A life long dream was fulfilled last night, when I got to see Tracy Lawrence live and in person at the Blind Horse Saloon in Greenville, South Carolina.
Now there’s one thing you need to know about the Blind Horse if you ain’t too familiar…
It’s the definition of a pure honky tonk to its core, and it’s hands down the best (and rowdiest) venue in upstate South Carolina to watch live music.
The normal crowd is an obscure mix of college frat guys and sorority girls, old dudes and women with egos the size of the state of Texas, and rednecks who are willing to throw hands whenever you make the slightest bit of eye contact with them.
With that being said, there’s always something bound to go down there…
And it did last night.
As ol’ Tracy was playing his 1994 hit “If the World Had A Front Porch,” I noticed a massive circle opening up in the middle of the dancefloor about 50 feet in front of me.
When I walked up, I stumbled upon a WILD seven person fight that included an old dude whooping some dude’s ass while his woman desperately tried (and failed) to break it up.
However, if you take a look at the fight going on in the background, three guys are going after it when a random guy walks up and starts pounding him across the head with a beer bottle.
Security was quickly able to break it up and escort the culprits out, many of them with blood running down their faces.
I gotta say, I’m proud of Tracy though. The fact he kept playing like nothing was going on was pretty impressive.