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Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" tour came to a close last weekend in Virginia Beach, and hilarity ensued.
Playing pranks on each other during a tour seems to be one of the ways performers can let of some steam, and this one was no different.
According to Troy Gentry, of Montgomery Gentry, Kenny started the prank war by filling the Montgomery Gentry tour bus with multi-colored helium balloons. "With those balloons, Kenny got the first shot without a doubt," says Troy. "But when we went to pop them, we discovered that they were all filled with talcum powder! It was everywhere -- in the air, on the furniture and everything smelled like baby powder!"
With that, it was on. According to Eddie Montgomery, Kenny should have known better before "messing with a redneck," as payback "comes back threefold."
So the guys in Montgomery Gentry decided to take all the wheels off of Kenny's tour bus, but that plan had to be scrapped because they couldn't get a wrecker out to the scene at such a late hour. For their new plan, they waited until Kenny was performing. "We got all the local crew guys off the stage when Kenny started performing and gave his bus a toilet paper job that has never been seen before!" laughs Eddie. "Everywhere you looked it was layers deep -- and then we put pictures of strippers all over THAT."
For all the mayhem and mess, however, this should be one summer that none of them will forget. Eddie and Troy say that they had lots of fun, and Troy adds, "Ole Kenny, he's good people."