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Review: Lee Greenwood plays to the patriotic masses at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa




Because c'mon, what else was Lee Greenwood gonna do? Get UNpatriotic? Please. This is the Republican National Convention; you know Mr. God Bless the U.S.A. is gonna be here in his red, white and blue glory.

Sean Daly was at Greenwood's concert Monday at the Hard Rock Cafe, and he writes: 

Backed by a five-piece band, Greenwood, 69, chugged through a likable, and politics-free, 75-minute set of dusty Nashville hits before finally firing up the star-spangled stuff for his final three songs.

The Great Defenders sounded like a rollicking, and totally hetero, redux of the Village People's In the Navy. The not-so-understated Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly offered this point-blank lyric: "I pledge allegiance to this flag / And if that bothers you, well, that's too bad."

And then, finally, the overwrought synth gushed in and Greenwood launched into conservative rallying cry God Bless the U.S.A.

How was it? Click here to read Sean's full review.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:58am]


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