TULSA, Okla. Jason Aldean took the stage in Tulsa Thursday night for the first time since the Las Vegas shooting two weeks ago.
Before the doors to the BOK Center opened, a crowd of fans waited outside, eagerly awaiting the show.
After what happened in Vegas on Oct. 1, Thursday night's show was one some people thought wouldn't happen. Fans in Tulsa said they were glad to see Aldean and hope he felt welcomed.
For many fans, Thursday night's concert was an event they'd looked forward to for months. Others hadn't planned to attend but thought it too important to miss.
"Because of everything that happened, we got the tickets at the last minute," one concertgoer said.
Barbara Lathers says Thursday night's concert was her 91st time to see Jason Aldean. She wasn't there when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at his last show in Las Vegas, but she felt she needed to be in Tulsa Thursday.
Many felt the same way, showing up outside the arena with signs and t-shirts showing support for Las Vegas and memorializing those who died.
"I'm sure it will be emotional, in a way," one fan said before the show. "Just because it's the first concert back after all that happened."