Photo Credit: Jill Trunnell
Concert recap from Kenny Chesney's website:
Baseball stadiums have the best smell, don't they? It's hot dogs and popcorn, grass and beer and summer and, you know, baseball! Tonight, we had the immense thrill of being the first concert ever to play Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, and it was a phenomenal experience. "I cannot begin to tell you how honored me and my road family are to be the first concert ever in this wonderful stadium," Kenny said when he hit the stage. "Thank you for the welcome, everybody!"
Minneapolis is way up north. How far north is it? There were Canadians in the upper deck tonight with a sign begging Kenny to come to Winnepeg, and the sun was still up when the show started, along with plenty of helicopters circling in the sky to document the momentous occasion. With the entire infield covered by plastic flooring - save the pitchers mound, which stood all alone, surrounded by signs that said "Stay Off the Infield Grass" - and fans filling every seat from the outfield to the press box, this venue felt like a backyard barbecue with 42,500 of our closest friends. Even the blinky Target dog on the side of the arena in the distance seemed to be having a good time. Well, he was wagging his tail, anyway.
Pitch-perfect tone at Target Field
Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER
Target Field delivered Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and 40,000 fans for its first music bash.
Newly wedded bliss swept through Target Field on Sunday, and not just from the near-perfect marriage between the ballpark and its first mega-concert.
Stillwater native Lyndsey Thomas arrived for the Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw show in the flowing white dress she wore to her wedding -- just the day before.
"We're spending our honeymoon with Kenny and Tim," gushed Lyndsey. She and her new husband, Dylan, both 21, carried in a sign requesting McGraw play "My Best Friend," the first-dance song from their wedding reception.
It was the biggest concert of the summer -- and, barring a miracle playoff run -- probably the biggest crowd at the Twins' ballpark this season. The two country music stars and running buddies ran together across the length of their stage's massive runway, which extended from center field to third base.
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