First fan first again at Lady Antebellum concert

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 12:53 PM
Last updated Monday, June 25, 2012 7:26 PM
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When the gates opened for the Lady Antebellum concert this afternoon, Patrick Richardson, again, was first in line.

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Workers erect a scaffolding in front of the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in preparation for tonight's performance. Gates open at 4 p.m.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Workers erect a scaffolding in front of the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in preparation for tonight's performance. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Richardson, of Evans, strolled through the gate at the Evans Town Center Park followed by about 300 other fans of the country supergroup with ties to Columbia County.

“When they heard about me waiting in line for tickets, (Lady A’s) people got in touch with and set it up so I’d be first in line,” Richardson said Friday afternoon. “(Band member) Dave Haywood even called me. That was a couple of days ago.”

Richardson was first in line Oct. 1 to buy tickets for the sold-out concert at the newly-created venue on Evans Town Center Boulevard.

After camping out for three days to buy tickets, and camping out again Thursday evening at the park, concert organizers agreed to allow Richardson in first.

“It kind of reminds of the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre in Atlanta,” Richardson said of the Lady Antebellum Pavilion.

Two Lady A members, Charles Kelley and Haywood, grew up in Columbia County and graduated from Lakeside High School.

Along with third member Hillary Scott and a small contingent of their back-up band, Kelley and Haywood will take the stage about 8 or 8:30 p.m., according to concert organizers.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. with opening acts Steward & Winfield and Corey Crowder.

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bdouglas 10/28/11 - 02:11 pm
"Lady A members Dave Haywood

"Lady A members Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, who grew up in Columbia County and are 2000 Lakeside High School graduates."

Something's missing here...

BamaMan 10/28/11 - 02:28 pm
What's missing bdouglas? You

What's missing bdouglas? You didn't retype the comment exactly as the story was written. Read it again. Nothing's missing.

smAShT 10/28/11 - 03:49 pm
As a life long citzen of

As a life long citzen of Columbia County, Its great to see such a huge act come and play sure the County stuffy policies will make sure that the event is a true drag though.

tanbaby 10/29/11 - 05:47 am
smAShT--make up your mind

smAShT--make up your mind about Lady A and the concert. you complained about how "lousy" they are in another article and here you are saying how great it is that such a "huge act" comes here?????

bdouglas 11/03/11 - 08:06 am
@BamaMan A little late seeing

@BamaMan A little late seeing this, but yes, I did comment EXACTLY as the story was originally written. I copied and pasted it, so there was no room for my error. The AC makes no attempt to remove comments that correct their stories once they get corrected, so it ends up making the person who posted it look stupid. When a story is posted at 1PM I wouldn't think there would be such a rush to put it out that sloppy editing is that much of an issue, but I digress.

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