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Lady Antebellum Owns The Night At The BJC

Lady Antebellum’s “We Own The Night 2012 World Tour” stopped at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday Night. The tour’s name was fitting, as Lady A, along with country superstar Darius Rucker, and Thompson Square, owned the night in State College.

In front of a sold-out crowd at the Bryce Jordan Center, three incredible country acts took the stage. Leading off was the husband and wife duo, Thompson Square. They pumped up the crowd with their hit song “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and stopped to let the audience sing along. Loud cheers ensued when the couple shared an intimate and steamy kiss on stage. Their smooch, as well as their music, did not disappoint.

Darius Rucker was the next act to take the stage. The former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish strolled out wearing a Muppets Abbey Road t-shirt and a Nike baseball cap. On “This” night, everyone was in a “Southern State of Mind,” thanks to the singer from South Carolina. He pumped up the crowd with his country hit “Come Back Song,” which was more than “Alright.” Rucker even went back to his Hootie days, with nearly everyone in the arena singing along to “Only Wanna Be With You.” His performance throughout the night was truly remarkable.

Lady Antebellum had two tough acts to follow, but they put on a heck of a show. The trio rose from a platform under the stage and played all their hits like “Just a Kiss,” “Love Don’t Live Here,” and “American Honey.” They had the audience on their feet throughout, and fans who were “Lookin’ For a Good Time,” most definitely had one. But the country trio made sure to save their biggest hit, “Need You Now” for the encore. Everybody in the sold-out Bryce Jordan Center sang along, and I could have sworn I saw some guys tear-up during the emotional tune (I didn’t tear-up obviously…that would just be lame…but like it would be understandable…I mean listen to those lyrics…). The night was nothing short of Lady A-stounding.

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