Garth Brooks rocks Mosaic Stadium despite weather delay

Mosaic Stadium got the Garth Brooks experience Friday night, with over 35,000 country music fans in attendance.

A weather delay caused the show to be set back by about two hours, but Brooks and his group rocked the stage as soon as it was lifted, with many fans leaving the stadium blown away by their performance.

At a press conference ahead of the show, Brooks said whether it’s a sold out stadium or a small dive bar, he and his group love performing for the fans.

“We’re doing dive bar tours because of the single with Blake (Shelton), and I got to tell you there’s as much energy in Denver with 85,000 people, there was that much energy at Joe’s in Chicago with 500 people.”

Brooks said with this being their eighth performance in Saskatchewan since June of 2016, he and his band came back for more of the crowd energy they felt in Saskatoon.

“If they’re who I think they are, they’ll know every syllable of every word in every verse, not just the chorus, and they’ll be singing,” Brooks said. “The second that I hear that, this becomes a party, I’m done working for the night, and I’m just going to take the ride with everybody else.”

Brooks said he is always touched when he hears fans talk about when they use his music for moments in their lives.

“They can give you Grammy’s, and all of that stuff is cool, but the best thing in the world is to hear somebody say ‘they played If tomorrow never comes at my Grandfathers funeral.”

Brooks was also able to catch up with some of the 620 CKRM on air staff before the show.

The second Garth Brooks performance at Mosaic Stadium will be Saturday night starting at 7:00 PM.

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