Ravens president Dick Cass worried about the prospect of gridlock in the streets and reports of lightning and thunderstorms at M&T Bank Stadium for Wednesday night's U2 concert. In the end, all Cass had to worry about was hot, humid weather.
Everything else, Cass, said, went well in U2's much-anticipated, long-awaited arrival in Baltimore.
"It was really spectacular," Cass said Thursday. "I thought the crowd was electric. I was worried about the weather -- that was my principle concern at 4 p.m. But the [bad] weather passed us by.
"It was a hot, but OK, evening. The crowd was great, the music wonderful, and the stadium showed well, I thought. We enjoyed working with the crew that puts up the stage. They were easy to work with."
According to Live Nation, the stadium was at capacity with nearly 75,000 in attendance. Cass said representatives of Live Nation were "very complementary" about the concert in general.
What portent does that hold for future concert events, Cass was asked?
"Nothing can be said now," he said. "We don't know who will be on tour or what their commitments will be. But I think in the long run, it bodes well for us. When you work well with an organization, they tend to come back to you."
Next up at the stadium is a July 9 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, featuring some 16 trucks that will race and perform various stunts.