SALT LAKE CITY—The Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park may have broken the record of attendees Thursday night as tens of thousands of people packed in for the first concert of the season. The band Modest Mouse launched the first Twilight thursday night of the summer. Twilight organizers moved the concert series to Pioneer Park when the series were drawing crowds beyond what the Gallivan Center could contain.
Organizers were said to be considering turning people away as the crush of attendees kept growing. They estimate that more than 40,000 attended the first evening of the series.
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No problems had been reported, with the exception of minor incidents of those not willing to wait in line, who were resorting to climbing over the chain link security fence.
"I think it's great, plenty of room for everybody to just sprawl out and be comfortable instead of elbow to elbow and all squished in," a young woman commented about the open area Pioneer Park provides. "I think it's awesome."
This will be the first time in its 23 year history that the concerts will be held at Pioneer Park. The award-winning concert series guarantees crowds and non-stop live entertainment every Thursday evening from July 8 to August 26.
FOX 13's Sandy Riesgraf will have more with News at Nine.