Garth Brooks holds news conference ahead of Birmingham show
Garth Brooks, the country music legend, will be the first performance at Protective Stadium on Saturday night, but first we discovered what he expected from the audience.
“My job as an entertainer is to pit them against each other, and then it starts to become a party instead of a concert, and I think that’s when an entertainer becomes an entertainer, when the concert gloves are taken off, and it’s a party, and hopefully this will affect you for the rest of your life,” Brooks explained.
Brooks has also confirmed that a LIVE recording will take place at Protective Stadium.
“We brought the mobile truck down here, we recorded probably five times over the course of the three years on the road,” Brooks said. “But this one we couldn’t pass up because of the opportunity of how good the recording will sound because of how the stadium is configured and the fact that there is no roof on it.”
The sold-out Garth Brooks performance on June 4 is expected to draw 50 thousand people, yet there are only about 10,000 parking places within a ten-minute walk of Protective Stadium.
Although many parking lots open as early as 7:00 a.m., shuttles and activities do not begin until 2:00 p.m. Officials warned you should plan ahead of time for parking or be prepared to walk, but one local parking provider is attempting to make event parking more convenient.
“We’re expecting a lot of traffic,” Clutch said. Daniel Almond, the company’s COO, stated. “I expect a large number of people to arrive around two, three, and four o’clock.” I’ve heard they’ll try to tailgate or just go to Uptown and eat before the game.”