Police: Kenny Chesney concert was drunken chaos

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 11:37:58-04

When country singers Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean welcomed more than 53,000 of their closest friends to party at Lambeau Field last weekend, things got a little out of hand.

OK, they got way out of hand.

The Saturday night concert saw Green Bay police eject as many as 300 people and arrest 25, according to numbers gathered by the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The scene was described by officers as something torn from one of Chesney’s drunken party anthems.

“It looks like alcohol was involved in every single one of [the incidents],” said Green Bay Police Lt. David Paral, speaking with the Press-Gazette. The newspaper quoted one Green Bay Metro fire and rescue employee as saying, “The EMS rooms had lines out the door.”

Reporters from the online sports news outlet Deadspin tuned into Green Bay’s emergency scanner channel during the concert and noted the interesting chatter.

“An intoxicated male is foaming at the mouth,” one report read. “A male is groping women,” read another. Two other “highly intoxicated males” were called out by police for separate social faux pas — one was “puking and falling on people” while the other had defecated in his pants.

Chesney, a four-time winner of the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year award, has a history of performances at Green Bay’s largest venue. In 2011, he performed the first major concert held at Lambeau Field in 26 years, according to WTMJ radio.

On Thursday, Chesney’s tour is scheduled to move on to Vancouver, British Columbia. Perhaps the Canadians will be better behaved.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.