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Y Live concert leaving lasting impression on tourists, cleanup begins

Many came in from outside the valley for the first time

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Just hours after the last fans made their way out of Stambaugh Stadium, workers were already buzzing all over the field. 

The concert left a mark on the people there. Many came in from outside the valley for the first time and now some say they want to come back. Charles Baker of Cleveland says he's planning another trip back.

"I'm really enjoying myself being in your city. I'm from Cleveland -- so I'm from a big city but I can come here and really enjoy it. I'm going to bring my wife back with me actually."

Dozens of people were sitting down to breakfast and checking out of the DoubleTree in Youngstown.

Joey Mamounis of the Bistro Restaurant says the concert spiked sales for the weekend.

"On a good night on the weekend, we're fielding anywhere from 150 to 200 customers. Last night was a big stimulus -- probably 300 or so."

People from out of town spent their morning in the city enjoying the weather, some surprised by what they've seen.

Megan O'Keefe came to see the concert from Cleveland.

"It just seems like a really big thing in Youngstown. There's a concert coming up -- everyone's excited."

Those who live here feel like Youngstown is finally coming into its own.

Anthony Marchionda of Poland calls it a humbling experience.

"Youngstown isn't really used to that and to get something like that -- it's kind of humbling for people that are from here to get something that big."

Some concert-goers came from further distances.

Adam O'Brien says he made a five-hour trek to see the concert but would come back to see Youngstown.

Tearing down the stage and seating that held 20,000 people Saturday night. 

Workers started the cleanup around 1 a.m. Sunday.

It will continue on for most of the day Sunday and possibly Monday.

JAC President Eric Ryan says the company will begin preparing for next year's concert in a week or so but they don't know who will be playing next at YSU.


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