Oct 03


Clear Channel Presents iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Jason Aldean For "Old Boots, New Dirt"Jason Aldean wrote this about 24 hours after the horrific mass shooting happened in Las Vegas:

“Over the last 24 hours I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truly don’t understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in,” he wrote.

“At the end of the day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and it’s time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now,” he continued. “My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words I can say to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate!”

Aldean was a few songs into his Sunday night headlining set when authorities say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock smashed out the windows of his 32nd floor hotel room at the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and began firing automatic weapons at the 22,000 fans assembled in a parking lot across the street. Paddock took his own life as police breached his room.

After watching Fox news on the mass shooting on October 2, and after seeing a shocked young couple being interviewed, what they said and how they looked went straight to my heart. I felt so horrible for them. The 20-something couple were sitting in the VIP tent when the shooting started. They thought  fireworks going off, and when they saw and heard the uninterrupted shooting rampage, they searched for a way out of the fenced in field. They said there were ten foot fences people could not climb to get out. They hid under a bar in the tent, until the shooting stopped, and ran for their lives.

It is definitely time for event planners, hotels and organizations to rethink their priorities. Hotels need to start x-raying each piece of luggage coming through the hotel, and not allow a man on his own to have ten suitcases with him. Yes, this is prying into our rights, but also, come on did someone not see all the luggage he had?

Also, once the concert starts, place more security people near the exits and entrances and allow more room for people to get out. OMG! I know we can’t think of everything, but why are we putting  ten foot fences up at concerts? It’s like placing concert goers in jail! Momzinga.com.


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