After a 2013 concert at PNC Park that ended with countless brawls, 70 arrests, and nearly 30 tons of trash in the area, Pittsburgh police were ready for the each time Kenny Chesney rolled into town. The country star / Jimmy Buffet heir hosted another rowdy evening in Pittsburgh at Heinz field, but police considered the response this time around a success. And that’s despite 37 people ending up in the hospital.
Around 55,000 showed up for the concert at the Steelers’ home field, with 99 needing medical attention at the show — the 37 were transported after examination — and only seven arrests according to Rolling Stone:
The Pittsburgh public safety director added that, of the 37 people who required additional medical attention, none of the patients were in serious condition, with “over-intoxication and dehydration” the main culprit. Likewise, of the seven arrests, most were a result of “alcohol misbehavior,” with none of the arrests deemed serious. Another 36 people were cited for underage drinking, while three people were charged with marijuana possession.
Those arrested face charges ranging from trespassing and ticket robbery to simple assault and public intoxication, The Associated Press reports. Additionally, one police officer injured his hand breaking up a fight between concertgoers.
If this seems like pointless news to you, that’s like the correct line of thinking. But apparently 2013 left such a mark on Pittsburgh, many have taken to creating videos and calling the return of the “No Shoes Nation” to the North Shore “Kenny Chesney Day.” There’s even this fake Independence Day trailer to really send home how the city seems to feel about it.
And if that’s not enough, drink in the scene from 2013 and realize that somebody had to clean all of that up.