Kenny Chesney fans go wild at the Ford Amphitheatre
Sean Daly has seen Kenny Chesney in concert before. Here's a review from 2008.
When Chesney came to Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre for a sold-out show Saturday night, though, Sean wanted to dig deeper. He wanted to find out why Chesney has become the most reliably popular touring artist in the United States.
To do that, he spent the day with a Lakeland family who tailgated for seven hours before the concert. And in so doing, he came face-to-face with plenty of 9-to-5 fans who lived for the date on each calendar when Kenny comes to town.
"You can call him a Kmart Buffett all you want," he writes, "but give Chesney credit: He's coupled boat-drink dreams with blue-collar reality, a simple formula with staggering 21st century pull."
Click here to check out the entire fun story; it's well worth a read. And then click here to check out some of Kainaz Amaria's excellent photos -- like the above shot of Tamara Segrest, 27, who's proudly sporting a Kenny Chesney tattoo.