Kenny Chesney’s Flora-Bama-Jama Rocks Just Over 40,000 [Photo Album]
There were pirate ships, paddle boards, yachts, shrimp boats, ski-doos and more when the No Shoes Nation took the beach behind the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge!
At straight up 5pm, Kenny Chesney walked down the strut in orange cargo shorts, a grey t-shirt and a ball cap, strummed a chord and sang, "Sittin' here at the Flora-Bama Bout to open up a big ole can o' good times..."
The crowd of over 40,000 - coming from as far away as Oregon, Ohio, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Arizona - was primed, singing along to the song just released as an Instant Gratification Track to celebrate the stadium show without a stadium. For Chesney, who took 2014 off the road to concentrate on making The Big Revival, hearing the crowd so loud moved him.
Filmed by Shaun Silva for a TV special this fall, Chesney and band took the tailgate vibe of his shows and distilled it. Bikinis, shorts, tank tops, sunburns and ball caps, the dress code was casual and the mood was great.
The 4-time CMA and 4-time ACM Entertainer of the Year said,
It was a party. It was a day at the beach. It was a good time. But mostly, it was the gathering of the No Shoes Nation for the music, and the fun, and just getting to see each other.
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