Kenny Chesney concerts are basically Mad Max. In one 2013 concert at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field alone, 73 people were arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and aggravated assault, 10 large fights broke out, 150 people were treated for medical needs, and 45 more had to be transported to medical facilities. Oh yeah, and the throngs of tailgaters left a veritable ocean of trash in their wake. Here’s a glimpse at the violent post-apocalyptic wasteland that seemingly every Kenny Chesney show devolves into:
Well — surprise surprise! — it happened again. Last night, the country star returned to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, and so did the mayhem that follows him around. As The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, over 57 emergency medical transports were requested, at least 25 people were picked up and taken to hospitals, and five people were arrested inside the stadium on charges including trespassing, ticket robbery, simple assault and public intoxication. Of course, several fights broke out — one police officer injured his hand while breaking up a fight — and, once again, when the show was over, the crowd left behind a hulking mass of garbage.
One concertgoer, Jen Telfer, told the Post-Gazette that she’s been to at least 20 Kenny Chesney concerts. “I have never seen this amount of trash, ever,” she said. “What are we, savages?”