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Downtown Baltimore buzzing again after blizzard

Posted: 11:28 PM, Jan 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-30 04:29:09Z
After days of being covered in snow that made it hard to see, then hard to get around, it seems Baltimore City is starting to look like itself again.
 
"I was in the house 5 days and I thought I was going to go crazy," Shelby Cass said. 
 
Back to normal includes the look of the roads downtown and the buzzing activity.
 
"At least we're out. We're not stuck in the house. We couldn't go nowhere," Jackie and Bob McCormick said.
 
Jackie and Bob were two of thousands who made their way to Royal Farms Arena to see Garth Brooks in concert. 
 
He was originally scheduled to perform last Friday and Saturday but the storm had other plans. It forced the country music star to move the dates back and fans to hold on a little longer. 
 
"I thought 'God, I hope they don't cancel our show'," Janet Fisher said. 
 
There was also a moment of worry for businesses counting on fans to be downtown before and after the show. 
 
Stephen Walsh at Pratt Street Ale House said he is glad the shows were rescheduled instead of canceled. We caught up with him before the storm with tents set up and ready to go. 
 
"It was a massive challenge. The snow came and changed everything up a little. We actually had to rebuild the tent again after the weight of the snow on top of it was a little much. ...  It has been the busiest night of the year so far. Tomorrow will probably be even bigger," Walsh told ABC2. 
 
He is not the only one looking ahead. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was thinking about the storm's lasting impact. She knows after cleanup comes the potholes. 
 
"Until the spring, we can't do permanent patches so any patch we do is a temporary patch. It's going to be a rough couple of months. I know everyone is going to be excited about the spring. Lord knows I will," Rawlings-Blake said.