If you like hit music, then you’ve probably heard Libby Davis’ voice.
Davis is the promotions director for 102.5 WFMF in Baton Rouge. To say she’s seen her fair share of concerts is an understatement.
“I’ve been to a million concerts,” Davis said.
When I asked her to narrow that list down to her top five, she said it was difficult, but she was up for the challenge.
1. (Tie) Huey Lewis at Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2009; Garth Brooks at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on July 10, 2015
“I grew up listening to Huey Lewis. My husband surprised me and took me to the show. We were right by the stage, and I had to call my mom because she’s such a big fan of Huey Lewis, too. Huey sees me, grabs my cellphone and starts singing to my mom.”
“It was a big group of us to see Garth Brooks. We had 200-300 level tickets. We’re walking along and one of the venue guys grabs us, and he’s like, ‘Want to go down to the floor?’ We were like, ‘Sure.’ I had never seen a show like that before.”
2. Ben Folds at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Sept. 21, 2001
“The great thing about Ben Folds is that he would stop in the middle and teach the audiences the choruses of his songs. People were hitting the harmonies perfectly.”
3. Dave Matthews Band at The Woodlands in 2001
“At the beginning of the show, it started lightning, and the band started to play my favorite song ‘#41’. They played it for about 45 minutes. The mood was amazing.”
4. Tool at Red Rocks in Colorado in 2001
“Red Rocks was the best place to see a show.”
5. Aerosmith at the Cajundome in Lafayette on March 25, 2004
“I had always been an Aerosmith fan. Steven Tyler just gave it his all. You would think they’d slow down, but it was unbelievable.”
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