Thousands brave rain and cold for Garth Brooks concert

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Tens of thousands of people braved the rain and cold Saturday all for their love of Garth Brooks. 

The country music star performed at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend in front of an estimated 84,000 fans. Despite the rain and low temperatures, many concert-goers tailgated outside the stadium starting at 10 am.

“We were here at 10 am, we parked the truck, left for a little bit and came back around 2,” said Jenna Luke of South Bend. 

Some fans traveled from Fort Wayne. 

“We’re here to have a good time and we can’t wait to see Garth,” said Stephanie Mignerey. 

Stephanie attended the concert with a group of friends and her brother Matt. Like many tailgating, their group did their best to stay warm by wearing winter coats and ponchos.

“Wind advisory, weather advisory, but you know nothing is going to stop us from having a good time,” said Matt. 

When asked about the weather, many fans said they weren’t bothered and were doing it all to see Garth Brooks perform. 

“It is so worth it. The stadium is beautiful. The people are amazing. Garth and Tricia are going to be fantastic,” said Rebecca who traveled from California to attend the concert. “It’s all worth it, every single drop, every piece of hail and snow.”

Brooks’ performance was the first ever standalone concert inside Notre Dame Stadium. The concert was recorded and will be televised on CBS and WANE 15 on December 2nd. 

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