Blood, Sweat and Beer

As summer drew to an end, things were just getting heated up at the Mullins Center at Umass Amherst. The fall leg of Eric Church’s Blood, Sweat and Beers tour was getting ready to kick off. Final preparations were being made throughout the day to make sure that everything was in place for the show that night.

The crowd began to fill the arena around 6:30pm for the 7:30 show. To kick off the show was country newcomer Kip Moore. With songs like “Beer Money” and his hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck”, Kip started to get the crowd fired up.

With no relation to Kip Moore, Justin Moore had the task of keeping the crowd on their feet, and that he did. With songs like “Beer Time” and “I Could Kick Your Ass” Justin was quick to gather the crowds attention. He also played his hits such as “Bait A Hook”, “Backwoods” and his huge hit “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”.

Then the time came. The time of the night when the band, crew and fans could see endless hours of work by a dedicated team come together for an entertaining night of music. As smoke poured around the stage, and the first notes of “Country Music Jesus” came over the PA, Eric Church rose from the depths of the stage. Far from what you would think a country music concert would be, Church wowed the audience with his hard rocking, pyrotechnic filled show.

Eric Church is not one to disappoint. Playing all of his hits such as “Smoke a Little Smoke”, “These Boots” and one of the summer of 2012’s biggest, “Drink In My Hand”. To close out the night, Church elected to play what just might be the biggest hit of his career, “Springsteen”


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