The second day of Lasso was much busier than the first. So much so that the organizers will confirm in the next few hours that the event will be back in 2023. And the spectators who had moved had definitely done so knowingly in front of the proposed program. Summary of the evening hosted by Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini.
Luke Bryan empties the bars
Country superstar Luke Bryan was highly anticipated at the Lasso Festival. As soon as Kelsea Ballerini’s concert ended, festival-goers who were on the side of the stage that would become unoccupied during her performance almost all went to the area in front of the stage where Nick Suzuki’s “favorite” artist was going to perform. . He also addressed the crowd between the two concerts.
Back to Luke Bryan, he started with I Don’t Want This Night to End, Kick the Dust Up and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye before being served shooter and margarita on stage for One Margarita. Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset and Hunting, fishing and Lovin’ Every Day followed, right after he asked the crowd if sex was part of their late-night plans.
In a number with a humorous flavor, Bryan settled down at the piano “to remember his Canadian classics”. He thus made the crowd languish by playing a few notes of Man! I Feel Like A Woman before muttering the chorus while laughing. Then we were treated to a portion of Everything I Do, I Do It For Youand another of Summer’s of 69 where the voices of festival-goers were given more prominence. He then took a long pause, acting out a moment of reflection. “I’m trying to remember a bit of Celine Dion, but all I can think of is Leonardo DiCaprio,” he blurted out… without playing any notes from the Charlemagne singer. He then continued with his song strip it down.
Drink A Beer, Knockin’ Boots, move also generated good reactions. Then came the home stretch of the gig with play it again, Rain Is A Good Thing, That’s My Kind Of Night and the reminder, Country Girls (Shake It For Me) for a crowd that was clearly won over and would have danced and sang all night long. Forget curiosity, those who were there knew the repertoire of the 46-year-old artist very well.
The only downside was in the bars where beer was rather rare at the end of the evening. By searching, however, you could find some in the counters farther from the stage.
The charisma of Kelsea Ballerini
Preceded by Man! I Feel Like A Woman music on hold, it’s on Miss Me More Kelsea Ballerini came on stage. Quickly linking with Love Me Like You Mean It, dibs and Legends, the singer with her pop country sound occupied all the space offered to her on stage and much more throughout her performance. His talent, his charisma and his charm will have definitely marked.
Speaking to the public for the first time, she revealed that it was her first visit to Montreal and that she was “obsessed” with the city, even going so far as to say that she was there. would move anytime if the crowd wanted it. Despite appearing at the Festival d’été de Québec in the first part of Lady Antebellum (now Lady A) in 2017, she added that she did not expect to see so many festival-goers on the floor for her show. “You are so loud!” she noted as several sang the lyrics to her songs.
After continuing with half of my hometown and I Quit Drinkingshe stopped by saying that the reaction of the crowd made her dizzy [giddy]. Then, recalling that she was launching a new opus, “Subject to change”, on September 23, she presented the extracts LOVE IS A COWBOY and HEARTFIRST taking out his guitar…bought today in Montreal.
Indeed, the soon-to-be 29-year-old singer said she arrived in the metropolis on a commercial flight from New York on Friday. “They completely forgot to put the luggage in the hold. Nobody had their luggage when they arrived! So we had to go shopping today!” she explained, worrying about her hairstyle.
During Hole In The Bottle, she went down to the floor to take part in several selfies and run along the security corridors. So much so that she had to take a sip of water when she returned to the stage, completely out of breath from the race. The timing was right for the ride. Homecoming Queen.
By way of conclusion, the singer from Knoxville, Tennessee presented her collaboration with The Chainsmoker, This Feeling.