COUNTRY JAM 2013: Hundreds wait in line to claim seat

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TOWN OF UNION, Wis. (WEAU) -- You know you're a big country fan when you spend hours and hours waiting in the heat to get into Country Jam. Hundreds of people waited under the hot sun but say that’s not enough to stop them from getting the best seat they can get.

Amber McCauley said she lined up a 7:45 a.m. with her group just to be the first ones in line.
“We have water and shade we are good to go,” said McCauley whose group was ready with water and electric fans.

“Well tomorrow I want to see Kelly Clarkson so we're going to get here even earlier,” said young Tessa Neill.
“I wanted to see Rascal Flatts and I think they're awesome,” said Logan Neill.
Taylor Shipman of Colfax had been waiting with her friends since 9:30 a.m.
“It’s just a rush to try and beat the people up in front of us and we really like the Rascal Flatts and the other bands playing today,” said Shipman. “I really like country music. I don’t listen to any other music.”
One young man came all the way from North Carolina to see his favorite country stars.

“LoCash cowboys is one band that played last year too so I’m looking forward to seeing them because it’s like a local type of thing. Kind of interesting and then look at all the people. It’s amazing,” said Samuel Dake.

And while some people are at Country Jam to listen to music, drink beer and party, others are here for a family affair.

“That’s my pops, my step-mom, my auntie, both my cousins, just a good family time,” said Dake as he pointed out his family in line.

The gates open at 2:00 p.m. each day with general admission ticket holders racing to claim their seat.

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