SACRAMENTO - The thunder rolled at Sleep Train Arena Friday night as Garth Brooks opened up a six-show concert series.
"There are five places in the world if you ask Garth Brooks where you want to play. Sacramento is one of the five," the county music legend said before his show Friday.
His fans have been anxious for him to return to California's capital.
"We've been waiting 23 years," fan Kaytee Sanders said.
Area businesses are looking forward to a boost from the back-to-back shows, as well.
The staff at The Original Mel's Diner off Arena Boulevard came in early Friday and they were ready for a rush.
"Everyone is expected to work overtime, if we get busy, which we're hoping," server Gabriel Ahmad said.