For months, Drew Bargsley of Hurst had grand plans for a trip to see Garth Brooks in concert.
As a surprise, Bargsley would take his girlfriend Chelsea Townsend on her birthday to see their first Brooks concert in Oklahoma City on Saturday. At the concert, Bargsley would get on one knee and propose.
Bargsley, 30, got a "yes." And Brooks, who noticed the commotion around the couple in the arena, stopped singing long enough to announce that he and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, would pay for their honeymoon to Hawaii.
"I did not plan on it blowing up the way it did," Bargsley said Sunday.
"I'm in shock," Townsend said. "It was like an out-of-body experience."
The couple was still absorbing the attention Sunday as they drove back to Texas. After Brooks' offer, a security team took them into the catacombs of Chesapeake Energy Arena and took their information.
The scene at the concert all came out smoothly even though it looked shaky at first.
Bargsley asked a person behind them to record the proposal.
"She messed up the video and kind of freaked out," Bargsley said. "But all the women around us who saw me on one knee were oohing and ahhing. And that went on like a wave through the arena, like at a sports event."
That caught the attention of Brooks, who stopped singing the ballad "Unanswered Prayers" and walked to the left side of the stage and used his live microphone to ask what the heck was going on in the stands. When Brooks got the answer yelled back to him, he started talking to the couple, first congratulating Bargsley for a smart plan and then blurting out his offer.
"Where do you want to go on your honeymoon?" Brooks asked Townsend. "No idea? Well, I tell you what. If you pick Hawaii, Miss Yearwood and I will pay for it, OK?"
Brooks' announcement drew a roar from the crowd. Yearwood also had a set during the show and confirmed the gift (while Bargsley was headed to a concession stand), but she jokingly said, "nobody else can get engaged tonight!"
The couple was already fans, but it's "Garth from now on," Bargsley said.