Kenny Chesney’s fans really know how to party hard.
At a concert at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday, some partied so hard they needed medical treatment, were ejected, or arrested. The officers so overwhelmed with raucous, intoxicated fans that they couldn’t keep up and stopped counting the trouble-makers.
One thing is certain: every episode of bad behavior could be blamed on alcohol, a fact Deadspin has blamed on Chesney’s “pro-intoxication repertoire.”
“This is another incident of over indulgence of alcohol, period. When people drink for long periods of time, and engage in a party atmosphere, there’s going to be some unintended consequences,” Lt. Chad Ramos told Fox11.
Of the more than 50,000 fans who attended the Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean concert, about 25 were arrested and 123 were kicked out. Offenses — according to a detailed, blow-by-blow record kept by Deadspin during the Chesney concert — all included various “highly intoxicated” men.
One “s**t his pants,” others were “puking and falling on people,” spilling beer, picking fights, foaming at the mouth, and harassing other fans. The last entry is one guy getting handsy with women.
They even turned these calls into a hilarious video of Kenny Chesney‘s Saturday performance.
Ramos said 89 officers kept an eye on 50,000 concertgoers that night. They could’ve used 60 more.
“One of the officers in particular told me it was the worst event he’s ever worked there. All of our officer were paired up. That was a good thing in terms of their security so they were paired up with another officer.”
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, the mayhem began around 8 p.m. and kept on trucking until after midnight. Up to five people had to be taken to the hospital, and Green Bay Metro firefighters responded to 60 calls. Lines to the EMS rooms snaked out the door.
The newspaper added more figures to the tally: 125 had their Kenny Chesney tickets taken away, and a total of 300 were kicked out by the end of the night.
As a fun comparison, Fox 11 looked at stats from recent Packers games: About six people were arrested and 23 ejected per game last year. This year, the number jumped a bit, to eight arrests and 27 ejections per game.
This massive display of drunkenness was bad, even in comparison to other Kenny Chesney concerts. One in late May saw 10 facing charges and 170 needing medical care. That was obviously very mild.
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