Garth Brooks lights it up in record-breaking Pittsburgh show | TribLIVE.com
Allegheny

Garth Brooks lights it up in record-breaking Pittsburgh show

Natasha Lindstrom
1178969_web1_GTR-Garth05-051919
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Garth Brooks performs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Heinz Field.
1178969_web1_GTR-Garth03-051919
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Garth Brooks performs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Heinz Field.
1178969_web1_GTR-Garth04-051919
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Garth Brooks performs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Heinz Field.
1178969_web1_GTR-Garth01-051919
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Garth Brooks performs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Heinz Field.
1178969_web1_GTR-Garth07-051919
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Garth Brooks performs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Heinz Field.
1178969_web1_GTR-Garth06-051919
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Garth Brooks performs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Heinz Field.

A Pirates jersey-clad Garth Brooks performed for a record-breaking audience Saturday night at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

The concert was delayed slightly because of weather concerns, but the crowd — expected to top 75,000 for a Heinz Field record — was allowed to resume entering the stadium shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Brooks and his band took the stage about 9:25 p.m. and played a roughly two-hour set.

When the country superstar played, “The River,” the stadium’s lights came down and fans lit up the dark with the glimmering lights of tens of thousands of phones.

He let fans “do the work,” as he puts it, for hit such as, “Unanswered Prayers,” “The Dance,” and of course, “Friends in Low Places.”

Pittsburgh police, firefighters and emergency services workers were on standby during the concert and several hours of tailgating that preceded it, but there were no arrests or citations issued, Mayor Bill Peduto confirmed shortly after 1 a.m.

Medics treated about 75 people and took 22 people by ambulance to a nearby hospital, Peduto said. The vast majority of cases were related to heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Brooks played 25 songs, starting with “All Day Long” and ending with “Standing Outside the Fire.”

  • All Day Long
  • Rodeo
  • Two of a Kind
  • Two Piña Coladas
  • The Beaches of Cheyenne
  • The River
  • Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)
  • Fishin’ in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band cover)
  • The Thunder Rolls
  • We Shall Be Free
  • Unanswered Prayers
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • That Summer
  • Ask Me How I Know
  • Callin’ Baton Rouge (The Oak Ridge Boys cover)
  • Play Video (Billy Joel cover)
  • Friends in Low Places
  • The Dance
  • Every Now and Then
  • The Cowboy Song
  • Tacoma
  • Night Moves (Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band cover)
  • Love, Ten Feet Away (Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs cover)
  • Amarillo by Morning (George Strait cover)
  • Standing Outside the Fire

RELATED: Garth Brooks fans swarm North Shore prior to Heinz Field concert

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.