October 8, 2003 – As the Chicago Cubs are in the midst of defeating the Florida Marlins, 12-3, in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field, Sting performs before a crowd of 40,000 at a free concert in Grant Park. The show takes place on a 140-foot stage that took eight days, 150 laborers, 24 trucks and $2 million to construct. [Chicago Tribune, October 9, 2003]. With an eight-piece band behind him, Sting makes his way through 19 songs, ranging from his first hits to a couple of songs from his just-released “Sacred Love” album. The concert was received favorably ... it is best not to reflect upon what happened in the 2003 National League Championship. Certainly, don't ask Moises Alou about it. Ever.