The city planned to spend about $525,000 for setup, police, and cleanup, and worked hard to stick to that total, Gillison said. The promoters had put down a $200,000 deposit.
But no price tag could be put on the gold rush of positive worldwide publicity the show garnered, Gillison said.
"I think the reward for us is to have the city of Philadelphia seen - that we could do big events, do them well, and do them safely," he said.
"I look forward to sitting down and hopefully inviting them to come back next year."
Some 60,000 people attended the concert both Saturday and Sunday, which featured four stages on the Parkway from noon to midnight, and a galaxy of stars including Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy, and Beyoncé.
Only two arrests were made inside the fences, said Gillison, who is also deputy mayor for public safety: a fence-hopper, and a man who refused to disperse after a fistfight.
"I will take a weekend where we only have two arrests where 60,000 people roughly are."
Outside, there were more serious incidents. A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman in his Arch Street home, a short walk from the concert. And police are making progress in the case of two men who attacked and robbed a woman, 24, when she mistook their car for a cab at 22d and Spring Garden Streets after leaving the show, Gillison said.
The biggest issue seemed to be water, Gillison said. Vendors ran out of it Saturday, prompting cases of dehydration. Though the Water Department handed out free supplies Sunday, shortages and long lines at water stands recurred.
Up to 700 people visited medical tents each day, mostly for heat, dehydration, or alcohol issues, with about 10 percent going to hospitals, though none for life-threatening illnesses, he said.
The city worked to address last year's complaints from Fairmount residents about noisy early-morning sound checks, Gillison said, and took steps to prevent damage to a neighborhood ball field used as a concert viewing area.
Bruce Butler, head of the Fairmount Civic Association, said he had not heard any complaints about this year's show. The morning sound checks seemed to be gone, he said.
Gillison said officials should know in about 30 days how much revenue the concert reaped for the city. City hotels reported nearly 100 percent occupancy over the weekend.
Meryl Levitz, who heads the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp., said her group tracked coverage of the event - a "smashing success," according to Rolling Stone magazine - in social media and the press. The city, she said, was cast in a "very, very positive light."
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