OFFSTAGE: Brad Paisley Shames Drunken Fans

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Thank God for the Genesee County, N.Y., sheriff’s deputies who totally brought their A game to the Brad Paisley show on Saturday (July 23) and gave citations to 56 too-young revelers. And thank God for Paisley for tweeting about the long list of drinkers and 14 other people arrested or cited for all kinds of disorderliness. “Quite a performance in Darien Lakes Saturday. We also played music,” he tweeted, adding a link to the local newspaper’s crime page with most of the names, ages and towns of all the people arrested.

People drink alcohol at concerts. Whether or not they are legally able to do so is another matter entirely. Maybe this will shame these people into thinking twice next time, before they pour vodka into their water bottle or smuggle beer under their miniskirts. (Yes, people do that.) And maybe they will consider the fact that they are risking getting in serious trouble AND disappointing the artist they’ve paid so much to go see.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.