Behind the Scenes


IMG_6991 (1)Thanks to a family connection, the hubby and I were behind the scenes at the Kenny Chesney concert in Bangor, Maine.

IMG_7019Talk about activity! Several dozen folks scurry around getting everything perfect for the performance.

IMG_7009 (1)Instruments stand ready

while band members warm up for what will be an energetic performance.

Outside the arena, crowds gather

IMG_6983and vendors offering food, drink and souvenirs are plentiful.

IMG_6982I really liked this traveling pizza oven!

IMG_7004 (1)Behind the scenes, there was plenty for us to eat, too.

IMG_7021As time draws close for the concert to begin, the crowd noise picks up in anticipation.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally, the curtain goes up and there he is, Kenny Chesney!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor two hours, this man is the ultimate performer,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnever still,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAlifting the crowd to fever pitch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I tell you folks get their money’s worth from his show, believe it!

IMG_7008Then, it’s all over and those same crews that set up begin tearing down and loading  equipment into semis.

IMG_7003There must have been 15-20 of them filled with all the necessary paraphernalia.

IMG_7006All done, musicians and staff fill buses that will drive through the night to the next  concert destination in New Brunswick where it’s all to do over.  After being behind the scenes and seeing what goes into preparing for a concert, I have a whole new appreciation not only for the entertainer but for all the folks who work so hard to make it happen.

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