Jake Owen Brings Vegas Massacre Victim On Stage At Hometown Show With K92.3
Posted: 6:09 am Friday, January 19th, 2018
Jake Owen’s first show of 2018 was definitely a different experience for most. He didn’t come out with the full band or with a huge light show. He walked out on stage in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and started just chatting with the crowd. His parents were there for the whole show sitting front and center. He did about 45 minutes of acoustic songs and requests before his entire 12 person band came out. People would yell out songs and he would play them. He even threw it back to OLD songs from his first two albums like “Green Banana’s” which was released over 7 years ago.
Although it was an amazing and unique show for Jake Owen, the song “Green Banana’s” though sounds like it might be funny, it’s actually super moving and makes you think. Which, then set the tone for what happened right after. He started talking about Vegas, the Route 91 Harvest Festival, and that horrible night. Why he was there, what he saw when bullets went flying, and how that day on October 1st changed him forever.
During his story, he told of a guy named Mike who was shot that day. When Mike was in the hospital recovering from a shot to the leg, President Trump and First Lady Melania came to visit the victims in the hospital. When Jake heard that Mike was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Vegas “because he loved Jake Owen,” Jake couldn’t help but get Mike’s number and Facetime him. He had to meet him. So that’s exactly what he did. And January 18th,2018 before Jake’s hometown show in Orlando with K92.3, he took Mike and Mikes friend Koby (who if you listen closely to the video, Jake reveals is the EMT who saved Mike’s life after getting shot) out to dinner at Kres in downtown Orlando. Jake even said he felt the bullet still in Mike’s leg! Jake brought Mike on stage in front of a full house and shared Mike’s story with the crowd. Watch below…