Garth Brooks

Between his Twitter feed, record-breaking ticket sales at Consol Energy Center and now a new video love letter, it appears that country music superstar Garth Brooks has a big crush on Pittsburgh.

In addition to tweeting “BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!! Birthday Weekend ‪#‎GarthInPittsburgh‬ love, g,” the renowned singer-songwriter shared a celebratory video detailing his Black and Gold birthday bash via Facebook—which is now making the rounds on websites such as The Boot and Sporting News.

“Since I’ve been a baby, I’ve been a Black and Gold fan,” he says. “I’ve been a Pittsburgh fan forever.”

Highlights from Brooks’ hometown festivities documented in the video include shots of the city’s skyline and downtown streets, a massive Pittsburgh-themed birthday cake, on-stage appearances by Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin joined by legendary Hall of Famers Lynn Swann and Mel Blount (armed with confetti cannons and Terrible Towels, of course), a good-natured pie in the face stunt, and an arena-wide sing-a-long to “Friends in Low Places,” the first single from Brooks’ 1990 album, No Fences.

Not a bad way to turn 53.

Watch the video here.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.