Luke Bryan performs at Lincoln Financial Field
08/16/2014 at 07:00 PM EDT
When Luke Bryan
announced that the next leg of his That's My Kind of Night tour would include four stadiums
, we were impressed. And when PEOPLE Country
's sexiest man then proceeded to set a ticket sales record
for the first date in Pittsburgh and break an attendance record
for the second date in Boston, we decided a road trip was in order for the third.
We picked up our rental car and headed to Philadelphia to find out – along with the 50,000 other attendees – what a show of this scope is like, from beginning to end. From tailgating to Tweeting with opener Cole Swindell
to crashing Bryan's meet and greet party, check out the experience from PEOPLE's point of view.
(And no, he didn't fall off the stage
this time – but he did perform the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme
, to the delight of the Philly crowd.)