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Two Darien Lakes' Concert Reviews Sept 2010

Discussion in 'Concert Reviews' started by KP_NUTZ, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. KP_NUTZ

    KP_NUTZ New Member

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    Rascal Flatts’ country feels like rock-pop
    By Jeff Miers

    NEWS POP MUSIC CRITIC


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    September 04 2010, 12:00 AM
    Updated: September 04, 2010, 1:23 PM


    Concert Review

    Rascal Flatts

    With Kellie Pickler and Chris Young. Friday evening in the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.


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    Kellie Pickler opened with a set of earnest songs in the country vixen mode. Lovely, and in possession of an agile, gorgeous voice, Pickler did command the crowd’s attention with standard post-Shania fare like “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” “Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again” and “Red High Heels.” Her best bits, though, involved interpretations of the songs of Dolly Parton, who Pickler claimed as an inspiration. A medley of Jolene” and “Two Doors Down” was as close to organic country music as things got.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/gusto/concert-reviews/article181427.ece



    Concert review: Rascal Flatts true to form
    Troy L. Smith – Staff writer
    Living – September 4, 2010 - 5:00am


    The summer concert season at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center did not go out with a bang Friday night. No, Rascal Flatts’ stellar performance felt more like a highly enjoyable ride to the finish line, in a laid-back Cadillac.

    Fans fought past the threat of bad weather to fill the venue by the time the Flatts hit the stage just before 9:30 p.m. As usual for the group’s shows, the crowd was diverse with a mix of all ages.

    Opener Chris Young used his 25-minute set to breeze through hits like “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” and “The Man I Want to Be.” The 25-year-old has drawn comparisons to Alan Jackson and George Strait for good reason. Young’s old-school appeal hit the mark with the crowd that was still filtering in.

    Most of the seats seemed to be filled by the time the beautiful Kellie Pickler hit the stage. While Pickler is still widely known for her days on American Idol, the 24-year-old has certainly found a home in country music. Fans knew the words to just about every song she sang. The highlight of Pickler’s set clearly was her biggest single to date, “Best Days of Your Life,” which she co-wrote with Taylor Swift in 2008. The moving anthem brought a huge roar from the crowd.

    Young and Pickler seemed like the perfect openers for Rascal Flatts, which has blended the sounds of old-school country music and contemporary pop as well as anyone during the past decade.
    In August, Rascal Flatts celebrated its 10th anniversary, and on Friday, the group members sounded as invigorated as ever.

    In typical Flatts fashion, the trio opened with one of its most high-energy tunes, “Bob That Head” and followed with crowd-pleasers such as “Me and My Gang” and “Prayin’ For Daylight.”
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    http://rocnow.com/article/living/20109040332
     
  2. Robert

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    Two good reviews!!

    I am trying to remember, but I have yet to see a negative or even a lukewarm review of Kellie this year. There were a few last year, but can't remember a single one this year.

    'Course I do have a selective memory sometimes.......

    I do like the comment about the people being in their seats when Kellie starts.....which has not been the case for most of the country music shows I have attended. This has been mentioned before by reviewers.
     
  3. kelliedawn

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    Great reviews for Kellie!
     

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