Eighty-Four Thousand Fans Ignore All the Weather Woes at Brooks’ Show.

Brooks’ fans packed into the stadium in South Bend, Indiana for the first concert ever held in the home of the Fighting Irish. And after a one-hour weather delay, he gave the crowd more than two hours of music to thoroughly take their minds off the cold.

There were new songs, like “Live Again,” which included a short Beatles medley in the middle. There were covers from his musical hero Bob Seger, “Night Moves” and “Turn the Page.” There were expected cover tunes, like the show-closer “American Pie” from Don McLean, and unexpected ones, like his guy version of Ashley McBryde’s “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” And there were appearances from the Notre Dame football cheerleaders and the school’s leprechaun mascot.

But the majority of the concert was devoted to the hits and more hits. Brooks started the show with honky-tonk tunes and heartfelt ballads, like “That Summer,” “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House,” “The River,” “Papa Loved Mama,” and “Two Pina Coladas.” Then he gave his band a break. “You guys can take a few seconds to maybe go get warm,” he said. “I’m gonna be with these people.” He performed “Unanswered Prayers” — a fitting song because of the football setting — by himself.

Source : CMT