It didn’t matter if it was nearly 4 AM on Saturday morning, Oct. 18. Dustin Lynch made sure his fans knew he was going to be okay, when he took to his Twitter with the following post: “@dustinlynch On my way to the hospital for a few stitches, I’ll be okay … I appreciate all of you. Fyi the guy who hit me with a beer can got away …3:47 AM – 18 Oct 2014”
That was the result of an incident that happened at Dustin’s concert on Friday, Oct. 17, in Niceville, Fla. Dustin was performing at the Bayou Mullet Festival, when a fan threw a can of beer at him. The can hit him in the face, and Dustin needed a few stitches to take care of the injury. Reports tell us that Dustin, with his cut, bleeding cheek, still finished his set before heading to the hospital.
It’s things like this that want to make me climb back on my soapbox, and start preaching against alcohol at concerts. I just don’t see a need for it. A friend recently told me about a concert she attended, where the people next to her were so drunk and annoying that she actually had to get up and move.
I think we all remember the mess fans left in Pittsburgh after the Luke Bryan concert back in June. Even with extra security and trash bags provided by the city, fans seemed to be more interested in their alcohol than they were in keeping the place clean. And, I think they were more interested in a party than they were in the concert. [Article here].
I’m sorry they weren’t able to get the fan who tossed the full can of beer at Dustin. But, like everyone, I’m glad the injury wasn’t worse. I’ve seen this kid in concert. He works hard for his fans, he puts on a good show, he tries to meet as many of them as he can. Dustin released his sophomore album, “Where It’s At,” on Sept. 9, 2014. If you missed our review of that album, you can read it by clickinghere. It’s a great CD, giving us 15 songs all country music fans will love.
In addition to Dustin’s web site, be sure to visit his Facebook page. And, remember to “Like” it while you are there! You can follow him on Twitter @dustinlynch. As always, we invite you to follow Country’s Chatter on Twitter, too. You will find us @countryschatter.