Bruno Mars brings the house down with some ‘finesse’ at second concert

Could he break an attendance record for Aloha Stadium?

Bruno Mars brings the house down with some ‘finesse’

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Bruno is home — and he brought the party with him.

Bruno Mars wrote he was "honored to meet" local MMA fighter Max Holloway, in this photo that he posted on his Instagram. (Image: Bruno Mars/Instagram)
Bruno Mars wrote he was "honored to meet" local MMA fighter Max Holloway, in this photo that he posted on his Instagram. (Image: Bruno Mars/Instagram) (Bruno Mars/Instagram)

The 11-time Grammy winner performed to a sold-out stadium crowd on Saturday night, in the second of three concerts in the islands.

Lines were long to enter the stadium, buy food and use the restroom.

It’s not a surprise as the total attendance for all three shows could beat an all time record set by the Rolling Stones in 1998.

“Over 100,000 in three nights so it’s pretty remarkable when you consider that one individual, one act, can pull that kind of attraction," said Ryan Andrews, Aloha Stadium deputy manager.

Cars started lining up early outside the stadium, and officials opened the gates at about 3:10 p.m.

By 5:30 p.m., fans were being allowed into the stadium.

And while traffic around the stadium was heavy, it was moving.

Mars is wrapping wrap up his world tour with a series of shows in Hawaii.

Night one!!!

Posted by Aloha Stadium Hawaii on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Officials are warning people to expect gridlock on roadways around the stadium on each of the concert nights, and on Thursday Mars himself took to Instagram to urge people to drive with aloha.

“Let’s have a good time tonight Hawaii!” he said. “Most importantly, let’s show love and aloha to everyone driving down and attending the concert. I’ve missed you all and can’t wait to perform and sing on the island I call home.”

Aloha Stadium deputy Manager Ryan Andrews, meanwhile, is urging concert goers to have a plan.

“We want people to understand there will be traffic even with all the measures we’re taking,” he said.

To help keep traffic moving, police officers are stationed at intersections and on the highway to help with traffic control.

If you do plan to drive, don’t count on finding parking at the stadium. A total of eight alternative lots will be open for Thursday night’s show. Ten alternative parking lots will be available for the two weekend performances.

Some of those alternative lots are located at schools.

Extra security measures will also be in place once you arrive, and professional recording devices aren’t allowed.

While the concerts are cause gridlock, they’re proving a boon for area businesses along with taxi, ride hailing and charter bus companies.

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