Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
September 14, 1995
From the Beginning Tour
with Special Guests The Charlie Daniels Band & Mark Chesnutt
|SHOW DATE: Thursday, September 14, 1995 • 7:30pm|
Travis Tritt's 1995 album, "From the Beginning" was released just two days before his concert at the WVU Coliseum.
Fans camped out overnight–the first person arriving at 2:23pm the afternoon before tickets went on sale–in hopes of getting front row tickets.. In total, 50 people armed with chaise lounges, coolers of Pepsi, bags of Doritos and hand-held electronic poker games made camp on the Mountainlair Plaza. Fans were looking forward to not only Tritt's set but they also told "The Dominion Post" they were hoping to hear Charlie Daniels perform his signature hit, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Mark Chesnutt's "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" was also high on the list of songs fans were hoping to hear at the Coliseum.
Tritt opened his set by riding onto the Coliseum stage on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The roar of the bike was followed by an unforgettable performance of "Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof." Tritt told the crowd, "Singing for the fans is the most fun we have. I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world." He finished off the night with an encore performance of "T-R-O-U-B-L-E."