Lady Gaga Makes History After Headlining Wrigley Field
Posted: 12:30 pm Saturday, August 26th, 2017
By Kyle Taylor
Lady Gaga not only became the first female to headline a show at Wrigley Field, but she sold it out. That’s pretty hard to believe actually. While Wrigley Field isn’t a concert centric venue, it still has hosted its fair share of shows and has become an iconic venue to play. The list of those who have played Wrigley include, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam, or in other words, not a shabby list for Lady Gaga to be a part of.
This has to be a special moment for her and her fans. It’s hard to think that a decade ago, at Lollapalooza 2007, Lady Gaga could be found near the bottom of the lineup. The bands around her name on the lineup probably don’t even exist nowadays. To come from that to playing Wrigley Field, with a capacity near 50,000, just five miles north of Grant Park where Lollapalooza is held, must have been more than a dream come true. I doubt many artists who play the smallest of seven stages at Lollapalooza dream of a gig quite like headlining Wrigley Field.