Review and photos: Brooks and Dunn bid farewell to Tampa at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
The farewell tour for chart-topping country duo Brooks and Dunn hit Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre -- excuse us, Tampa's 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ... man, that still doesn't sound right -- on Friday night, and Sean Daly was in the sold-out crowd of 20,000 to take in all the boot-scootin' action:
Brooks & Dunn don't do anything fancy, and they're regular-looking joes for sure. With the exception of a giant steer skull hanging overhead and a few video screens, even their stage was blue-collar. But therein lies the appeal. B&D's hook-driven songs are all about real love, authentic boot-scootin' and, as they put, dreaming in red, white and blue.
Backed by a 10-piece band, they let the music do all the work — You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl, Put a Girl In it, Ain't Nothing 'Bout You — and isn't that refreshing in this day and age?
Photos: Daniel Wallace, tbt*