Garth Brooks’ “Encore Live Presents Garth Brooks: A Drive-In Concert Experience” took place this weekend, and it looks like reaction was a bit mixed.
It seems some attendees didn’t quite understand that they’d be watching a pre-taped concert, with folks taking to social media to say they thought they’d be watching a live concert in real time. Others were unhappy that the concert movie was only a little over an hour, and they had to sit through 30 minutes of video from an artist named Randall King before it even started.
One writer who attended the drive-in concert said it didn’t come close to replicating a real-life concert experience, and for $100 per car, it was a pretty steep price to pay for basically a concert film. The writer also noted that the movie seemed “too perfect,” since it was sleekly edited, and also mentioned that the audio experience was at best “OK, and in some cases “awful.”
As for the concert itself, Garth performed 18 songs, including hits like “The Dance,” “Friends in Low Places,” “The Thunder Rolls,” his cover of Billy Joel’s “Shameless,” “Callin’ Baton Rouge” and more.