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Review / photos: Kenny Chesney draws more than 50,000 to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa




The biggest concert of the year in Tampa Bay -- at least from a crowd standpoint -- didn't come within sniffing distance of the attendance record set by U2 at Raymond James Stadium in 2009.

But Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker still drew 50,548 fans to RayJay on Saturday night. And Kenny treated them all to a master class in country cool and rock 'n' roll spectacle:

First appearing harnessed high above the 50-yard line, Chesney slowly zip-lined to the stage and tore off a few cookers, including Reality and Live Those Songs. ... For more than two hours, the 42-year-old wanted everyone to see how hard he was working, sweating, shaking his hips and running like mad. His songs were mostly commoner's laments and fantasies. For the chummy happy-hour hit When the Sun Goes Down, Chesney even brought out portly duet partner Uncle Kracker, who looked like he wandered in from a Jiffy Lube office party.

Click here for Sean Daly's full review. And after the jump, get more of Luis Santana's photos of Kenny Chesney.






[Last modified: Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:25pm]


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