Paisley draws 70K to lake gig
Monday, July 12, 2010
– Brad Paisley headlined AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event at The Reserve at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas, drawing about 70,000 people. According to local officials, there were 65,000 to 70,000 fans and over 7,000 boats for the concert, breaking previous attendance records and nearly doubling last year's record setting event.
Boats started arriving on Monday for prime positioning for the concert. The event was hosted by Sea Ray Boats and local dealer Sail & Ski Center.
Paisley played the two-hour concert on a stage at water's edge, for fans that could only access the show by boat and some got closer to the stage with inner-tubes, blow-up boats, surf boards and other flotation devices. With a 100-foot thrust perched on floats, Paisley was able to walk out into the midst of thousands of fans on water.
Other performers included Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and Joanna Smith.
Paisley's H2O World Tour continues this weekend with shows in Chicago on Friday and Moline, Ill. on Saturday.
More news for Brad Paisley
CD reviews for Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley isn't content to keep doing the same old. In fact, this is probably the least traditional country outing in his career. Yet, a few things remain intact - great guitar playing and singing and a sense of humor without being too kitschy.
In fact, Paisley manages to combine the ultra serious with his typical sense of humor. The seriousness is never more apparent from Paisley than on the controversial Accidental Racist with LL Cool J, who helped write and perform it. ...
Brad Paisley's new live hits CD is a bit of a tease. That's because it only goes half way in replicating the true live Paisley experience. Watching the accompanying concert videos at a Paisley show, whether the venue screen is showing Andy Griffith during Waitin' on a Woman or the montage of recently-deceased celebrities that accompanies When I Get Where I'm Going, reveal how Paisley simply must be seen to be fully enjoyed.
Nevertheless, Paisley in concert and captured on ...
Brad Paisley has grown up on his eighth album. Yes, the West Virginian maintains a sense of humor, but apparently aging has left its mark on a maturing singer who has never forsaken his country roots. That is ever so apparent in songs like Anything Like Me and Oh Yeah, You're Gone. The former finds Paisley looking at the passage of time through his son's life in a tender, but not sappy look. On the latter, he's a five-year-old boy who doesn't get what he wants, which his grandfather notices. ...