Frankie Ballard Got “The Boot” While Performing In Buffalo
In all my years going to country concerts, I’d have to say that this was a first.
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Frankie Ballard performed over the weekend at the first ever Buffalo Country Music Festival. It was held at The Backlot Entertainment Venue in Akron, NY.
The venue only holds about 1800 people, so it was an intimate concert. In the audience, you felt like Frankie Ballard was singing to you, “Every time you kiss me, it’s like sunshine and whiskey.”
But Frankie did something that I’ve never seen at a country concert before…
He called out for the best female and male line dancers from the crowd and asked them to come on stage with him and dance.
From the chanting of the crowd, two people were nominated as the best line dancers in the audience: Christian and Emily.
Emily and Christian gave Frankie a hug as soon as they got on stage.
Frankie Ballard gave security the O.K.. to bring Emily and Christian on stage with him, and they looked like they were having a blast.
Christian was shocked when he got called up to join Frankie Ballard on stage during the concert.
“It felt like a dream, just an immense feeling of excitement and bewilderment,” he said, “Honestly it was incredible and didn’t feel real. [I] still can’t even believe it really happened cause it was so nonchalant.”
That’s not the only thing out of the ordinary that happened. Before Emily went on stage with Frankie Ballard, she took off her cowgirl boot and threw it on stage at Frankie, along with a sharpie for him to sign.
At first, Frankie just grabbed the sharpie and stuck it behind his ear, but after he wrapped up one of his hit songs, Frankie Ballard took a moment to sign Emily’s boot.
“I was scared because I thought maybe he wasn’t going to give it back to me,” Emily said. “But I already had my boots off, so I just threw it!”
Emily was still barefoot when she joined Ballard on stage.
After the show, Frankie Ballard told us he enjoyed the venue because he felt so much closer to the people in the audience.
Imagine being called out from the crowd to join one of your favorite country artists. That just doesn't happen at many places!