Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hunter Hays Rocks the Palace Theater in Stamford, CT!

I spent last night surrounded by about 2,000 screaming teens and 21-year-old girls and I loved every minute of it.

I went to the Hunter Hayes concert at the Palace Theater in Stamford, and I was screaming just as loud as they were. In addition to several parental chaparones, there were several other adults traveling sans children, so I definitely didn't feel awkward. There were even about 50 men, young and old, in the audience.

Hunter chose Stamford as part of his 24-Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger campaign (#HHRecordWeek), in which he was trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records by performing the most number of concerts in 24 hours. He needed to perform 10 shows in 10 cities, and we were number 7. He had just come from New Haven before climbing the stage at the Palace Theater.

This was the tentative schedule, according to USA Today:

May 9
8 a.m. - New York City, Good Morning America
9:15 a.m. - Boston, Paradise Rock Club
11:30 a.m. - Worcester, Mass., Palladium Upstairs (acoustic show)
1:45 p.m. - Providence, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
4:15 p.m. - New London, Conn., Garde Arts Center
6:45 p.m. - New Haven, Conn., Toad's Place
9 p.m. - Stamford, Conn., Palace Theatre
11:30 p.m. - South Orange, N.J., South Orange Performing Arts Center
May 10
2 a.m. - Asbury Park, N.J., The Stone Pony (acoustic show)
5 a.m. - Philadelphia, Trocadero

He actually came on in Stamford at 10:10 p.m. and played for 45 minutes. He was so charged and full of energy you would have never known that he had already played six times on Friday!

Of course, he performed his two biggest hits, I Want Crazy and Invisible, and he had the entire audience singing along. We didn't get to hear Wanted, his first big hit, or Somebody's Heartbreak, but it was still a great time.

What a rush! Country music is in my blood. I would definitely go see Hunter perform again!

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