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Last Rodeo Live Blog

7:30:30 PM: Sixteen-year-old Tyler Dickerson opens the show.

7:34:39 PM: – From the front row to the lawn, country fans fill the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.

7:48:34 PM: Gary Allan opens with his most recent radio release, “Get Off On The Pain”.

8:03:20 PM: Fun fact: Gary Allan’s last Chicago gig was at the House of Blues in Oct. 2009. Since then, he released the album “Get Off On the Pain”.

8:04:10 PM: Of which, the album featured live tracks from that show.

8:06:54 PM: The sun is setting on this partly cloudy evening. Fans are  moments away from Brooks & Dunn’s the final Chicago performance.

8:36:01 PM: Gary Allan jets with his 2008 hit “Watching Airplanes”.

9:04:46 PM: Brooks & Dunn open with “Play Something Country”.

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9:21:03 PM: Kix Brooks performs a somber, “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”.

9:27:51 PM: Adam Burish, of the Chicago Blackhawks, joins Kix Brooks on stage to greet fans.

9:58:21 PM: Quotable: “Thanks for coming out tonight, it means a lot to us,” said Ronnie Dunn.

10:03:10 PM: Fans sing “Red Dirt Road” almost louder than Brooks & Dunn!

10:27:22 PM: Fourteen songs in, Brooks & Dunn are still rockin’ it.

10:39:20 PM: The crowd roars as Brooks and Dunn’s main set closes with “My Maria”.

10:50:21 PM: Wow, Kix Brooks without a cowboy hat! The country singer passionately threw it into the crowd.

10:52:14 PM: B&D encore: “Brand New Man” followed by “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”.

10:54:47 PM: Brooks & Dunn close their encore, the house lights turn on and the crowd files from this historic show.

– End Live Blog –

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