Rascal Flatts gives a dynamic performance during the tail end of their Bob That Head tour
Rascal Flatts definitely answered the question “where did all the chicks go?” during their Bob That Head tour which is just now coming to a close. As for the music, it was a locked-down tight performance. The setlist flowed extremely well, keeping the concert’s momentum and energy up perfectly, and they even snuck in a song or two from their upcoming album, “Unstoppable” which releases April 7th 2009. I could go on and on about their musical skillset and performance quality, but that’s the same thing every other review is going to do. And we’re not like everyone else are we? When I go to a concert I’m looking for more than just what the CD could have provided me; I’m looking for a show! Something that proves I got more for my ticket then what my car stereo was giving me.
You see, I will admit proudly that in addition to loving country music I was, and still am, a fan of 80’s glam and hair metal. Long guitar solos, spectacular stage shows, men who can really sing a ballad, and of course all that hair drew me to their concerts with a passion. They also drew millions of other women who were dressed to kill and knew every word of every song. This in turn drew the men who would chick-chase, and so a happy arena-filling tour industry thrived. But as my hair metal days came to a close I started to wonder where the men go to chase the chicks now? Who’s packing arenas and venues to the till for a thrilling concert experience?
The answer? Country Stars. The screaming fans are all following country music’s biggest acts. The Rascal Flatts concert easily had a 5-1 girl to guy ratio and played directly to that crowd with compliments, love songs, and high energy hits. As for the guys in the crowd, if they were able to look away from the eye candy surrounding them long enough to look onstage, they were rewarded with an awesome light show, screaming guitar solos, and guess what? Even more hot chicks! Yes, Rascal Flatts had dancers behind a thinly-veiled screen who you could watch through the whole show.
On top of the outstanding visual and guitar displays, Rascal Flatts also showed something that I have never seen at a country show… A true sense of humor. Between Gary messing with the touring guitarist during an emotional ballad, Joe truly enjoying his run of the stage, and Jay telling jokes and really getting the crowd roaring, these guys made sure the entire show was an interactive experience. They called out for responses from the crowd, jumped down into the frontlines to sing, and even pulled up one little girl for an impromptu performance of her own. These are guys who truly know how to make fans a part of their act. I for one, can’t wait to catch them next time around on the Rascall Flatts Unstoppable tour this summer!Country Music Photo Gallery