Rascal Flatts | Spokane Arena| January 24th 2013
As expected, Rascal Flatts filled the Spokane Arena Thursday night with their Changed tour. Their feel-good songs kept the fans screaming and even singing along which is a wonderful interactive quality of this country-pop band.
It is near impossible to criticize a band that sells thousands of tickets and keeps their fans entertained for well over an hour, which Rascal Flatts no doubt accomplished. I just wonder why a band with eight hit studio albums would pad their set list with unimpressive covers and time-filling drum solos, but more than anything else, there was more talking. That aside, this crossover band brought in age groups from as young as pre-teens to retirees, and everything in between so they must be doing something right. My particular favorites were their sentimental songs such as “My Wish” and “Bless the Broken Road” which seemed to leave the audience speechless with nothing but a cell phone light waving in the air. The vocals alone for these songs were amazing, along with “Changed” and their new upbeat single “Banjo.” Gary LeVox, the frontman for this trio had amazing stage presence and he never forgot to display his appreciation to his fans. He really involved the audience by bringing out emotions among the listeners and topping it all off with humor.
This concert was undoubtedly a fun night for many people including myself. When the lights go down, what matters most is that their fans enjoyed the show and they made people smile.
Saraj Danger Bailey