For two nights Garth Brooks owned the US Bank stadium. He sold out two consecutive shows. The enthusiast crowd was louder than the “Minneapolis Miracle” as they cheered. And we sang along… every song you could hear us all belting it out as Garth looked on at us in wonderment.
He kicked off the night with his most current hit All Day Long to the defining cheers of the crowd estimated at 75,000 strong.
Garth stated that the best thing you can do for an artist is to treat their old song like the were new and their new songs like the were old favorites. The crowd did just that as he launched into Rodeo and many more favorite listed in the Friday set list below.
Favorite moments of the Friday night concert were at the song The River when the cell phones lite up US Bank Stadium for the entire song. It was downright moving. There were many times that the crowd would pop with cheering, but on of the biggest was for a song that wasn’t even Garth’s. The Minnesota anthem of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Fishing In The Dark” was a huge moment for concert goers. The encore was very cool as Garth came back on to the stage by himself with his guitar and wowed us with an acoustic set before ending with a couple rock covers that got the crowd singing along again.
In true Garth Brooks form, he gave it all during our time together on Friday night. He has a humble heart and knows how to make 75,000 people feel like they just connected personally, at the highest level. You genuinely walked out of the stadium feeling that this was a special night.
The sound was surprisingly good for a room that size. Even though it was a stage in the round, the stage was set in the west end of the stadium closest to the “bow of the ship.”
Here is the May 3rd set list for Garth Brooks at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis.
All Day Long
Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House
Two Piña Coladas
The Beaches of Cheyenne
Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)
Fishin’ in the Dark -cover of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
We Shall Be Free
The Thunder Rolls
Standing Outside the Fire
More Than a Memory
Papa Loved Mama
Ask Me How I Know
Callin’ Baton Rouge
To Make You Feel My Love
Friends In Low Places
Learning to Live Again
Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
Night Moves -cover of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
American Pie -cover of Don McLean