Dierks Bentley Literally Comes a Little Closer to Fans at WE Fest 2015
The evening crowd certainly got close to Dierks Bentley on Day 2 at WE Fest 2015. One lucky fan danced with the "Riser" singer, while another enjoyed shotgunning a beer onstage with the star. Others got high fives or even had the chance to touch his arm when Bentley ran out into the audience during "Come a Little Closer."
The Arizona native played hit after hit, opening his show with energetic performances of "Sideways," "5-1-5-0," and "Tip it on Back."
Bentley shouted, "There's only one WE Fest. You guys are the cream of the crop. This is the coolest festival! ... It's usually the drunkest and the loudest crowd of the whole year!"
WE Fest fans may be drunk and loud, but they're also generous. Concertgoers took the opportunity to give the star gifts when he came to the edge of the stage. "You guys are giving us roses, holding up signs for my dog Jake, but my favorite thing you guys are doing is screaming for us," the star said. Bentley then launched into "Sounds of Summer."
"Last time I played here, I opened for Kenny Chesney. I want you to make me feel like Kenny Chesney," Bentley said as the crowd was waving their hands back forth with him. And who could forget the pyro action during "Up on the Ridge"? The flames lit up the Minnesota sky as everyone was dancing along. Other songs included "I Hold On," "Free and Easy" and "Every Mile a Memory."
Bentley wrapped his set with "Say You Do," "What Was I Thinkin'," and "Drunk on a Plane." Tickets to WE Fest 2016 are already on sale right here.