If a night of fun, music, and awesome light shows sounds like a good time, then you should check out a Brad Paisley concert.
I attend several concerts a year at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater and enjoy a wide variety of music at the shows. This was my first country concert and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Frankly speaking, I was BLOWN away!
Brad certainly knows how to please the crowds at his concerts and he did just that this past week! He opened with an instrumental version of his hot new song “Moonshine In The Trunk ” and then went into a great arrangement and mix of both old and new songs. He even included an on screen duet with both Carrie Underwood and Andy Griffin-both songs revved up the crowd and got people singing and dancing. My favorite part of his performance was when he was being challenged by Dee Jay Silver on his guitar playing skills. Dee Jay would play popular songs such as “Life In The Fast Lane” and even threw “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen at him and Brad matched the notes without breaking a sweat. His guitar skills are pretty hard to match! At one point during the concert a fan handed him an American Flag and Brad played an entire song with the flag stuck in his guitar.
Another aspect of Brad’s show was the back display he incorporates. It had everything from holigrams of other artists to vibrant light displays. One of the funniest was a cartoon image of Brad during the song “Celebrity” that actually “came to life” as a man wearing the giant head interacting with the crowd. It was hilarious and the crowd ate it up! Brad also thrilled several attendees by grabbing their phones and taking selfies. He even played and autographed a guitar on stage and then handed it to an audience member-I was pretty jealous not to be closer to the stage!
All in all, it was definitely a night to remember-topped off with a special pass to MEET & GREET Brad. Yes, I got to meet him! Proof is in the picture! Although it was a slightly rushed meeting, we were able to get signed pictures from him and have our pictures taken. I could not have asked for a better “first” country concert!
I was lucky enough to enjoy the night thanks to Kraft so I thought I’d make a yummy cheeseburger dinner before the concert using Kraft cheese! What would be better to go along with Brad’s new single “Limes” than a spicy chicken lime cheeseburger?!
Kraft Spicy Chicken Lime Cheeseburgers Recipe
Kraft Shredded Cheese
1 lb Ground Turkey
3 Tablespoons Salsa
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
Pepper and Garlic Salt to taste
1. Combine all ingredients and shape into burger patties
2. Grill patties until fully cooked.
3. Top with Kraft shredded cheese.
4. Stick on a bun and enjoy with your favorite toppings!
If you’d like to attempt your own special effects like Brad does in his concerts, check out the new Blippar App available for smart phones. It takes ordinary pictures and adds life to them buy making them 3D, interactive, or just plain more fun! You can also play games, watch movie trailers and videos with the app. My favorite feature of the app is the ability to take pictures using virtual photo booths-how fun is that?! I can even make my cheeseburger recipe above “come to life”!
Disclosure: I received concert tickets in exchange for this review
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