LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's the biggest event downtown since the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. Tuesday night's Taylor Swift concert was also the most anticipated after an illness led the singer to cancel her summer concert in Louisville.
The streets all around the KFC Yum! Center were packed with Taylor Swift fanatics of all ages. Officials tell us close to 16,000 fans attended. Some families came hours early, camping out in the back of the arena hoping to avoid any traffic tie-ups, but more importantly hoping for a glimpse of the singer's curly blonde hair coming from the tour bus.
After hearing about possible traffic nightmares, some out of town parents told us they planned to have a restful night's sleep because they booked a hotel room so they didn't have to worry about getting in or out of the concert.
"With the traffic with the bridge closed down, I was just afraid we would get here and be in all this traffic and I'm not a big driver and I don't like to drive anyway," said Robin Reed, an Owensboro mother who brought her daughters to the concert.
Parents Timothy and Jennifer Carnes of Russell Springs said of spending the night, "It's a good idea, a bonus."