RDM welcomes us to the weekend. This week we take a tour of the deep south. View the archives here.
How in the world did I get into country music? However it happened, this transformation took place over the past calendar year.
If I wanted to lie, I could just say I tolerate the concerts because my girlfriend likes the music. But, in reality, it’s really not so bad. Shit, I’ll tailgate at way less interesting events than a country music concert. Kindergarten graduations. Christenings. Anything, really.
I will once again be attending a country concert this weekend. And I’ve come to realize that country concerts actually do have even more to offer beyond a great tailgate atmosphere.
There is a tremendous “people watching” opportunity at a country concert. The attendees actually encompass a wide variety of people. There are a number of things you can count on seeing.
A shit ton of fans will be wearing plaid shirts. It can be a 90 degree day in the middle of summer, but the plaid must go on. That’s actually a unisex thing believe it or not. The same goes for cowboy boots, although I notice it more for the women. Although I wouldn’t recommend slipping your puppies in a cowboy boot as the heat index reaches summer highs, it’s better than showing off your hideous feet in open toed sandals, ladies.
Moving away from clothing; the choice of beverage is interesting as well. It’s like the bottle was never invented, and the import tariff on beer is through the roof. And that’s fine — I went through my Busch Light can phase, too. I called that phase college.
I am excited for some tailgate-style food. Even in the northeast, for these concerts, all of a sudden 1,500 barbecue experts magically appear. And these dudes are serious about their BBQ. It’s all about freshness. And they are bringing animals they have killed to the party. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
10pm — Breaking Bad season premiere [AMC] *Unless you have DirecTV. In that case you apparently have no channels left. Good luck with that.