Spending a Friday night with 20,000 screaming fans is always one heck of a party, but if you add a couple of country music’s leading entertainers, then you are in for a great night! Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean performed Sept. 14 at the Verizon Wireless amphitheater (or Riverport, if you like to roll old school).
Luke Bryan might want country girls to shake it for him (if you are confused, just search “Country Girl – Shake it for Me” and you will get the idea), but I am rather certain that most of the girls thoroughly enjoyed his horrible dance moves and his shaking ability.
Bryan did put on a great show. He was funny and upbeat, and he even sang a little of Justin Beiber’s hit, “Boyfriend.” The whole amphitheater stood in shock and died laughing when he finished his little rendition. He went on to sing his chart toping hits such as: “Do I,” “Drunk on You” and “I Don’t Want This Night to End.” He preformed for over an hour. The crowd laughed and sang along; it was great.
Jason Aldean also knows how to throw a party. He rocked the stage for well over an hour. He sang “Big Green Tractor,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” my personal favorite, “Fly Over States” and many more of his #1 hits. He ran all over the stage, even taking time to talk to the fans and tell stories about the songs. He connects with his fans on a deeper level than most artists today, and that’s probably why he’s able to sell out concert venues in no time.
It would be impossible to go to a country concert and not say a few words about the funny things one gets to experience. Of course, boots are a must– for the guys and the girls! A good pair of jeans for the guys and a cute short sundress for the girls seems to be the top choice for country concerts this year. Drinking tends to be the norm, especially at a country concert, which always makes for great people-watching. When the concert is finished you’ll find yourself running as fast as you can to your car to try to avoid sitting in the parking lot for hours.
Bryan and Aldean both put on a great show, which entertained the fans for hours. It’s always sad to see them leave the stage, but country music fans always have next year to look forward to. I’m already excited to buy my tickets!