Southern Exposure

Rascal Flatts
Small sample of the lawn crowd.

Sat., July 26, 2008

My friend Chhayal had lawn seats to see Rascal Flatts‘ sold out show at Nissan Pavilion and invited me to come along. My first reaction was to reply nooooo way! After all, classic /alt rock are in my blood. But being open-minded, I decided why not go see what a live country performance is like.

We met up with a zealous group of 14 acquaintances in the parking lot at the venue a few hours beforehand and tailgated. Making sure our tummies were well-lined to handle our cool summer beverages. Many of the people I spoke with said it was their third or fifth time seeing the band in concert. It was a beautiful summer night — perfect conditions for an outdoor show. The crowd was very enthusiastic. Taylor Swift was the opening act — not impressive. Later in the evening after the sun went down Rascal Flatts took the stage and boy what a performance they gave! Even though I only recognized two songs, I shockingly enjoyed myself. Their voices were impressive and their energy was contagious. Overall it was a really fun experience. Would I do it all again? You bet your banjo I would.

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