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Ticket sales top 9,000, more expected to be sold
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Country superstar Brad Paisley will bring his every-man lyrics and down-to-earth attitude to Statesboro’s Paulson Stadium Friday night as part of the “Bonfires and Amplifiers Tour.”
    The award-winning singer-songwriter will share the stage with Jack Ingram, Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift.
    As of Tuesday at noon, approximately 9,000 tickets had been sold, but according to Bill Pickett, head of Georgia Southern’s Office of Student Activities, ticket sales were beginning to pick up Monday.
    Pickett said that for a while, the average number of tickets sold in a day was topping out at 100.
    “Yesterday, it was about 300,” Pickett said. And he believes the number will increase as Friday approaches.
    “We will have a good crowd for Friday.”
    Tickets are $25 for GSU students (limit of 4) and $35 for the general public (limit of 4) and are available at Georgia Southern’s University Store or at (phone: 1-800-514-3849) until 4 p.m. Friday. At that time, ticket sales will be redirected to ticket booths at Paulson Stadium, and all tickets, even student tickets, will cost $35. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
    The gates at Paulson will open at 4 p.m. to allow for tailgaters.
    “Tailgating will be allowed,” Pickett said. “We’ve had many express interest in tailgating before the concert.”
    Food, beverages and coolers will be allowed in the parking lot, but not in the stadium.         
    Concession stands will be open during the performances, but they accept cash only and alcohol is not permitted in the stadium.
    Cameras are forbidden in Paulson during the concert, so what will remind you of this special event?
    “Merchandise from all the performers will be available for purchase,” Pickett said. “We’ve also heard that some of the opening acts will be available for autographs.”
    Vendors will sell CDs, T-shirts and other memorabilia at stands. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Have fun, be safe ...
    The night will be full of music, but also other people. University Police Chief Ken Brown encourages everyone to have fun but also encourages caution.
    “We want everyone to come out and have a good time, but we expect them to behave accordingly.”
... and don’t worry!
    Pickett said that he expects the concert to end around 11 p.m.
    “The gates at Paulson will remain open until everybody leaves.”
    And for those that parked somewhere on campus, don’t worry.
    “Shuttle services will continue after the concert, Pickett said.
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