Earth-shaking: Fans at Garth Brooks concert at LSU tip seismograph needle

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thunderous applause is nothing new at a Garth Brooks concert. But Saturday night’s show in Louisiana was positively earth-shaking.

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For the second time in 33 years, fans jumping and cheering at LSU’s Tiger Stadium registered as a small earthquake on a seismograph reading, WAFB-TV reported.

The last time, it was a football game. Saturday night, the country singer got the earth to move when he performed crowd favorite “Callin’ Baton Rouge” around 9:30 p.m. CDT in Death Valley, according to WBRZ-TV.

“I have to ask you, Baton Rouge?” Brooks told the crowd of more than 100,000 people. “Is it time?”

The crowd’s reaction to the opening fiddle strains of “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” considered the unofficial anthem for college football Saturday nights at famed Death Valley, was convincing, WBRZ reported.

Nearby, a seismograph in Nicholson Hall recorded the equivalent of a small earthquake as the crowd sang along with Brooks, according to the television station.

The last time earthquake-like numbers were recorded at Tiger Stadium was Oct. 8, 1988, WBRZ reported. LSU’s comeback 7-6 victory against No. 4 Auburn in the final two minutes, when Tommy Hodson threw a touchdown pass to Eddie Fuller on fourth down, resulted in 79,341 fans cheering and stomping.

The contest was dubbed “The Earthquake Game” because it moved the seismograph needle then.

It happened again Saturday night.