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Garth Brooks concerts are about more than the music

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood had a whirlwind of a week in Spokane. 7 shows in just 6 days and they all sold out within minutes of the tickets going on sale. Spokane Arena's capacity is about 23,000. That means more than 160,000 people got to see Garth and his wife perform the heck out of that stage. 

But a Garth Brooks concert has always been about more than the music. Anyone who attended the shows, or has been to one in the past, knows that Garth Brooks isn't just a musician; he's a showman. He stopped his concert multiple times to speak personally with people in the crowd. One woman, who had a sign up in honor of her son, talked with Garth for a good 2 minutes. In the middle of the concert! He sang the song "Mom" in memory of her son. During another concert, Garth placed his hands on the head of a woman who'd been recently diagnosed with cancer, and then gave her a guitar he'd been using!

Stories like these are what keep people coming to Garth shows, and what keep us all from looking forward to a return visit. Don't wait 20 years next time, Garth!

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