Fan Booted From Kenny Chesney Concert -- For Looking Like Kenny Chesney [VIDEO]
Tennessee man was told his resemblance to the country singer was a security disturbance
Can you imagine fans of KISS being escorted out of a concert for dressing up like their idols? Or Nickelback concert attendees getting kicked out for dressing up like ... I take that one back, I'm sure that even their fans will never dress up as them. Nevertheless, a Tennessee man was kicked out of a Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw concert for bearing a resemblance to Chesney.
Nathan Blankenship, a school teacher, was spotted by security while he was posing for pictures in the audience. Blankenship told WKRN that he doesn't mind doing this, since it provides quite a thrill for those who believe that he has more than a slight resemblance to Chesney.
Shortly afterwards, security approached him. "Next thing I know he grabs my ticket. He says, 'Here, can I have your ticket?' I said here, here's my ticket and I just thought he was going to lead me back to my seat, which I would have been fine with, but he grabs me by the arm and starts pulling me up the walkway to go to the very top."
"Is it because I wear the hat? I see a million of these hats here. I've worn baseball caps before and people still want to have pictures made but it's never caused any problems. I can't believe they think I'm actually him. Why would Mr. Chesney be in the crowd when Tim McGraw is singing?"
Blankenship claims that he's never tried to profit from his resemblance to the country singer, and wants to know what security meant when they told him, "This order is coming straight from the top." According to the vice president of the Messina Group, Chesney's label, no one in his management camp knew about Blankenship being escorted out until Nashville's News 2 ran a report. To their credit, Chesney's team plans to reach to resolve this matter.
As reported by WKRN, Sony Music has offered the teacher a refund of the $200 ticket price. But, is that enough?