I'm sure there's a "Jelly Roll" and "Lobster Roll" pun that could be made, but I'll just leave that one alone.

Bangor was buzzing with excitement over the weekend as Jelly Roll took center stage at the Maine Savings Amphitheater. Joined by Struggle Jennings and Elle King, the "Backroad Baptism 2023" tour lived up to its promise of delivering a night like no other.

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Jelly Roll added an unexpected twist to the performance. In a display of unique athleticism, he skillfully caught a joint thrown by an enthusiastic fan and decided to turn it into a personal smoke session. As the crowd erupted in cheers, Jelly Roll quipped, "That was the coolest catch I've ever had... Stoner reflexes, baby!"


In between performing his signature tracks, Jelly Roll paused to offer a peek into his life beyond the stage. He shared that his most recent vacation with his wife, Bunnie XO, was in Maine.


Taking to TikTok, Bunnie XO documented a mouthwatering detour to McLaughlin's Lobsters, Seafood & Takeout in Bangor, a stone's throw away from the Maine Savings Amphitheater. With the video showcasing the freshest seafood on offer, she playfully learned the proper pronunciation of the city's name – "Bang-or," not "Bang-er." In her own words, "oh my goodness, you guys. I'm about to make love to this food." 

Anyone who's had a taste of McLaughlin's can surely relate to that.

We did a story last week detailing the bakeries Jelly Roll could have explored in Bangor. Despite missing out this time, he expressed during his show his desire to return to Bangor for his next tour, ensuring he'll have another shot at savoring the local delights.

Jelly Roll and Bunnie XO’s lighthearted and down-to-earth approach left an impression that's sure to resonate with both fans and locals alike. Until their inevitable return, Bangor will be reminiscing about the weekend, for sure.

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