Chesney Breaks Records in Bloomington

posted September 24th, 2009 at 8:41 am

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by Josh Martn

The second to last concert on the Sun City Carnival Tour at US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois broke several records for the venue:

A week to the day after Kenny (Sept. 24, 2009 A.K.), life goes on. But will we ever be the same again?

Dunno yet, but the folks over at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum have gathered up some mighty intriguing stats that will definitely live in infamy.

Courtesy Traci Andracke, who filled GO! in a week ago on all the pre-concert intrigue, here’s some post-concert fallout:

• Records obliterated: 1. Fastest-selling concert in Coliseum history (3 min.); 2. Largest number of patrons under Coliseum roof for one event (8,256); 3. Highest-grossing concert in Coliseum history ($$ are top secret; we’d have to kill you if we told you).

• Suds soaked: Though Kenny’s fans aren’t huge munchers (Andracke says concessions sales were unremarkable), they are big-time swillers, soaking up 100 kegs of Bud and 5½ pallets loaded down with hundreds upon hundreds of Corona cans (official tour sponsor).

• Trivia we learned: Corona doesn’t do kegs.

• Secure in their skin: Whereas the average Coliseum show employs 18 security guards, it took a whopping 74 to secure Kenny (granted, officer, the tailgate party and caravan of vehicles helped up the ante).

• To heck with Margaritaville: The Prairie Thunder locker room was transformed, says Andracke into “a Caribbean wonderland” dubbed “The Vibe Room,” off limits to all but Kenny & Co.

• Featured there: A fully stocked tiki-style bar, open all day/night … the eight inflatable palm trees mentioned in last week’s GO! story … video screens playing footage from past Kenny concerts … one “scantily attired inflatable female pirate” (we’re tellin’ your mom, Kenny!) … six live Hooters girls recruited from the local Hooters ranks (paging Kenny’s mom again).

There’s more here.


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  • Kay

    haha! Cute article!

  • vicki weber

    This is a cute article to me also?

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