Ok, so its no secret that I'm not a Kid Rock fan. Don't get me wrong, he's a good musician and a talented singer - the guys just an a-hole. When he starting doing his country/honky-tonk stuff it was awesome, but as soon as he started with this other crap, I felt like leaving for the night - Kenny or not.
The crowd was definitely different for him (lot more white-trashers and bros) but even that started to cause a scene - those people have Coachella, give us Stagecoach!
If I had seen him at Coachella or Warped Tour I wouldn't complain, cuz I felt like he would have fit in, but having to sit thru him for AN HOUR AND A HALF was pretty miserable. The only time he had the whole crowd was when we did his TWO country songs and his 20 second honky-tonk bit. Everytime he had the crowd scream his name I wanted to slap him. Seriously, is he so insecure that he needs 40,000 people to sing his name repeatedly? And what was with this INSANELY long set time - did he think we was the headliner of the night? His 15 minute "look-at-me-I-can-play-every-instrument" encore got really old too. Also, I like to party as much as the next guy, but I could have gone without the vulgar references sung into the mic for 10 minutes while there's tons of families around. Kids don't need to be hearing that crap.
We came to Stagecoach to see COUNTRY artists, not some washed up, trashy pop singer who is still trying to convince people he's a cowboy (not working!). Let's get some real acts back in here - some George Straight, Dierks, Travis Tritt, Jason Aldean, Carrie...something. The only thing worth seeing Kid Rock for was to hear Miranda Lambert tell him she was going to shoot him. Ha! Let's hope the talent buyers don't book this guy again!