Blake Shelton was in delightfully and hysterically rare form Saturday night (Sept. 14) during the sold-out Nashville stop of his Ten Times Crazier tour. Come to think of it, his diatribes on drinking, pontifications on the female anatomy and affectionate jokes aimed at fellow Voice coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green are Shelton’s typical form these days.
Equally as fun as being in the room for a show like that is reading all the industry and fan response on Twitter during the show. It’s a play-by-play of the night, chronicling every phrase he utters and shenanigan he pulls, except sometimes better because tweeters also interject their own feelings and opinions on the evening as they post.
They tweet him that they’re “going to the Blake Shelton party,” and he tweets them back, “She’s ready!” They let him know “tonight, they get to see their favorite hillbilly, Blake Shelton,” and he shoots back, “Bring it on, Nashville!”
One particular fan was so overcome by the magical night, she tweeted Shelton, “Felt like I was at a Taylor Swift concert last night or something,” to which he replied, “Ha! Ha! Awesome!!” Even a star as big as Shelton knows what a compliment that is.
He engages them when he’s onstage and, maybe more importantly, when he’s offstage. He never forgets his Twitter fans and never ignores them.
And it’s not just us regular folks who tweet all about Shelton. His beloved friend Reba McEntire was in the house at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, sending tweets and Instagram pics of the show for her fans. Singer Colbie Caillat was tweeting photos from the crowd, and Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys even got in on the fun, tweeting his well wishes to Shelton and announcing his granddaughter was present and pumped for the show, too.
And as his dream night at Bridgestone came to a close, and it became time to call it a night, Shelton returned the favor, and posted a final tweet to his concert-goers: by saying, “Thank you Nashville. … That was unforgettable.”
Well, I say that was the final tweet. He actually came back a few minutes later to write, “Also as I near passing out tonight it dawns on me. … Titties are pointless without nipples.”
He does know how to end on a high note, doesn’t he?