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February 19, 2013

FAN REVIEW: Scotty McCreery rocks Rapids Theatre

Niagara Gazette — The young and oh so talented 10th season American Idol winner from Garner, N.C., Scotty McCreery sung his heart out to a jam-packed audience at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls on Friday night. 

Love was in the air the night after Valentine’s Day as Scotty smiled and serenaded the crowd as many a girl’s and lady’s heart went pitter patter over this gifted starlight on the second night of his current tour.

At 5:20 p.m. there were already 97 excited concertgoers in line freezing. Doors were not due to open until 6:30 p.m. The crowds extended from the main theater doors down Main Street around the bend on South Street for quite a long stretch.

I was surprised at how many males and older adults were there, as I thought it would be mostly young screaming girls and teens. People came from all over. A couple in line from Almont, Mich., were there “just to see Scotty.” Ginger and Dan from Stykersville got their tickets the first day the concert was announced, while Roger and Dorothy from Johnson City were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with their VIP passes to meet the singing sensation after the show.

Even a lady from Fredonia was in attendance because her “grandson looks just like Scotty.” It’s true, I saw the pictures of her grandson; he could be Scotty’s twin!

“Rock This Night” got the crowd going wild as the very talented and energetic 19-year-old dazzled in the spotlight. In his country twang he said, “How we all doin’ tonight everybody?” With his arms wide open, his signature American Idol song “I Love You This Big” was performed. He wildly strummed his guitar for an unexpected addition to the show where he showcased songs by some of his favorites including the King of Rock-n-Roll himself, Elvis and Johnny Cash.

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