As the devoted flock make plans to flock to Tiger Stadium to listen to Garth Brooks this weekend, many are taking a look ahead to that second when he sings the enduring, “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” an area staple.
“Callin’ Baton Rouge” is performed in native bars at last time. It’s performed at ballgames. Thousands of other folks sing it to the highest in their lungs. It’s a music that rings in the course of the stadiums and around the Mississippi River, however what about the ones instances when locals listen it performed in different, much less anticipated puts?
It occurs and readers shared their tales:
From Nathan Ourso, of Baton Rouge:
In 2016, my spouse and I went to Dublin, London and Paris for our 10 12 months anniversary travel. While in Dublin, Ireland, we stayed within the Temple Bar space (now not a bar) and stopped in at the entire bars (in truth pubs.) Every pub had are living track…. Think of a pleasant Bourbon Street.
On our closing night time there, we had been at The Auld Dubliner and the musician was once enjoying a fab mixture of Irish jigs, present pop and vintage American rock. He had one of these huge catalog of track that I requested if he knew any nation track. He mentioned “not much, just a Garth Brooks song or two.” Obviously, I asked “Callin’ Baton Rouge.”
He informed me he hasn’t performed that music shortly and would possibly now not take note the entire phrases, however he’d check out. He performed the entire music, phrase for phrase, by no means lacking a beat, as though he performed it each and every night time. My spouse and I danced, the entire pub clapped and sang alongside.
That was once a rattling just right night time.
Eric Lewis, of Baton Rouge, mentioned:
They performed it in a tiki hut bar in Laguna Phuket in Thailand. We took a circle of relatives travel there in 2017 after we had been dwelling in Singapore. My brother-in-law (who had flown in to seek advice from along with his circle of relatives) and I escaped for beverages one night time. It was once a bit of comical that the Thai girls working the little hut bar spoke 0 English however knew each and every phrase to the music.
Phillip Ehlers, of Baton Rouge, mentioned:
Not such a lot a the place, however there’s in truth a Gaeilge model of the music. An Irish musician via the identify Matthew O’Donnell translated it and sings it in Gaeilge (or Irish).
Tom Gardiner, of Baton Rouge, mentioned:
I heard it in Jamaica at a Sandals hotel — despite the fact that it is roughly a cheat. It was once my daughter’s wedding ceremony reception and “Callin’ Baton Rouge” was once at the playlist via request. Nonetheless, a seaside in Jamaica was once an ordinary position to listen to essentially the most well-known music about our town, however it nonetheless sounded as candy.