no shirt, no shoes, no problem

although i’m personally not a big “new pop-country” music fan i know there are a lot of people that are…which is why Ford Field will be at standing room only capacity this Saturday. Kenny Chesney (i like to think of him as a Jimmy Buffet for the new generation) brings his “Flip Flop Summer” tour to town. it’s an all day event full of big named opening acts all leading up to the crown prince of the sand & saddle himself. there will be seperate parties in the Ford Field parking lot as well as at the Marriott Hotel, too. listen to his music and it’ll make you want to sit on the beach with a beer in your hand and your arm around your horse. and even though i’ll never be as big a fan as all the Ches-nuts in his fan club i gotta admit that every once and a while i’ll catch myself tapping a toe along to his big hit “Summertime”. giddy up.

4 Comments so far

  1. Abster (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 7:29 pm

    My roommate will be there. She bought a new cowboy hat for the occasion.

    I can’t say I’m a fan, but I can agree that listening to this music makes me want to grab a beer…

  2. Robbie (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    Although I’m not the biggest fan of the “new pop-country” either, they are a blast to go to and hang out at. It’s definitely a “drink on the beach/ Jimmy Buffet” type atmosphere, and I love it! I get it that it’s not everyones scene, but if your going with a group of friends I think its a pretty chill place to hang out. Max, if your interested, I know there having Can-Am Spyder test rides in Utica. Maybe that’s more your style! Those things look pretty cool and you can sign up to test ride one here:

  3. Tom (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    I made the mistake of trying to go downtown at about 11pm, right as this event got out. I have *NEVER* been in such bad traffic, not only were thing a complete gridlock downtown but these concert goers/cowboys are terribly rude drivers. There were a few 2 way streets that become one way streets as the pickup truck drivers raced to the expressways. Nobody was letting anyone merge and people were blocking traffic lights.

    Someone should have told these fans not to drink and get behind the wheel, as many obviously were.

    The only time traffic in Detroit becomes unbearable is when any kind of country concert happens downtown, whether it’s the hoedown or this.

  4. max (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    i don’t think it’s as much a country music thing as much as it’s an “all day event” thing. think about what it would be like if they decided to have Ozz-fest at Comerica Park.

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