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Review: Toby Keith drinking songs go down easy (with photo gallery)

 Toby Keith at SPAC
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Toby Keith at SPAC
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Country superstar Toby Keith returned to Saratoga Performing Arts Center Sunday night in full-on party mode. For close to two hours, Keith and his band, the Easy Money Band, bashed through hit after hit, covering everything from the singer’s early ’90s tracks to last year’s “Clancy’s Tavern.” Though known for his outspoken patriotism as much as his drinking and partying ways, this performance was mostly about the latter — nearly every song performed mentioned beer ...

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CWPINDER
August 20, 2012
3:21 p.m.

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I attended this concert last night and was rather disappointed by the fact that almost every song was indeed about alcohol. Keith has much talent and quite a stage presence; however, it was difficult to pay attention to the concert when the drunken 20-somethings were spilling beer all over themselves and others. SPAC was selling beer by the 20 oz can throughout the evening.People were walking around holding 3 and 4 beers at a time. Many people appeared under-age. Many others were so sloshed that they were falling down the hill before the concert began. A drunken brawl broke out directly in front of us with blood and spit flying --by the way, if one of the brawlers lost a necklace with the name Danielle on it, it ended up in our belongings where we found it this morning. On the way back to our car, crossing Route 50, we watched several cars slam into each other at the traffic light. I guess someone had a few beers too many. What happened to designated drivers? If someone got killed on the way home due to drunk driving, would SPAC be held responsible just as a bar would be?

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