On Saturday March 26th, Garth Brooks played Philadelphia’s own Wells Fargo Center for the first time in 19 years. To say the crowd was excited would definitley be an understatement as all four of Brooks announced shows sold out within just minutes of ticket on sales, and day of show the line that wrapped around the the Wells Fargo Center hours before the shows. With assistance on this tour from his wife, Trisha Yearwood, the country superstar played a 2 and a half hour set, his 28+ setlist included songs from Brooks entire discography which more then half of were number 1 hits that conquered country radio airwaves.
Garth Brooks dramatic entrance to the stage included a list of his record-setting accomplishments including his awards such as Top Selling Solo Artist In History,Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Pinnacle Award, and 22 Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as Grammy Award winnings were flashed on a video screen before he made his fog-filled debut to the stage launching up from beneath the stage in his signature cowboy hat and a custom Brooks Philadelphia Flyers Jersey to his single “Baby Let’s Lay Down and Dance,” one of only two songs performed off his 2016 album release, Gunslinger. Some notable parts of his set included “Thunder Rolls” when his stage flashed as if lighting was bursted from the sky above as the thunder rumbled the venue, When Brooks had crowd participation in his setlist where he allowed the crowd to choose what song to play next by reading aloud the signs he noticed in the crowd including covers of “Bob Dylan,” “Merle Haggard,” and more, The massive sing along during “Friends In Low Places” & “The Dance.” A few other notable parts would be when Brooks wife Trisha Yearwood rose from the stage to sing a duet of “In Another’s Eyes,” which then allowed Brooks to leave the stage and let his wife take the crowd by storm with an incredible 4 song performance including her biggest hits such as “XXX’s & OOO’s (An American Girl),” her empowering song and strength filled “Prizefighter,” and of course, “She’s In Love With The Boy” which allowed for crowd participation as Yearwood activated her kiss cam.
“Philadelphia, I’m in love with you guys!”
Garth Brook’s high energy set included a song that EVERYONE knows even if your not a country fan or a huge Brooks fan, you are guaranteed to be singing along at some point during his set. Brooks is a legend himself and does not disappoint, his live shows are forces to be reckoned with and a great time. 55-year-old Brooks still got it even 19 years later, he is still the same country icon that everyone loves and puts on one of the greatest performances you will see as he uses every second of his performance to entertain the fans. Running around the stage, jumping, taking selfies with fans, interacting with fans every chance he gets to, and even singing a song to a mother holding her child making tears pour down her cheeks in happiness. I would definitley recommend getting out and seeing a Brooks show as it is one you will always remember and its worth the anticipation trying to get tickets as they are known to sell out in minutes sometimes even seconds from on-sale times. See more info on Garth Brooks and his tour dates here: http://www.garthbrooks.com