Yesterday (May 5) was National Concert Day and Live Nation celebrated by putting on a unique show. A select group of attendees, made up of fans, media and at least a few musicians, got to see intimate performances by Kid Rock and Florida Georgia Line in New York City’s relatively small Irving Plaza.
Florida Georgia Line took the stage at around 5:30 p.m. ET and started their set with “Anything Goes,” their album’s title track. It visibly took them a moment to adjust to playing to such a small room, as they haven’t been out of stadium-sizes in a minute. When their guitarist and bassist, who are used to much bigger stages, wanted to do a solo and rock out, respectively, it became a little overwhelming. Brian Kelly solved the problem by ditching his guitar for the next two songs, taking a moment after the firs to flicks his pick into the very female audience and illicit squeals. The guys rounded our their set by playing their current single, “Sippin’ on Fire,” and their massive summer jam, “Cruise.”