Paisley draws 70K to lake gig

Monday, July 12, 2010 – Brad Paisley headlined AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event at The Reserve at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas, drawing about 70,000 people. According to local officials, there were 65,000 to 70,000 fans and over 7,000 boats for the concert, breaking previous attendance records and nearly doubling last year's record setting event.

Boats started arriving on Monday for prime positioning for the concert. The event was hosted by Sea Ray Boats and local dealer Sail & Ski Center.

Paisley played the two-hour concert on a stage at water's edge, for fans that could only access the show by boat and some got closer to the stage with inner-tubes, blow-up boats, surf boards and other flotation devices. With a 100-foot thrust perched on floats, Paisley was able to walk out into the midst of thousands of fans on water.

Other performers included Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice and Joanna Smith.

Paisley's H2O World Tour continues this weekend with shows in Chicago on Friday and Moline, Ill. on Saturday.

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