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Scotty McCreery Performs At Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 07/06/2014

On Saturday, July 5th, Scotty McCreery took the stage at Six Flags Magic Mountain as part of the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest weekend celebration. The 20-year old country singing powerhouse from Garner, North Carolina is best known as the winner of American Idol season 10. I don’t typically listen to country music, but he put on a great show and I really enjoyed myself.

The 3,000 seat Golden Bear Theatre was the venue for the event:

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The concert didn’t start until 8:30 pm, but people started to line up hours beforehand. Tickets were made available free to all park guests on a first come, first served basis:

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There were two lines formed, one for each side of the theatre. The line towards Full Throttle stretched all the way back to the entrance of the Full Throttle Sports Bar. I followed the line going the other direction and at 7:00 pm it was already backed up to Pistachio Park:

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The park was gracious enough to provide me with a VIP wristband, so I didn’t have to wait in line and was able to get into the theatre ahead of the crowd:

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The VIP section was roped off in the very front on the left-hand side of the theatre. Since I was the first in, I claimed the very front-right seat. With the handicapped section in front of and below me, and an aisle to my right, I had a completely unobstructed view of the entire concert:

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I had a great vantage point of the entire stage from where I was sitting:

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Larry Morgan, a DJ from Go Country 105 FM, came out to introduce Scotty. I had never heard of this guy before, but the audience sure had, as they went crazy when he came out on stage:

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After a brief introduction, Scotty and his band came out and started the concert:

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Even though he’s so young, he’s got a very deep, powerful, and mature singing voice. If you didn’t know who he was or what he looked like, you’d probably think he was about 50 the first time you heard one of his songs:

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In addition to just singing, he also performs with his guitar quite a bit as well:

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Scotty did an awesome job at engaging and interacting with the audience. He tended to gravitate towards the far side of the stage because that’s where quite a few female fans were and they would go nuts every time he went over there. I think American Idol taught him well:

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One of the things I do like about country music is that it often tells a story and is easy to relate to. If one of those stories happens to hit close to home, it can really suck you in:

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Maybe it’s just me, but I think he looks a bit like Phillip Phillips, another American Idol winner:

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Each band member got a turn to shine in the spotlight, and they’d even come together as a group:

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At one point he stopped performing and had a little chat with the audience. He’s actually quite funny. He told a couple of American Idol stories about his first trip to Los Angeles. He thought he’d died and gone to heaven when he had his first In and Out burger. On the other end of the spectrum, he was quite disappointed with what we pass off as sweet tea here in SoCal:

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Towards the end of the show, he played homage to some of the country greats by covering a few of their songs. He even did an Elvis Presley number, with the hips and legs in full gyration:

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After saying good night, he came back out and did one more encore number:

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Like I said above, I’m not a big country guy, but I really did enjoy this show quite a bit. I hope we get to see similar acts back on the Six Flags Magic Mountain stage in the future. Even though it’s a fairly small venue, I believe there are acts out there that will work well here and will draw people into the park.

Who else would like to see more musical acts return to the Golden Bear Theatre?

13 Comments

  1. Dot Cargle

    07/07/2014 at 7:38 am

    Thank you Coaster Guy for your great review of Scotty, We think he is
    the best out there. Loved the pictures!!

  2. Gail Drayton

    07/07/2014 at 8:41 am

    Wonderful article. You are right on!! Glad Scotty has gained a new fan. He is who got me interested in country music. Pass his name along, will you? Thanks a bunch

  3. Diana

    07/07/2014 at 8:51 am

    Thanks so Much Love Scotty always Great Concerts

  4. andrue

    07/07/2014 at 9:05 am

    hey do you know when SFMM will be announcing their new attractions for 2015?

    • The Coaster Guy

      07/07/2014 at 9:52 am

      Six Flags now announces the new attractions for all of their parks at the same time, usually the last week of August, during a live event hosted by corporate.

  5. Judy Hicks

    07/07/2014 at 11:46 am

    In my opinion, Scotty is just the best of them all. A legend in the making. Gotta love him….There’s just something about Scotty that the rest don’t have.

  6. Vonda Pumarlo

    07/07/2014 at 12:03 pm

    We were lucky enough to get to attend one of his live concerts in Grand Island, Nebraska. He is VERRY GOOD!!! We watched him form day one on American Idol. Would love to be able to see him alive again.

  7. estie gorman

    07/07/2014 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you Coaster Guy for the fantastic write up on Scotty McCreery. Love him to the moon and back….think he is a powerhouse performer …soon to be a household name and super star !!!!

  8. Phyllis Khatri

    07/07/2014 at 10:35 pm

    Scotty McCreery has so much talent and charisma,that I can’t ever get too much of his concerts and his music! I love tne kind of music he chooses to record. It’s about love, family, friends good values and healthy, innocent fun. His music makes my days happy, every day.

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  11. JJJ

    07/12/2014 at 11:03 am

    Did the concert “sell out”?

    • The Coaster Guy

      07/12/2014 at 11:28 am

      No, there was still some seating available up at the very top of the theater.

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