Monday, June 25, 2012
Kenny Chesney Look-Alike Ejected From Nashville Concert
A Tennessee man was escorted out of the Brothers of the Sun tour stop in Nashville Saturday (June 23) night for looking too much like one of the headliners.
"Just got kicked out of [Kenny Chesney] concert because drunk people thought I was actually him. No refund ... so mad," school teacher Nathan Blakenship tweeted after being ejected from LP Field.
Blakenship, who was dressed in a blue, sleeveless shirt and a straw cowboy hat, had been at the concert for four hours when the incident occurred, he told local TV station WKRN. (Watch the news clip below.)
The concert-goer (pictured above) was approached by LP Field security and told that he was "purposefully trying to impersonate a celebrity." Then several staff members accompanied him out of the stadium.
"I think the way they handled it made it seem worse, like they were really escorting Kenny Chesney through the crowd," Blakenship said.
The country fan, who -- unlike Kenny -- has a Superman tattoo on his upper left arm, says he tried to reason with the officials. "Is it because I wear the hat?" he asked. "I see a million of these hats here. I've worn baseball caps before and people still want to have pictures made [with me], but it's never caused a problem. I can't believe they think I'm actually him. Why would Mr. Chesney be in the crowd when Tim McGraw is singing?"
While Nathan spent $200 on his ticket, he's mostly upset about a comment made by one of the security members.
"I would like to know what it meant when the security said, 'This is coming straight from the top,'" he says. In order to get an answer, WKRN contacted LP Field officials, who explained that they'd been "tipped off" about Blakenship before the show.