Garth Brooks Croke Park Week 2: Dublin’s O’Connell Street looks more like Nashville as Garth Brooks fans return to the city

Driving up O’Connell Street was a sight straight out of Nashville.

Two horses carry a carriage with four revelers in Stetson hats, cocktails in hand, country music blaring.

Just killing time until the Garth Brooks concert.

By early afternoon the massive push had already begun, with the city of Dublin remaining in the countryside. There were more cowboy hats, plaid shirts, and boots than in Dallas, Texas.

The train, arriving from Belfast, pulled into Connolly Station just before 3pm, unloading a flood of concert-goers with the ubiquitous hats and wheeled suitcases in tow.

With three hugely successful shows under his belt, Brooks is putting on his penultimate performance tonight – and fans are expecting it to be just as good as they expected.

Sisters Shakira, 20, and Annamaria Berry, 25, from New Ross, Co. Wexford, grew up listening to Brooks because their aunts and uncles and “everyone in the family” are fans.

“We love him, we just love him,” Shakira said. “He’s so handsome too – he’s country and western, he’s happy – he’s who we are.”

“We know all the words, all.”

At her very first concert, she was excited to join in with the songs she loves.

Mary Casey and Andy Melville traveled from London for the event. The hotels were expensive and they paid €570 for two nights.

“But it’s worth it,” says Mary.

“He won’t come to England because he thinks they’re too dry,” said Andy.

“And he’s right,” Mary added.

Organizers have described it as “probably the biggest cultural event in Ireland in the history of music” with over 400,000 tickets sold.

That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the atmosphere in the capital is definitely building.

Gates open at 5pm, Brooks takes the stage at 7:30pm.

Organizers have urged people to allow enough time to get to Croke Park before the show begins.

No early queuing is allowed in the streets surrounding the stadium.

https://www.independent.ie/news/dublins-oconnell-street-looks-more-like-nashville-as-scores-of-garth-brooks-fans-again-descend-on-the-city-41995321.html Garth Brooks Croke Park Week 2: Dublin’s O’Connell Street looks more like Nashville as Garth Brooks fans return to the city

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button