Friday, July 24, 2015

crossroads floozies


While the girls were out drooling over Tim McGraw, the guys were wandering the streets of downtown.  Collecting ourselves, we walked down to Kansas City Power &Light District to catch the free show they were doing,   Everclear was playing their Summerland Tour, along with Fuel, Toadies, and American Hi-Fi.  It seemed like a good choice, until we got there.  It was hot and no air was moving.  Fuel was on stage.  I vaguely recall a few of their songs, but overall they were not impressive enough to stick around long for.

After some discussion it was decided we would make the trek down to Crossroads and see if that was any better.  The Floozies were playing along with Break Science, Wick-it the Instigator, and Sunsquabi.  It was outside too, but that venue didn't have a huge canopy holding the hot air in, and the line up seemed a bit more interesting.  It turned out to be the right choice, and we get there early enough to catch the act just before The Floozies took stage.  It was still hot, but there was air moving around, so it wasn't too bad.  The crowd didn't seem to mind.  Most were there, dancing to the final beat.  It was a fantastic night of music and lasers.  There is only photo from the evening (above), and the YouTube collage of clips below.



shotgun rider tour kc


A girls night out dropped in on the Shotgun Rider Tour, which kicked off in June with the usual high-energy show and dynamic production approach, laying the foundation for one of the biggest tours of the year.

Still riding high from a four-week #1 single, the extensive North American summer tour was announced in January, along with the release of a brand new single, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools."

With 35 #1 hits, including his recent multi-week chart-topper, “Shotgun Rider,” the three-time Grammy winner and nominee’s only road-block is putting together a set list.  McGraw’s history of amazing support talent continues with the addition of Special Guest Billy Currington and Chase Bryant. Currington has nine #1 hits to his credit, while Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” recently cracked the top 10 at country radio. 


The sound is a little blown out on the video, but was cut back a little during assembly.