Pittsburgh Country Music Fans Party Hard. Chaos Ensues.

The next time someone tut-tuts the behaviour of rock/pop/hip hop fans at a show, please bring up Saturday night’s (July 2) Kenny Chesney show at Heinz Field. By the time it was over:

  • Seven people had been arrested on charges of assault, stealing tickets and trespassing.
  • EMS had to deal with 99 emergency health cases, 37 of which had to be taken to the hospital. The problem? Extreme drunkenness and dehydration.
  • The tailgate party (which started at 1 in the afternoon) left behind 48 tons of trash.

And this for a show on what Chesney calls the Spread the Love Tour. This, however, was seen as an improvement over the last Chesney show in the city. Back in 2013, there was less trash–just 30 tons–but more arrests (73.) Organizers said at a press conference that they were “very pleased.”

(Via Daily Mail)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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