Garth Brooks Tells Musicians to ‘Get Back in the Game’ After First Successful Stadium Concert
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He Said, “It’s The Greatest Feeling In The World”
After a year of being temporarily shut down by the pandemic, live music is back. For the past few weeks, we’ve seen musicians reopen venues and hold full-scale concerts. However, there are still those on the fence about being back on the road.
As for them, country music star Garth Brooks encourages them to “get back in the game”. He just went back on stage for the first stadium concert in the US since Covid-19 began. It took place on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and he performed in front of more than 65,000 attendees.
There was no social distancing at the event, and only a few wore masks. In fact, Las Vegas only fully reopened last June 1, and lifted all the Covid-19 restrictions.
“To every musician out there, all I can say is get back in the game because it’s the greatest feeling in the world,” Brooks said.
He did admit though that he was “nervous” because it had been over 500 days since he last played on stage. Nevertheless, it was a successful two-hour concert with the crowd singing along to his greatest hits.
“Any time you’re off for a long time and come back, especially when you’ve been going as long as we have,” he told them, “you think it’s going to be over. Thank you for making me feel like this.”
“I’ve never been made to feel at home as quickly as you guys have made me feel,” he added.