Three weeks ago, we introduced you to Mike Pleasant, who books and manages all of the Dorton Arena concert entertainers before and during the Fair. Mike told us about some of his favorite performers over the years (Clay Aiken, Brad Paisley, MercyMe, Chris Daughtry and ’09 returning artist Kellie Pickler all made the cut) right before we announced this year’s lineup here on the Deep Fried Blog. (Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, August 3.)
This week, we’re back with part two of Mike’s interview, and this one is juicy. Mike took me on a tour of the backstage areas of Dorton where some huge names have performed over the years (listen in to find out which two pop/rock megastars have walked the very same halls), as well as professional hockey, basketball and roller derby teams and professional wrestlers.
CONTEST: Check out the video for your very own behind-the-scenes look at the VIP sections of Dorton Arena. Leave a comment on this blog post with the unusual item, hanging from the ceiling of Dorton’s basement, that was used by professional wrestlers before their shows. We’ll pick one commenter at random and announce it Monday, July 27, at noon, and send him or her a sweet State Fair poster. Be sure to check back, and good luck!
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