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Kenny Chesney Poets and Pirates Tour 2008

Photos from the festivities leading up to the Kenny Chesney Poets and Pirates Show at Cleveland Browns Stadium on March 24th, 2008.

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    Kenny Chesney Poets and Pirates Tour bus.
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    Poets and Pirates brought to you by Corona!
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    A view from the empty stage.
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    Setting the stage for the Poets & Pirates Tour 2008.
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    Browns Stadium waiting to fill up with Kenny Chesney fans.
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    Marking the stage for set up.
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    Setting up for the big show.
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    The road crew sets the stage.
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    The road crew is hanging the lights.
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    Mantel and Michelle broadcast from the Kenny Chesney stage.
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    Mantel and Michelle anticipating the arrival of Leann Rimes.
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    Leann Rimes with Mantel and Michelle.
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    Leann discusses the tour.
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    Leann talks about her music.
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    Leann is listening to Mantel.
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    How can Mantel be so funny so early in the morning?
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    Leann has some humor of her own.
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    Leann looks good so early in the morning.
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    It was pretty bright at 8am.
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    Leann listens intently.
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    Mantel takes a call for Leann.
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    Overlooking the concert stage.
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    Relaxing during the interview.
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    Leann gets the last laugh on Mantel.
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    Leann has a growing crowd of fans.
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    More moring show interviewing.
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    Mantel and Michelle enjoy a funny moment with Leann.
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    More interviewing.
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    Just let me explain Jim.
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    Leann listens intently to Michelle.
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    Jacquie, Leann and Loretta. All photos by: Loretta
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    Finishing up the morning with Mantel and Michelle.
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    The Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star contest fans eagerly await the bands.
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    Jim Mantel welcomes the crowd to the Hard Rock Cafe and let's them know that he has some Chesney tickets to give away.
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    Jim gives away four Kenny Chesney concert tickets to the first two guys who bring him a bra.
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    First band up is Tony Rio & Relentless.
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    Tony lights up the crowd.
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    And the crowd gets in to it. Did he actually sing about a girls who farts?
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    Rio struts his stuff.
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    Who's up next for the rowdy crowd at the Hard Rock?
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    Next up Uptown Country.
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    In a band herself, guest judge Monica Robbins uses her musical backround to judge the bands.
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    How about a little "Rose Garden" from the lady in the band.
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    A little song from Hank always gets the crowd going.
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    The crowd of fans is growing.
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    Steel pedal and a harmonica. What's more country than that. Okay a sad song works.
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    Jim's back asking for more bras so he can give out more tickets.
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    Fans await the "Next Big Star." Thanks to Corona and Kenny Chesney!
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    Jim introduces Bullseye as the next band to compete.
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    One hot mama takes the stage!
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    And the crowd goes wild.
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    Two girls one band.
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    The guys show off their talents.
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    Come on it's a girls night.
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    Chuck Collier mingles. What he's around food and he's going to mingle.
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    The crowd awaits the final decison.
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    Last of the tickets. Who has a cool bra. Whoa!
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    And the winner is: Tony Rio & Relentless! They open the Kenny Chesney show on Saturday.
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    The Blind Pig was the place to go for the Kenny Chesney pre-party.
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    A man and his duct tape.
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    The guys set up for the pre-party.
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    Brett gets a big gulp.
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    Tools of the Day. Hmmm! What can that mean?
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    Brett demonstrates the limbo.
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    Cmon Ryan you can do it.
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    You got it Ryan.
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    Folks were signing up as Loyal Listeners.
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    The table was jammed with listeners.
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    The Blind Pig was fillin' up fast.
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    Don't worry it's only lip sync not karaoke. Go ahead sign up.
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    Party goers signed up for the contests.
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    Great job with the Hula Hoop!
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    Pretty good for someone who said that she hadn't done that in years.
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    The party was overflowing to the outside patio.
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    Outside was standing room only for the Kenny Chesney pre-party.
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    These guys have some dance memories.
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    We're glad no one called the fire marshall.
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    Everybody came ready to party.
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    The place was rockin'.
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    Somewhere in this place is the WGAR boss and he has some surprises for the contest winners.
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    Fans sign up for the contests as the concert gets closer.
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    The Blind Pig was wall to wall Kenny fans.
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    I know the answer. It's on the back of my hoodie.
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    The Miller girls with Chill and some goodies for party fans.
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    Hey the Miller girls found their number one fan.
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    Kat picks ten contestants from all of the entries.
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    So the Limbo contest begins.
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    I think I can, I think I can.
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    It was nothing. I wasn't worried.
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    He's pretty good.
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    Wow, that's pretty low.
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    All that and I didn't spill a drop.
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    Does one hand on the floor count.
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    She made it look easy.
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    Her too.
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    No trouble here.
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    She got tickets to the show.
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    She made it to the finals.
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    And she was a winner as well.
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    Time for the Hula Hoop contest.
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    He's pretty good.
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    This girl knows what she wants.
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    The bar is still packed.
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    Signing up for the lip sync contest.
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    Let the lip syncing begin.
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    Her show was almost too much.
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    She knew all the words.
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    She looked like she was ready for a trip to Kenny's island home.
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    She was a lip sync finalist.
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    This finalist brought back up singers. Hey are those the Miller girls?
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    This one had some moves.
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    There's that marine again. And he even looked like Kenny. With his hat on of course. He won the grand prize, two sandbar passes to the show.
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    This guy got into it.
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