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"I don't want to make it stuffy," said Wells, wearing his cap backward and sporting a Waco Fire Rescue T-shirt at his troops-focused Boot Bash. "That's not me. I keep it low key. Dempster does the tuxedo one. That's cool, but that's more the demographic for that kind of event. This is what you would wear to a concert."
Dempster said he asks teammates to wear tuxedoes because it's fun and they don't get to do that together very often. He doesn't seem to mind the dressed-down parties though, judging by the Colt 45 T-shirt he wore Friday.
"I always get huge support from my teammates (at my event)," Dempster said. "Any chance I get to do that for one of my guys is nice for me."
The benefit concert — which raised money for the Boot Campaign, a charity that helps veterans assimilate back into everyday life — opened with a performance by Midnight River Choir. LaRue followed, and had Wells join him on stage to play guitar for one song.
And, as usual at these kinds of athlete-hosted benefits, there was a silent auction featuring your standard autographed jerseys, baseballs and shoes — and your not-so-standard beverage coolers and autographed country music CDs and guitars.
Was Wells hoping to get guests hooked on Texas Red Dirt music at the benefit?
"That's the plan," Wells said. "This event is raising money for a great cause. And I hope it helps my friends get their music out there."
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