Rascal Flatts started off the second week right by being the first band to perform on Monday. While I have not listen to the Rascal Flatts for a while, the moment of seeing them in person from the press box, makes me rediscover why they’re were one of few country performers I actually listened to.
It amazed me the amount of people that could fill a stadium all around to watch Rascal Flatts. It truly showed that even if there are years in between albums and songs, the Rascal Flatts is still relevant and developed a loyal fandom. Anyone can hear the echoes of people singing along to every song, even though there’s a little cheat sheet of lyrics on different teleprompters along the stadium. Effort to the people, because everyone was cheering, I could spot young children who never even heard of Rascal Flatts, jump up and down to the music.
Rascal Flatts played some of their famous songs such as: “What hurts the most”, “Life is a Highway”, and other famous classics. So, at least I was not lost in music I didn’t recognize. It did bring back a wave of nostalgia to hear those songs again, I was even humming to them after it all.
As everyone in the Texas knows, Houston was one of the most effected cities to be hit just last year with Hurricane Harvey. Rascal Flatts did a lovely job in honoring first responders who had put their lives on the line to help the Houston community. The first responders were cheered and having their own individual spotlight as they trek around the stadium floor, as they were being honored by Rascal Flatts’ lead singer.
While the last time I was into country music was when I was in middle school, trying to fit in, in Texas. My best friend, Ivy Gomez, and I attend the concert, she obviously enjoyed it more than I was but we both agreed that the concert brought back the nostalgia of listening to their songs. Ivy grew up listening to their songs more than I did so it felt more personally to her. Overall, I had a wonderful time even after going the run around of my own personal rodeo of looking for the press box. I would recommend anyone who listens to Rascal Flatts to listen to them again and try to see them in person.