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So much cooler online…

Well actually, Brad Paisley was so much cooler in person! One of my Christmas gifts to Shawnee was tickets to his concert last night at the Minnesota State Fair. The three opening acts were the very talented (and hot) Kellie Pickler (pictured, right), the young songwriter Taylor Swift (Teardrops on My Guitar) and Jack Ingram (*yawn*). The three openers had pretty normal sets, then the stage was cleared and all you saw a giant black tarp about halfway back. Then, Brad’s stage appeared instantly in all of the techno-glory pictured above. The photo doesn’t really do it justice, but there were screens everywhere used for video, graphics, and just general “mood” lighting. He opened with “Online” and “Mud on the Tires,” had a very touching tribute to people who have recently (and some not-so-recently) passed including images of the Shuttle Challenger, the World Trade towers and Interstate 35W – although they incorrectly dated it as 8.2.07. He did a couple acoustic songs while the band took a break and showed us some of his computer animation skills with a Speed Racer parody staring “Zoom Paisley.” The set wouldn’t be complete of course without his hit “Alcohol” (pictured below) and the evening ended with some very impressive fireworks.

Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on August 23rd, 2007 at 10:30 pm. Filled under: Random. | No Comments |