Spokane’s rainy weather couldn’t keep Garth fans away

Spokane’s rainy weather couldn’t keep Garth fans away

It was a sea of umbrellas, plastic bags and re-purposed Garth signs in front of the Spokane Arena as thousands of fans braved the rain to wait in line for the second of seven sold out Garth Brooks concerts.

“It could be snowing or freezing rain, we wouldn’t stop,” said Terry Anderson. “Anything for Garth.”

“We are huge fans,” said Ashley Lau who came in with her friends from Kalispell Montana, “he’s been the soundtrack for our entire lives.”

The security team at the Spokane Arena were prepared for the rain and the crowds and on both the opening night and second concert funneled 11,000 fans through the metal detectors in just over an hour.

They will be put to the test over the weekend, with back to back shows.

Spokane Police have extra patrols out around the arena to deter thieves, but they are still warning concert goers to not leave any valuables in their cars and to make sure to lock them. They are also encouraging using public transportation to get to the concerts to avoid traffic congestion.