Luke Bryan tour leaves fans dancing

By Jacqueline Lopez-Crisp

On Oct. 26, Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour took over The Forum in Inglewood. The newly remodeled venue was sold out, and the audience was anxious for Bryan to take the stage.

Bryan’s performance lasted an hour and 45 minutes, and included him singing his popular hits, rapping, playing the guitar and piano and dancing. Along with Bryan’s musical skills, the show included pyrotechnics, a rising stage, a full-sized truck prop and a pier that appeared on stage.

Bryan opened the show with his popular hit “That’s My Kind of Night” and closed the show with “Country Girl (Shake it for Me).” In between these two songs, he performed an array of his hits including “Drunk on You,” “Crash my Party” and “Play it Again.”

Although known as a country artist, Bryan’s setlist also included 2Pac’s “California Love,” the “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song and Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite.”

This was the last concert on the tour’s 2014 schedule. However, after playing a sold out show at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night, Bryan’s voice could not handle the stress. During “Country Girl (Shake it for Me),” Bryan’s voice kept giving out. This proved to be the lowest point of the concert. However, the crowd did not seem to mind as they cheered, sang along and helped Bryan with the lyrics. His lack of voice did not stop him from dancing and jumping around the stage as he finished the concert.

Bryan was very interactive with the audience. He took the time throughout and after the concert to go around the stage and high five concertgoers, shake their hands and sign autographs. At one point, he even wore an audience member’s cowboy hat before signing it.

Through the concert, Bryan encouraged audience members of legal age to drink a beer with him. Numerous times, he toasted to the audience and took sips of different drinks. During one song, stars appeared on the ceiling while Bryan sat on the pier.

Bryan wore a casual outfit of jeans, a t-shirt and a baseball cap that he constantly shifted around from forward to backwards.

At one part of the show, Bryan was joined on stage by opening acts Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. Both performers sang and drank beers with Bryan. Brice even took a shot of alcohol with Bryan.

Besides Brice and Swindell joining Bryan onstage, Bryan also invited his security guard onstage to rap along with him. In addition, Bryan had his guitar specialist join him to play guitar and sing a song. Since it was the last night of the 2014 tour, the band came back out dressed up in different costumes.

Overall, the audience enjoyed themselves throughout the concert, as they sang and danced along to Bryan’s most popular songs. Bryan is a singer, musician, performer, dancer and now rapper: his rapping even had a country feel to it.

Just like the lyrics in “I Don’t Want this Night to End” suggests, Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour was the type of tour that should not have ended.

Luke Bryan Concert

Jacqueline Lopez-Crisp / The Poly Post

Luke Bryan Concert

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