Swon Brothers Help With Surprise Marriage Proposal at ToC Fest [Watch]
Country fans don’t expect to see two costumed cartoon animals ambling through the concourse of a music festival, and they certainly don’t expect to learn the Swon Brothers are inside the horse and bear head. That took a backseat to the romantic moment that was about to happen in front of thousands at the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival.
Zach Swon dressed as a bear, and brother Colton chose the horse head and body to walk through the crowd after their charismatic set at the 2016 ToC Fest. At first they just took pictures and horsed around with younger fans (pun intended) while looking adorable. Then they came across Chris Slinn and Casey Gannon.
The older Swon Brother had Slinn’s engagement ring in his hand when he approached the couple. In a matter of a few seconds what was just a playful photo turned into one of the most important moments of their lives. He asked, and she said “Yes!” They’re going to get married!
The marriage proposal was witnessed by dozens of country music fans who were just walking around looking for a snack or souvenir between sets. Of course, Taste of Country captured it all on video. Slinn had asked radio station Country 107.3 WRWD in New York’s Hudson Valley for help proposing to his girlfriend of three years. Their first date was at the very first ToC Fest in 2013, and they haven’t missed a weekend since. Jason Aldean is locked in for the 2017 Taste of Country Music Festival. Maybe he can officiate their wedding?
Photos From the Swon Brothers and More at ToC Fest