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Review: Luke Bryan at Klipsch


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Everyone was keen to show off their best country digs at Luke Bryan's Dirt Road Diaries Tour this past Sunday at Klipsch. Plaid shirts, girls in jean skirts and cowboy boots were everywhere to be seen at this gathering, which sold out just minutes after tickets went on sale.

Florida Georgia Line started the night off with music from their first and only album, Here's to the Good Times. Although their set was short, it was evident they were a crowd favorite -- nearly everyone was waving their arms and singing along to their top hits "Cruise," "Get Your Shine On" and "Round Here."

Next up was Thompson Square, best known for their single "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." The fact that lead singers Keifer and Shawna Thompson are husband and wife made the love song that much sweeter, and they even shared a kiss on stage.

Luke Bryan's enthusiastic performance and hip-swinging moves left most of the ladies in the crowd swooning, and even left a mother, attending the concert with her also enthusiastic 20-something-year-old daughter, crying tears of joy multiple times throughout his set. To be fair, his energy and connection with the crowd were unmatched, making the audience feel like the whole affair was some big house party rather than a concert. One crazy fan that managed to make it past the security guards jumped on stage to steal a moment (and a beer or two) with Bryan.

The entire concert was definitely entertaining. I even found myself bopping along to songs I wasn't familiar with -- proof of country music's unavoidable charm. And did I mention Willy from Duck Dynasty stopped by? Everyone left the concert pleased and I heard multiple people exclaiming it was the best concert they had ever seen. As far as good times go, a rocking country concert on a muggy Indiana night is hard to beat.


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