme was a great touch! I LOVED that Jennifer thew in a couple "mid-western" jokes and had such a peronal spunky attitude with this crowd! It was great to see all ages too, the youngest probably 4ish and I saw several edlerly people - that shows how amazing Sugarland really is!! Jennifer, you have the most adorable itty bitty baby bump that was so precious! I can't wait until ya'all are back in the area again (even though I'd travel miles and miles just to see them in concert!!!)!

  10. robbiecapp avatar

    On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM, robbiecapp said:

    One of the best shows with an amazing set list, lots of emotions going on at this show!

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