Thoughts I had while at a free Brad Paisley concert for Frontier Communications customers:
1. Is it obvious to all of these folks around me that I barely know who Brad Paisley is?
2. Is it obvious to all of these folks that I don't like country music?
3. I suppose this proves my love for free outdoor live music is greater than my disinterest in country music.
4. Why are there more trucker hats than cowboy hats? Are they the new Stetson? And if so, that's a real shame because if you're given a chance to wear a Stetson why wouldn't you? Trucker hats are just as lame as they've always been.
5. Those two guys are literally wearing overalls and tank tops and trucker hats and carrying 2 giant beers each.
6. Remember when overalls were all the rage back in the 90s and how comfy they were?
7. Whatever happened to my overalls?
8. How much is this costing Frontier?
9. How badly did they screw up on their transition for Verizon?
10. How often does Brad Paisley do corporate events? And how much does he hate himself for it? Probably not too much.
11. How many times is he going to mention hanging out on the banks of a river/lake in one of his songs?
12. That must be nice to have a last name that is so conducive to cool guitar designs. All I could put on a guitar would be a silhouette of a feudal serf.
13. I think he's on his 7th guitar change over.
14. Who in the H is smoking around here?! Dumb new pot law!
15. If the opening act grew up in Orange County then where did he get his southern accent?
16. Is Brad Paisley this boring at all of his shows or just the corporate events? I mean, he's talented but would it kill him to crack a joke?
17. Am I partially to blame for this? Can he sense that some of us are neither fans of him nor his genre but are going along with a giant corporation essentially buying art for the amusement of the masses? Are we all just minor nobles in the Medici court?
18. Is country music bringing about an existential crisis in me?
19. Do not take that free Brad Paisley/Frontier Communications red trucker hat, Rachel!