For one magical night, Disneyland had to borrow their tagline to Boise, Idaho…
Friday night, Albertsons Stadium in Boise was the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ for several reasons. First off, the stadium is/was a dry stadium but fans were knocking back $10 Coors tallboys like they were going out of style. Second, no major concert had ever been allowed on the Boise State Broncos’ football field, until Friday, that is. Lastly, it took 27 years for the 6-time Entertainer of the Year to return to Boise.
The show nearly ended as quickly as it started though.
Brooks’ massive sound stage, let out an ear-deafening pop during “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House.” Then the stage went silent.
Unaware of the sound-system issue, Brooks kept on singing. But soon he was forced to stop the performance and left the stage.
For what seemed like an eternity, the only sound the nervous crowd heard was the helicopter that filmed the show from above. When the glitch finally was resolved, the 10-minute delay simply added to the historic event.
Not only did 42,000 fans get the opportunity to experience a Garth Brooks show, they also were treated to an appearance by Blake Shelton. Now, it wasn’t necessarily a surprise appearance, since fans have known for weeks that Garth was going to bring out Blake to sing their new duet Dive Bar… What they didn’t know is that it wasn’t just a run-of-the-mill one-off performance. It had a little extra.
See for yourself:
Yep, Dive Bar, God’s Country and then another trip back to the Dive Bar. Well played by Blake and Garth. Traditionally, the main artist (Brooks) will simply bring out the featured act (Shelton), they’d do the song, pat each other on the back, get some love from the crowd, hug it out and that would be the end of it. But Shelton belting out his two-week #1 song ‘God’s Country’ was the cherry on top of the sundae. Brooks & Shelton then gives the crowd even more than they were expecting, with another round of ‘Dive Bar’.
That had to be a phenomenal experience for the crowd in Boise. One could say… ‘More Than A Memory’?