Day One of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival is in the books. Friday featured performances by Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, and Brett Michaels (no seriously). Here are five random things I noticed at the festival.
Don’t die in the Toyota Paradise Park
Every year, Toyota is on hand with a tent full of freebies – which is cool, but hey, what’s this?
Not sure what, exactly, is going on in Paradise Park, but you might want to think about entering the place in a bubble. Sounds dangerous.
That seems like a lot of chicken
Dude on my shuttle has 6 rotisserie chickens and Stagecoach is off to a hell of a start
— Casey Dolan (@thecaseydolan) April 26, 2019
Yeah, that’s how my day started. I have to assume my dude was headed to the RV park to add some protein to all that Budweiser, but if he was taking into the fest, I would have loved to have seen how, exactly, he would’ve tried to sneak it past security.
Bret Michaels had tortilla samples
Bret Michaels hands out samples of s tortilla made by Cole Swindell at Stagecoach. pic.twitter.com/f2gYgweqTA
— pefbuck (@FieldingBuck) April 27, 2019
That sounds like a Mad Lib, but, remarkably, it is not.
— Stagecoach Festival (@Stagecoach) April 27, 2019
Bret also performed to a big crowd and mentioned he was in the band Poison about 5,000 times.
The crowd was fired up
Despite it being a million degrees on Friday, the Empire Polo Field was pretty packed by 3 pm, much earlier than Coachella – and, those who were there, were not messing around, with many ordering up drinks and dancing and, when it was time to cool off for a bit, laying on the floor of the air-conditioned cantina.
The place was packed
In previous years, Friday at Stagecoach seemed like it was running at about 60% of the crowd size as the rest of the weekend – probably because people had jobs to work and have to drives those RVs out and such. But those days appear to be over as Stagecoach as, by the time headliners Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell performed, Stagecoach was packed with people who somehow survived whatever dangers are lurking in that Toyota tent.