This Kenny Chesney rager was tame compared to the last one

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This Kenny Chesney Rager Was Tame Compared to the Last One

A Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh on Saturday night got a little out of hand, sending dozens to local hospitals.

By many accounts, the crowd of 55,000 — including 15,000 who were there just to tailgate — was rowdy.

A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of the concert said the rowdiness made its way to the parking lots "where pickup trucks crushed beer bottles that sent glass flying everywhere. No Shoes Nation needed combat boots to get through that."

Police said they made seven arrests and handed out more than 30 tickets for underage drinking. Nearly 100 people were treated by emergency medical services, and 37 of them were taken to local hospitals.

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"I'm really, really pleased, very proud of the way the officers were able to maintain public order despite an incredible amount of alcohol being consumed by people, a lot of whom seemed to have a hard time controlling it," Chief Cameron McLay told reporters on Sunday.

But this year's concert at Heinz Field was reportedly tame compared to Chesney's 2013 concert in the same city. Police made more than 70 arrests then for aggravated assault, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

This year the city handed out trash bags to concertgoers and tailgaters to pick up after themselves. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, crews picked up an estimated 48 tons of trash.

This year's show also included special guests Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion.

This video includes images from Getty Images and clips from WPXI, KDKA and CBS. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.

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Milestone honoree Kenny Chesney performs at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kenny Chesney performs on an outdoor stage during the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Mark Zaleski/Invision/AP)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift perform onstage during Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival 2015 Tour kick-off for a 55 show run through August. The high-energy opening night included 2½ hours of music, including five songs from his #1 The Big Revival, surprise guests and a leaner, cleaner stage and 2.3 million pixel screen that gave the sold out house the best view theyve ever had of the 8-time Entertainer of the Year at the Bridgestone Arena on March 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kenny Chesney)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift perform onstage during Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival 2015 Tour kick-off for a 55 show run through August. The high-energy opening night included 2½ hours of music, including five songs from his #1 The Big Revival, surprise guests and a leaner, cleaner stage and 2.3 million pixel screen that gave the sold out house the best view theyve ever had of the 8-time Entertainer of the Year at the Bridgestone Arena on March 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kenny Chesney)
Kenny Chesney performs at "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets" at Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kenny Chesney performs at "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets" at Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kenny Chesney performs at the American Country Countdown Awards at the Music City Center on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Kenny Chesney performs on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, Honoree Taylor Swift and Honoree Kenny Chesney attend the 2011 CMT Artists of the year at the Bridgestone Arena on November 29, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Back Row: Honoree Jason Aldean, President/CEO Brian Philips, Host Rob Lowe, Honorees Charles Kelley Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Dave Haywood Lady A., CMT Producer John Hamlin. Front Row: Dick Clark Productions Richard A. Clark, Honorees Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Hillary Scott Lady A. attend the 2011 CMT Artists of the year celebration at the Bridgestone Arena on November 29, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Kenny Chesney attends the 64th Annual BMI Country awards on November 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 27: Kenny Chesney attends the iHeartCountry Album Preview at The iHeartRadio Theater LA on October 27, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Musician Kenny Chesney performs live on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
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