The crowd stood up then and never sat down through Bryan's 90-minute show.
Bryan's show was on fire, literally. When the country sensation started his set with "That's
With one hit after another, Bryan's set felt like a giant sing-along. There was no need to be a country music fan to appreciate his ability to connect with the crowd -- people weren't afraid to belt out his songs with him.
Bryan slipped several
But there was nothing slow-moving about Bryan's dance moves. Wearing a gray T-shirt, black baseball hat and tight pants, Bryan rarely stood still, shaking his hips from beginning to end.
Whether Bryan was singing one of his upbeat hits, such as "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Country Man," or
Bryan took a seat at the piano to deliver "We Rode in Trucks," in which he replaced "
Teenage girls in homemade T-shirts, college couples and middle-aged attendees alike swooned over Bryan's songs and dance.
When Bryan finished the set with "I Don't Want This Night to End," in which he sprinkled the chorus from
He finished the night with "Play it Again" and an extended version of "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)." The last song featured snippets from other popular songs, such as Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy."
Bryan clearly wanted to be on stage, and his energy was contagious. His high-voltage performance was the perfect way to end the weekend.
Highs and lows
Fans were on their feet, clapping and singing along from the start. Young followed the opener with two of his biggest songs: "Gettin'
Unlike Bryan, Young didn't do much dancing or moving around the stage. One of the most impressive parts of the show was a drum solo late in the set.
The crowd was obviously there for
The show ended just as it was getting good. Young finally seemed to be having fun on stage when he belted out "Tomorrow" and wrapped things up with "Save Water, Drink Beer." His final song seemed to be the crowd's favorite, so his up-and-down set ended on a high note.
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