Garth Brooks Concert Just Registered As Small Earthquake
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According to a seismograph reported by Nicholson Hall, a small earthquake was recorded during Saturday night’s sold-out Garth Brooks concert when fans sang the country singer’s song “Callin’ Baton Rouge.”
Tens of thousands of rowdy fans who have waited so many months to hear the song in person were packed into Tiger Stadium at the LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when the small earthquake registered.
Nicholson said that the earthquake happened around 9:30pm when the country superstar stepped onto the stage and asked a question to more than 100,000 fans.
“I have to ask you, Baton Rouge? Is it time?” Garth asked the crowed.
An LSU professor set up a seismograph machine tonight for the @garthbrooks concert in Baton Rouge.
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At that point, near-deafening cheers and fiddle strains of “Callin’ Baton Rouge” blared through the speakers causing the seismograph to pick up the ground shaking.
“I can hear it, hear the crowd singing along,” Sarah Rosemann, who lives about a half a mile away from Tiger Stadium, told WBRZ.
Sarah told the station that she didn’t feel her house move, but she could certainly hear every word to every single song being played. Authorities said the last time something like this happened in Tiger Stadium was back in Oct. 8, 1988.
They said another spike was picked up when Auburn was leading LSU 6-0 with fewer than two minutes left in the game and 79,000 fans erupted in celebration after LSU quarterback Tommy Hodson threw a pass to Eddie Fuller.