Grateful Dead Breaks Soldier Field Attendance Record @ Fare Thee Well Night One

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Last night’s Grateful Dead show in Chicago at Soldier Field set a new record for attendance at the venue…

The attendance of 70,764 shattered Soldier Field’s post-renovation attendance record of 67,936 set by U2 360 in 2009.

It also featured some new technology that isn’t often available at a concert of that scale…

A “skycam” drone that hovered over the audience and stage delivered the scene to Internet and pay-per-view audiences at home, in theaters, and at satellite venues across America.

I had a sense that’s what we were seeing when I tweeted this out…

Follow along with our coverage of the Fare Thee Well run in Chicago at this post here.

Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Sets Attendance Record at Chicago’s Soldier Field [Billboard]