By: Amanda Larrison//
The “Body Like a Back Road” singer took the stage at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey this past weekend and i have all the details for you guys! Sam Hunt is currently on his
“15 In A 30” tour alongside Maren Morris, Chris Janson, and Ryan Follese. This concert was completely sold out and the venue was full of energy. The whole thing was a crazy experience for me because I actually arrived at the venue without any tickets at all. Luckily, I was able to scoop up some decent seats from someone outside the venue!
Once the huge illuminated “15 In A 30” sign appeared on the big screen, the entire crowd got hyped up and everyone jumped out of their seats in unison. After about 10 minutes the lights started to flicker and in no time Sam kicked off the show with his song “Leave the Night On.” At that point I could tell that it was going to be a great show. We were only one song in and he was a ball of energy! Sam then followed up with his hit, “House Party,” where he ran through the entire crowd. He truly Made the place feel like an actual party! Sam was very connected to the crowd for the entire show and continuously interacted with his fans.
For the duration of the concert the stage was illuminated with many colors and designs. Personally, I found his set design to very intriguing and different. He continued to play his hits and even got very personal with the crowd. He mentioned how his song “Cop Car” is based off his own experience and how the girl that the song is about is actually his wife! He also talked about his background as he sang a medley of covers spanning different genres, explaining what each song represented in his life. Towards the end of his set Sam brought out all of his fellow tour mates to sing a cover of “Hey Ya” by OutKast, which was very energetic. Chris Janson even rolled out on a skateboard!
To conclude the show Sam sang his hit, “Make You Miss Me,” while he playing the piano. At once, the entire venue illuminated with the flashlights on their phones. Sam’s final song was “Break Up In a Small Town” and as the song was ending he walked across the entire stage signing autographs and taking selfies with fans. To me, this proved how much sam loves and cares for his supporters. He is such a one-of-a-kind, down-to-earth guy, and I know he’ll stay that way. Overall, i highly recommend trying to attend one of Sam’s shows in the future. His energy is contagious and his show was definitely one I will never forget.