Posted on: February 19, 2013 by @MelissaHemmens
Thursday night I attended the Eric Church Blood Swear and Beers concert at Budweiser Gardens as the #BGreviewer. Thank you for the opportunity. This is my review of the evening.
I would just like to start off by saying that I have never seen more plaid in one place before. The energy in the arena was incredible even before opening act; Colt Ford came onto the stage. Colt Ford gave a great performance, from his country boy accent to every last dance move he did. He got the crowd excited to see “Country Music Jesus” Eric Church, and performed some great songs. His last song of the night got everybody up and out of their seats! Everyone who loves country music knows that Dirt Road Anthem is one of the best country songs out there. The audience had their phones up in the air and it looked phenomenal. Colt even came out in a London Knights jersey with his last name and the number 16, I’m pretty sure he had a blast with us!
Eric Church’s entrance to the stage was interesting. A cloud of smoke from one of the 20 smoke machines he had that night went off at the end of the stage and in that cloud of smoke, there he was singing Country Music Jesus. The roar of the audience was incredible, it was so loud in there and we were singing every word to every song he sang. His energy was top notch; he had a cup of Jack Daniels and Coke that went very well with his song, Jack Daniels. He disappeared after the song Livin’ Part of Life and all of a sudden the smoke machines went off and two green lasers made their way from the stage to the back of the RBC center. Eric came out and sang one of his newest singles, Creepin’. It was a great performance! He later slowed down the mood and sang songs like Love Your Love The Most, I’m positive he loves London the most. He got everyone up and out of their seats with the song Drink In My Hand; it was definitely a crowd favourite. He ended his set with the song Homeboy and he left the stage.
For the brief time he was gone, the arena went crazy. They were cheering and clapping and soon Eric Church came back and sang Smoke A Little Smoke, These Boots and everybody’s favourite, Springsteen.
It was simply one of the best concerts I have been to. I love the energy that country music brings out in people. People left the arena with big smiles on their faces, so I am positive I speak for everyone who was at the Eric Church concert on Thursday February 14th, 2013 that a melody definitely does sound like a memory. I will never forget this concert! Thank you Colt Ford, Eric Church and Budweiser Gardens.