No band could have opened the DOMAXXII outdoor stage showcase better than Memphis' alt-country act, Lucero.It was hot as blazes, and the first thing out of lead singer Ben Nichols' mouth was that playing this show was "like playing a show on a frying pan."
Yeah, it was.
Despite the lack of shade, there were still plenty of people in the audience to laugh along at Nichols' heat-centered banner, which would continue for the remainder of the afternoon.
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And that's exactly what the Lucero show turned into--a huge party.
"We never make a setlist," said the shirtless bass player, John Stubblefield, in a thick country drawl after the show.
The proof was at the concert's halfway mark when the band decided to finish the show by only playing requests, which turned into a bartering system between the audience and the band--a beer for a song.
Nichols replied, "We just played that two songs ago. Heat stroke has finally set in."