Busy weekend kicks off in downtown Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Concerts, parades, festivals and a Steelers game mean it’s going to be a busy weekend in the city, with events happening all around town. The fun kicked off last night with a Billy Joel concert, so today we checked in to see how the festivities are going so far.

“We have another busy weekend this week,” said Assistant Police Chief Linda Rosato-Barone.

On Thursday afternoon, Pittsburgh police announced that this weekend will be one of the busiest this summer, but that hasn’t slowed thousands from traveling to the city.

“I like the atmosphere of Pittsburgh more, so it’s nice coming here,” said Teonna Ninetto.

Ninetto is from Reading, Pennsylvania, but she and her entire family say they couldn’t wait to come back to Pittsburgh for the Motley Crue and Def Leppard concert.

“October, we were just here for the Rolling Stones, so checking off every rock band on our list, and this is their first concert,” Ninetto said.

Ninetto said she always enjoys coming to the city because every time they are here, something good happens.

“Yesterday we got lucky. We got tickets to Billy Joel that we didn’t have to pay for,” Ninetto said.

The free tickets, along with her family’s first concert together, make for a pretty good trip. Even for locals like Steve Miller of Upper St. Clair, the excitement is running high.

“It’s kind of a message saying COVID is over, so come out and see everything Pittsburgh has to offer,” Miller said.

Miller said he and his family will attend the Def Leppard concert tonight along with the Steelers game over the weekend, and encourages others to join in.

“Pittsburgh people to come out and spend money in the city, so Pittsburgh can have more and more affairs,” Miller said.

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