You can get thrown out of concerts for a lot of things -- drunken behavior, fighting, groping your seat neighbor, sometimes taking pictures -- but who knew that looking too much like an artist could get you thrown out of a venue?
Well damn, I guess I'll never be able to see Faith Hill in concert. Haha.
Apparently this is a new threat to fans everywhere, as one fan found out this weekend. According to Nashville's ABC station (via Got Country), Nathan Blankenship was escorted out of LP Field on Saturday at the Brothers of the Sun tour in Nashville for nothing more than looking too much like Kenny Chesney.
Blankenship, who is a school teacher, had spent about $200 on his ticket so he could be on the floor closer to the stage. This was his 4th Brothers of the Sun tour stop, so he apparently REALLY likes him some Kenny Chesney.
While Tim McGraw was on stage, Blankenship was approached by a security guard who said he was causing too much of a disturbance among the fans who thought he WAS Kenny Chesney and was asked to leave -- or more precisely was forced to leave and was escorted out.
Blankenship says he's never pretended to be Kenny Chesney but doesn't mind if people want to take a picture with him.
"Here or there somebody asked to take a picture to make their friends or family think they were with Kenny or whatever, that's fine. I don't mind," he said, adding, "I can't help with the way I look."
He might not be able to help the way he looks, but apparently he has a habit of getting noticed. When questioned by the news station, someone at LP Field explained things a bit more.
A high ranking LP Field executive told Nashville's News 2 Sunday night that Metro police were tipped off about Blankenship before the concert.
Apparently country music stars saw him in crowds at previous concerts and thought he was a disruption.
So what do you think? Should someone be able to get kicked out of somewhere just because they happen to look like someone famous? Do you think Blankenship was maybe milking his Kenny Chesney look-a-like status? I sure hope the venue or Kenny's people at least refunded his $200.
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