The Concert Of The Year: The Zac Brown Band At Darien Lake
OK, so I probably being a bit biased, but in my mind, Saturday’s Zac Brown band show was the Concert of the Year! It was my first time ever seeing these guys play live and what a treat!
The night started off great as the band invited a few of us to their “Eat N Greet” backstage. Zac Brown’s personal chef Rusty Hamlin prepared some of the tastiest southern food I have ever had in my life. To make it even more cool, we were served by the Zac Brown Band. Yes! The band member were actually putting the food on our plates. Wendy Lynn, Josh Mule, Brad Hohman and I got to talk with Zac during the meal. What a super nice guy! The meal was purely outstanding and much of it was made with food from local farmers here in Western New York.
The concert itself was nothing short of amazing. These guys are some of the best musicians you will ever hear! Aside from playing most of their hits, they also delved into a lot of cover songs like, “Can’t You See ” by The Marshall Tucker Band and “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith as well as Nirvana. Zac told me backstage that he likes to throw in five to six different cover songs per night. And, he also like to play different covers at each show.
I don’t think anyone was disappointed on Saturday. The sold-out crowd loved every note these guys played. The Zac Brown Band had the crowd in the palm of their hand. These guys can come back any time they want. And when they do, I know I will be there!