PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In addition to the kick-off of the Three Rivers Regatta, a huge country music concert rocked Pittsburgh’s North Shore Saturday evening.
There was no lack of excitement as more than 50,000 fans filled Heinz Field for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s “Brothers of the Sun Tour.”
Inside the stadium, Chesney brought fans to their feet singing along with every familiar word.
However, not everyone made it in.
Two women were taken in handcuffs by Pittsburgh police after getting into a fight with each other. Police were kept busy with at least two more similar incidents.
For the most part though, it was just a lot of controlled fun, which is one reason James O’Shaughnessy came in all the way from the United Kingdom.
“My friend said, ‘look, mate, if you’re going to come, come for the Kenny Chesney show.’ And I’ve had such a good time,” he said. “It’s been amazing. This is my first time in the States, and I have to say, it’s been unbelievable. I’ve been shown the best hospitality, and Pittsburgh is absolutely famous in the U.K.”
During the concert, Kenny Chesney threw on a Steelers helmet and thanked the city for having him, and with the sold out crowd, you could see the feeling was mutual.
“It’s because he comes every year, and everyone has so much fun,” said one fan.
Some traffic congestion was reported when the parking lots opened around 10 a.m. But fans say dealing with a traffic jam is worth it to see Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw take the stage at Heinz Field.
“You know, we sat in traffic for almost two hours, but we finally got down here and it was great,” said Nick Ermino, of Uniontown. “We got down here about two o’clock.”