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Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lightning and Storm: How will the Tampa Bay Times Forum manage its wild weekend?



Rarely do you have two of the biggest stars in music performing at the same venue in the same week. It's even rarer to see them in the same building on back-to-back nights. Bookend those shows with an Arena Football practice and afternoon NHL game, and you're talking about a historic four-day stretch.

That's exactly what the Tampa Bay Times Forum is facing this weekend. The venue will host a Tampa Bay Storm practice today, a Rihanna concert on Friday, a Taylor Swift concert on Saturday and a Tampa Bay Lightning game on Sunday afternoon.

Certainly the two pop starlets, who will bring with them a combined 41 trucks of stage gear and 25 buses of tour personnel, are likely to be the most difficult part of the weekend.

For more on how the Tampa Bay Times Forum plans to manage such an insane weekend, click here for Sean Daly's story.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:55pm]


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