Garth Brooks was “Callin’ Baton Rouge” this weekend, and Tiger Stadium answered. There were over 102,000 attendees at Saturday night’s sold-out concert.
“I was in the air flying somewhere, and when I left, when I left, you know, the ticket sale hadn’t gone on,” Brooks said. “When I landed, it was gone, and I couldn’t believe it, so I feel very lucky to be standing here.”
It was so loud in the stadium that a small earthquake was recorded by an LSU professor on a seismograph during the show. Brooks said he was honored to be such a big part of LSU culture.
“And it’s, what happens is, the second you play it, everybody just starts glowing from the inside,” Brooks said. “It’s cool.”
Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, came out for a few songs during the encore of the show. Brooks told Tiger TV that he and Yearwood always come to each other's shows if they can.
“We both had been married before we got married, so we said why are we getting married to be apart, right?” Brooks said. “So we do everything together. So I’ll go to her gigs; she goes to ours.”
During the show, Brooks introduced the newest member of his crew, an LSU student who was in attendance at Friday night's student soundcheck. Brooks said he wanted the free soundcheck to be a way for people who want to get into the industry to learn and ask questions.
“There’s a lot of people that might want to do this for a living and do you just kind of open up for questions, and we have to do a sound check anyways,” Brooks said.
In a post to social media, Brooks said Saturday night was better than his wildest dreams.