Review: Hank Williams Jr. gets rowdy, but not too political, at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City
Are you ready for some Hank Williams Jr.? About 8,000 fans were on Sunday at the Florida Strawberry Festival, as Bocephus played the country extravaganza for the first time.
The crowd may have been expecting a night of red, white 'n' blue Obama-bashing (and they got a little of that with the opening number, Keep the Change), but for the most part, the evening was just a raucous night of country music from one of the genre's most rambunctious figures. Sean Daly was there, and he writes:
If you were expecting a political rally, it wasn't. As it turned out, folks were there not so much to boo the powers-that-be, but to cheer a 62-year-old eccentric. Williams sells Confederate flags with his name emblazoned on them, but he also howls of "getting stoned all the time" on relatively libertarian hits such as Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound. The truth is, Williams was altogether likable and, for the most part, tame.
Photo: Octavio Jones, tbt*