by Adam Gold
Over the weekend, Pittsburgh, Pa., Kenny Chesney fans fought the law (and each other), and the law won. According to KDKA 2 (via Buzzfeed), Pittsburgh police made a total of 73 arrests — 49 at the venue and another 24 nearby — at the “Beer in Mexico” singer’s No Shoes Nation tour stop Saturday night at Heinz Field. Though the stadium is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers (pun intended), most of the arrests were for misdemeanors the likes of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and aggravated assault. No fans, however, were reportedly arrested or ejected for bearing uncanny resemblance to Chesney.
Additionally, 150 concertgoers received medical treatment, with 45 ending up in area medical facilities. There were reportedly at least 10 fights (like the one captured above) in or around the stadium, none of which were the main event.
Putting a cherry atop their bloody display of red-blooded countrified savagery and making Parrotheads look like caroling Mormons in the process, Western Pennsylvania No Shoes Nation denizens left behind a mess the likes of which the Keystone State hasn’t seen since Three Mile Island. (See below; #whitetrash.)
In related news: The 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival and “family” gathering returns to Cave In Rock, Ill., Aug. 7-11.