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February 23, 2012 - Marguerite Lanthier
It must be difficult to be the main act at a concert when you get upstaged by your opening act. That was the case on Feb. 16 when a friend and I went to see country singer Jason Aldean in concert in Green Bay. Aldean put on a pretty good show, but not compared to his opening act, Luke Bryan. Bryan is a natural entertainer. He interacts well with the crowd and is funny and flirty. He had the crowd shake it for him, during his song, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” and even threw in a pretty good country-fied version of the Adele song, “Someone Like You,” which the crowd joined in on. Aldean, did a lot of running around on stage, but he must have a more quiet personality. He tried his best, but he just couldn’t compare. Even my friend, a big Aldean fan, had to admit Bryan stole the show. At least he didn’t just stand there tapping his foot in front of a big screen like Alan Jackson. Personally, I liked Bryan better to begin with because I know more of his music. It was a pretty good concert though, especially when the two got together for a few duets. The concert was the third highest selling at the Resch Center — even the seats behind the stage were sold. We were on the side — kind of nose bleed — but we could see pretty well. I was able to carry a few very large red solo cups to our seats easily enough. Too bad my friend was sick. It would have been a really fun night.
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