CHICAGO — A Michigan woman who lost her wedding ring after Saturday's U2 concert at Soldier Field is hoping for a miracle: that someone will find the diamond-encrusted band and return it to her.
Brianne Watt was visiting Chicago for the U2 concert Saturday and in the hustle and bustle of leaving the concert lost her wedding ring.
On Monday, she posted a status on Facebook in an effort to get the word out and direct anyone who might find it, and the post immediately was shared far and wide.
“I haven’t had any luck from the post but everyone has been really positive so I’m a bit more hopeful. I didn't expect the outpouring of support I got from the Facebook post.” Watt said
Watt said she attended the concert with a large group of friends, family and coworkers, about 34 in total, and all was well during the concert.
“The music was great, the Lumineers were amazing and U2 was of course great too," Watt said
After the concert, Watt decided to sit down and wait for the rest of her group on a bench, since it was very crowded and they were all heading back to their hotel. She said she took off her ring because her fingers were swollen, and put it in her sunglasses case, along with her ID, contacts and credit cards.
“The sunglasses case was pretty heavy duty and normally they don’t open. So I put my ring in the case, closed it and gave it to my sister-in-law to put in her purse,” Watt said.
Watt suspects she lost the ring when she opened the case to look for a credit card before entering a taxi. Back in the hotel room, she realized it was gone.
“When we couldn't find it in the room, I knew it had to have been when I opened the case for my cards. We were far enough from Soldier Field that no one would have picked it up and taken it back [to the stadium]," Watt said.
Since then Watt has filed a police report and called pawn shops in the area to see if anyone has brought it in, but she has heard nothing as of yet.
For any information about the ring, message Watt on Facebook here.