Photos: Forest Hills Stadium serves up Belle & Sebastian to kick off concert season

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Fans wait outside Forest Hills Stadium last Friday, where Belle & Sebastian kicked off the concert season. Roger Daltrey (June 17) and Van Morrison (Sept. 12) are among the big names scheduled to perform this summer.
Food and beer vendors outside the stadium give people a reason to come early and sit in the plaza to eat an hour or two before showtime.
Everyone gets up off the ground when the music starts.
The music starts, much to the delight of the fans.
You can lay down and relax outside the stadium before the band starts playing.
Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the Scottish indie rock band, suffered from with chronic fatigue syndrome as a young man, an illness that spurred him to take up songwriting.

Forest Hills Stadium — once the home of the US Open and now revived as a top-of-the-line concert venue — opened its concert season last week with a performance by Belle & Sebastian, a Scottish indie band that is making a comeback after being off the road for a few years.

The venue has made a comeback of sorts since its renovations, having played host to Paul Simon, Better Midler and Bob Dylan last year. Roger Daltry and Robert Plant are among the 15 shows set for this summer.

Here’s a look at the packed stadium during the Bell & Sebastian show.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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