Kris Allen Update - The Latest & Greatest

By Paul Eilers on 3:49 PM

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This is a guest post from my wife, Laura.

Well, things are getting a tad-bit crazy here in Conway, Arkansas.

Kris Allen T-Shirts

Just trying to get a Kris Allen T-shirt here in town is an ordeal. I spent an hour after work yesterday at HipSway, waiting on a T-shirt, only to leave empty-handed. I was told to come back this morning at 9am to pick up my shirts.

I then left for Ace Hardware (they're selling the official Kris Allen T-shirts) to see if I could get a look at their T-shirt design. I was initially told they would have a shipment of T-shirts delivered at 6pm, but the delivery was put off until 8am Friday. I liked the looks of the official design, so I decided to go back Friday morning and buy one. Imagine my surprise when I arrived at 8:05 am and their huge parking lot was full! There were two LONG lines: one to get your ticket(s) - limit 6 - and the other to get your shirt(s). Well, an hour later, I got my shirt and two more for my coworkers.

Kris Allen Concerts

Kris Allen performing at the Riverfest AmpitheatreWhen I got to work at Acxiom this morning, my coworker told me that her son (who works at the University of Central Arkansas - Kris Allen's alma mater) told her that people were in line, early this morning, to get tickets for the 3pm concert at Reynolds Hall. By 11:00am, the line had wrapped around the building. They started issuing tickets at noon. Doors opened at 2:15pm today.

We also heard people had spent the night downtown at Simon Park, to save their seats for the 5:30pm concert later today.

Kris performed at the Little Rock Riverfest Ampitheatre today at 11:30am. The crowd was estimated to be around 15,000. I-40 was locked up this morning from Conway to Little Rock as the fans traveled to see Kris perform at the Ampitheatre this morning.

Kris Allen likes Holly's Country Cooking!

My husband, Paul, picked me up for lunch and took me to Holly's. While paying for our food, Paul joked with Holly, the owner. When she asked if that's all we wanted he said, "Yeah, and we also need a plate for Kris Allen." She said, "Okay!" I told her he's just kidding. Holly said she actually has a huge order for him later on today. I told Paul I wouldn't be surprised if the American Idol crew asked Kris where they could get some good home-cooking and Kris said, "Holly's!"

Kris Allen likes Stoby's Too!

Paul called me a little bit ago to report that as he drove by Stoby's (which is three blocks from our house), he saw it was packed out and there were police cars and a black stretch limo out front. I told him I'm sure Kris is inside. Stoby's is another local Conway favorite, offering burgers, fries, their famous original cheese dip and other American cuisine. I personally like Stoby's for their crushed ice or as I like say, "the good ice!" Stoby's has a big banner on the roof that says, "Stoby's Supports Kris Allen With a Lifetime Supply of Cheese Dip." Funny, huh? Paul estimated there were about a hundred people outside of Stoby's waiting (cameras at the ready) for Kris to come out with ketchup on his shirt.

Paul checked our our 16-year-old son, Dylan, out of school early. He told him Kris Allen was eating lunch at Stoby's. Dylan's immediate response was, "I don't see why he would want to eat there, when he could've eaten at Holly's." Hehehehe!

Judges' Choice

It's just been announced that the song the judges picked for Kris Allen to perform Tuesday night on American Idol is "Apologize" by One Republic. I think it's a good choice.

Conway Downtown Parade and Concert

I plan on going downtown after work for the parade and concert. It's going to be fun to see how far away I'm going to have to park and how close I can get to the action.

American Idol TourI called into Alice 107.7 yesterday trying to win tickets to the American Idol tour at the Alltel Arena in Little Rock on July 25th. I was the winning caller, but I answered the trivia answer incorrectly! Dern. The question was, "When Kris Allen was in the Top 13, what song did he sing?" I guessed 'Man in the Mirror'.

Survey says.... EEEEEEEEEHHHHHH!

The right answer was "Remember the Time". I choked. I would've Googled for the answer, but I was in shock that I was caller #10. Can you say CHOKE!

Thanks for reading!

Laura




Related Posts:

Kris Allen's Homecoming Itinerary

Kris Allen and American Idol Are Coming To Conway!

Kris Allen: Conway's American Idol Sensation


Until next time,

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Paul



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1 comments for this post

OMG, I heard you on the radio! I was trying to call too. I was glad when I didn't make it through because I too would've given the same answer as you! *sigh* How aggravating!!!

I guess I'll just have to buy my tickets.

I am glad that the turn out for Kris was so great. They said on Fox 16 last night that the press and the turnout for the other idols wasn't nearly as large as Kris!! :)

Posted on May 9, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

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