Why We All Owe the Smoke Machine Guy at the Luke Bryan Show a Beer
Luke Bryan isn’t just the current king of the country music charts, he’s been the reigning MVP for epic stage fails over the last few years as well. Country music’s Gomer Pyle has taken not one, not two, but three major stage dives over the last couple of years during his arena concerts, but his latest stage fail might be the biggest “gas” yet.
As Luke Bryan was performing at Nashville’s LP Field Friday night (June 12th) as part of this week’s massive CMA Fest, he got a face full of a smoke machine attempting to add an exclamation point to his terrible song “That’s My Kind of Night.” You know the one—the song Zac Brown once called the “worst song ever.”
Bryan was just finishing his patented “move” where he emulates a Chippendales dancer with a round of pelvic thrusts and gyrations, when a smoke machine blasted off right in the Georgia native’s face. Unlike some of his previous stage meltdowns, Luke was able to stay vertical, but he took a while to recover from the smoke shot.
What remains unclear is if the smoke machine was on some automated program that would have made it go off regardless of where Luke Bryan was standing, or if some renegade stage operator decided to get back at Mr. Bryan for all of the evil he’s perpetrated on the country music public for the last few years. If it’s the latter, then we all probably owe that brave soul a beer.
And by the way, the gas from most smoke machines is inert, usually made from CO² or nitrogen, and is virtually harmless even when it’s being shot in your face. So no harm, no foul.
Wait for it, wait for it…..
June 13, 2015 @ 10:49 am
Reminds of a Nashville show I saw in 1997 by one of my all-time live bands, The V-Roys. For some reason they decided to turn on the smoke machine. The smoke got so thick for a couple minutes that you could barely see the band; I half-expected Frankenstein or the Wolfman to emerge from out of it.
June 19, 2015 @ 4:14 am
I personally think Country Girl (Shake It For Me) is a lot worse and more cringe-worthy than ‘That’s My Kind Of Night’
June 13, 2015 @ 10:57 am
Now if only the smoke would blast him throughout his whole concert it might be a bit more enjoyable.
June 13, 2015 @ 11:48 am
his ‘career’ is all smoke and mirrors anyway
June 13, 2015 @ 11:49 am
It would have been cool if he would have blasted into space like Poochie. “I have to go now. My planet needs me.”
June 13, 2015 @ 1:44 pm
“And by the way, the gas from most smoke machines is inert, usually made from COÂ² or nitrogen, and is virtually harmless even when it”™s being shot in your face. So no harm, no foul.”
Should also add that it smells like week old PBR. So he probably didn’t even notice anything was awry.
John Wayne Twitty
June 13, 2015 @ 2:34 pm
I’m so glad that was recorded with a cell phone so I couldn’t actually hear it.
That’s the first time I’ve ever said that without being snide and sarcastic. I’m genuinely glad.
June 13, 2015 @ 2:42 pm
“Kick The Smo……………..(chokes)………………Up!”
June 13, 2015 @ 3:22 pm
That was funny that what he gets for singing that terrible song.
June 13, 2015 @ 3:51 pm
All I know is tonight I will be in a local Colorado bar listening to Matt Woods. Real country music is alive and well.
June 13, 2015 @ 4:41 pm
June 13, 2015 @ 6:35 pm
I’m laughing so hard that I’m crying hahahahahahahah one of the funniest damned things i’ve ever seen bwahahahahahahahhah
June 13, 2015 @ 6:49 pm
Off topic but Chris Stapleton is gonna be in charleston soon. Should I go?
I listened to the new album. I liked some not others. So I’m on the fence here
June 13, 2015 @ 6:55 pm
Every time I see this tool and see the horridly offensive “dancing” he does on stage I struggle to find words to describe how much of a total douchbag he is. Wow. Dude, you’re 38 years old. Holy shit.
June 13, 2015 @ 8:05 pm
That was not smoke…it was a CO2 cannon…nothing but carbon dioxide.
June 13, 2015 @ 9:45 pm
As was pointed out in the article. But they are there to imitate smoke. Hence the terms, “smoke machine, cannon, etc.”
June 13, 2015 @ 9:11 pm
I am glad Luke Bryan quit making his stupid unneeded spring break cd’s now he’s singing crappy songs an dance like a fool. you’re 38 f’n years old Luke. be a country singer not a rap singer(bro country or edm) you douchbag. I am done bashing on this comment.
June 14, 2015 @ 7:19 am
Viewing this video, all I can say is poor Brittany Spears, she hasn’t aged well at all.
June 14, 2015 @ 9:15 am
there yall go agin. makin fun off luke wunse agin. but thats all rite. lukes a all time classic. in 50 yeers yung people in the cuntry music bizness r gunna be warrin luke brian shirts the way they do hank now. I thank I no why yall hate luke n cole zwindell an lil dale so much. Cuz were the kind of guys that take home the gurls in the cuntry songs an yall r the wuns tryin to start fights at the party like bradly gilbert. but we still luv yall. An the tide r goin all the way this yeer. I garendamtee it.
June 15, 2015 @ 7:40 am
Really man? First off, I had to break out my “retard decoder ring” just to decipher exactly what you were trying to say. There’s a little thing called spell check, learn to use it. Second, Luke Bryan has maybe 3 or 4 songs from his career so far that could be considered country music. He is a pop artist. That’s it. The majority of his songs don’t even sound country. The Nashville scene isn’t even country anymore, they have completely adulterated what country music is to make money, it’s as simple as that.
June 15, 2015 @ 3:57 pm
Big Spoon how on earth did you not catch that Lil Dale’s comment was a joke… Good Lord man
Dude with Hats
July 10, 2015 @ 8:42 am
Should have broken out your sarcasm detector as well…
June 15, 2015 @ 11:19 am
Preach on, Lil Dale! Roll damn Tide.
July 10, 2015 @ 6:48 pm
Lol you, my friend speak my sarcastic language and that makes me happy!!!! 🙂 🙂
June 14, 2015 @ 9:38 am
I went through the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday when I was in Nashville to attend my friend, Julie Roberts’ fan appreciation show.
I wanted to go to the Hall to see the Kenny Rogers and Alan Jackson exhibits before they come down this week. Both of these exhibits were really good, especially Jackson’s.
The Hall of Fame museum also has just launched the Luke Bryan “Dirt Road Diaries” exhibit. It was very popular with tons of twenty-something’s females and the older, middle-age fanny pack-wearing overweight women. (Maybe rude for me to say that, but it’s true.)
Anyway, at the beginning of Luke Bryan’s exhibit it says that “Bryan has transformed the face of country with his rap and rock infused brand of music.” When I read that, a part of me died inside. The country music Hall of Fame seems to be embracing this crap. God help us all.
The biggest thing that makes me sick, is that one day it is going to be inevitable that Luke Bryan will be enshrined in the Hall alongside important, genuine figures such as Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Alabama, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Jim Ed Brown, etc.
June 14, 2015 @ 10:31 am
June 14, 2015 @ 12:41 pm
My cousin and her best friend visited Nashville last week and they posted all of their pictures to Facebook. They went to the Grand ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. My cousin loves this Bro Country crap along with Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts, so it boggles my mind that she actually took pictures of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette memorabilia. Maybe it had something to do with the fact she was wearing some T-shirt that said “Dolly Tammy Loretta” on it and wanted her friends to believe that she actually listens to them. I think most young people visiting the Hall of Fame want to see exhibits of Modern “Country” music but it suprises me that some of them still buy shirts that say Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings or Dolly Parton. I guess it’s a novelty thing to some people.
It makes you wonder if someday certain exhibits that honor Dolly, Tammy, Loretta, Elvis, Johnny Cash & Little Jimmy Dickens might be replaced to make room to include Luke Bryan, FGL, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett,etc. to keep bringing young people in. Maybe they would leave up the exhibits of the more well known stars though. But I fear that the Hall would not have room to include people like, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Montana, Bob Wills, Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Faron Young, Kitty Wells, Marty Robbins, Jean Shepard etc. if they wanted to keep adding the “stars” of today. It seems like some would have to go unfortunately.
If I could visit that Country Music Hall of Fame I definitely would be bypassing the Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts & Keith Urban exhibits and focusing on the Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and Gram Parsons exhibits. Btw does anyone know, is it true that Gram Parsons’ Nudie Suit is in the Hall of Fame? It just seems odd to have memorabilia of someone in the Country Music Hall of Fame building, that is not actually inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Because it seems that if someone like Luke Bryan or Taylor Swift can have an exhibit in the Hall, then maybe that is a sign that the Country Music Hall of Fame would consider inviting them in down the road. I would hope not. I believe Gram Parsons deserves to be inducted in and am surprised that it took them so long to induct Hank Cochran along with several others.
June 15, 2015 @ 7:53 pm
The heart of country music still beats in Luke the Dancer. You can hear it when he sang “that’s my kind of ni-iiii-ght”. – “who’s gonna fill their shoes” -2025 version. Good god, say it ain’t so…..say it ain’t so!
July 10, 2015 @ 6:52 pm
Sad, isn’t it?????? It upsets me, too……. 🙁
June 14, 2015 @ 11:40 am
There is justice in the world.
June 15, 2015 @ 6:38 am
It’s a fart straight on face from Old Farts!
June 15, 2015 @ 9:04 am
Truly the gift that keeps on giving.
June 15, 2015 @ 10:50 am
Was he lip syncing? He stops but you can still hear a male voice singing in the background. And very quickly he starts singing again.
June 15, 2015 @ 12:05 pm
Quite possible Craig…EVERY major act of Nashville is running tracks of some kind…many are quite extensive
Although I do think that is actually a member of his band singing backup there.
June 15, 2015 @ 3:39 pm
I swear to God I’ve watched this about 10 times and every time Luke gets blasted I just laugh my ass off again. We owe this guy a lot more than a beer.
June 15, 2015 @ 4:16 pm
LOL fucking deserved it. I swear, if I ever see him on the street, I’m gonna roll coal on his ass.
June 16, 2015 @ 6:09 am
Only if it was gas………..one in the ground as ant food. His dumbass fans would quickly forget him and ovulate to the next big douchey star.
This is coming from a 23 year old in CT, everybody is addicted to him and the concept of summer. Can’t even go for a walk without hearing him blasting on a car radio….while im blasting Lee Roy Parnell and various 90s country and Texas Country on my ipod
God, if we give you him, can you give us Keith Whitley back?