The only modern country show of the fair took place Wednesday night. I do not listen to country radio that much anymore, so I didn't know Blake had so many hell raising and drinking songs in his catalogue. The last time he was at the fair I remember a good show, but not much showmanship. Maybe being a judge on "the voice" taught him a little bit about all that. A few examples: He had a part of the show where he talked about how messed up he was because his family used to lock themselves in their rooms and blast music. He was just a toddler so he would sit in front of their doors and listen. First he would go to his parents room and sit next to their locked door. And yes he did insinuate why the door was locked. Then he played a verse of "Play that funky music white boy." Then he went to his brothers room where funny smelling smoke always came out and listened to his song (can't remember it). Finally he got to his sisters door. She was listening to the most God awful crap he had ever heard, so then he sang a verse of "My purgative." He said he hated himself for singing that song, then said that moment changed his life forever because he knew that he wanted to be in music, and it was going to be the exact opposite to that "crap." Later in the show he sat down to play some of his old slow songs. He said he was worried that no one would remember them because to many people he is a "new artist" after seeing him on "the voice." He said if the crowd didn't sing along once he started a song he would just start singing Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift songs. During this segment he did play my favorite Blake Shelton song, "Austin." In his set he played "Who are you when I'm not looking" "Hillbilly Bone" "Some Beach" "Playboys of the Southwestern World" and ended with "Ol Red." Even Miranda Lambert came out and sang a song with Blake near the end. Very entertaining show for the 7500 that came to the fair Wednesday night. The aftershow was much different than the last time he played at the Wisconsin State Fair. Last time he and James Otto went to Paulies and bought the whole bar round after round and got completely wasted. Last night "Mr. Miranda Lambet" and the misses were gone less than 30 minutes after the show. Well, he still pulled off the "party personna" on the stage even if it is becoming a little farther and farther away from reality.