PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - An afternoon concert on Portland's Eastern Prom drew out thousands of people.
The Prom is no stranger to crowds numbering in the tens of thousands, but that's typically for free shows like the fireworks display on the Fourth of July. Saturday's concert cost $70 for a "passport".
The concert marks one of only four North American stops for the popular band Mumford & Sons. Concert-goers NEWS CENTER spoke with say the exclusivity of the shows probably lead to the huge crowd.
The City regularly hosts musicians at any of a number of concert venues, but this marks the first time that a band has headlined outdoors on the Eastern Prom.
Portland faced some difficulties juggling residents and ticket-goers, and making sure there would be ready access to water and regulations on alcohol.