There's one job no one likes doing when the party ends -- cleaning up the mess. That's what was happening Sunday in downtown Bristol now that Mumford & Sons is heading to their next show.
It may not sound like a hit from Mumford & Sons, but clean up Sunday morning is actually music to some fan's ears. "It was really crowded, a lot of debris left over. Cans, cups, and bottles. The trash cans were overflowing, so it's nice to know things are getting taken care of so quickly," said Lesa Smith, a fan from West Virginia.
News 5 learned more than 17,000 tickets were sold to Saturday's Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour.
With such a big crowd, it's a big job picking up the mess; but it's going quickly. "Our cities have really gotten used to the crowds that come to our downtown and they have it down to a science. They know how many cans they need to put out, they know when they need to come empty those," said Leah Ross with Birthplace of Country Music Alliance.
Before the first note was even played, clean up was starting and even going green. "They involved our Keep Bristol Beautiful program with making sure we recycled all that we could," added Ross.
Trash will end up at the Bristol, Virginia Landfill. Concert organizers are footing most of the bill. "A lot of it has to do with clean up, the building of everything, the breakdown of all those things. They're responsible for that," said Ross.
By Monday morning there will hardly be a trace left behind from the British invasion in Bristol. Some fans from Baltimore say they were blown away by more than just the music. "It looks like nothing happened, it's incredible. They did an amazing job!"
News 5 also learned most traffic should be back to normal by Monday morning. Also those detours, closed roads, and blocked parking lots will steadily open by Monday evening.