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Sugarland Pays Tribute To Dead And Injured From Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

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These guys really are troopers.

It's been emotional few days for many, after high winds caused a stage on which Sugarland was only seconds away from performing at the Indiana State Fair to collapse, killing six and leaving 45 others injured.

Naturally, the band was not only shaken up by the massive tragedy, but deeply, deeply moved, and took the opportunity to ask for a moment of silence from the crowd at their gig last night at Albuquerque's Hard Rock Pavilion.

Check it out (above)!

The band also posted the following message on their website:

"This incredible machine is more than a tour and more than a set. We have always celebrated music as a healer. While music cannot change the events and losses at the Indiana State Fair, it can hopefully serve as a ritual and a balm to provide comfort and facilitate healing in this time of great sorrow. Our road family experienced its traumas together. While we all scattered to our given families for their comfort, the trauma we experienced together binds us in a unique way that we share only with each other, and those who were there. There is healing in our being together. There is healing in our working together."

And Jennifer Nettles continues:

"Moved by the grief of those families who lost loved ones. Moved by the pain of those who were injured and the fear of their families. Moved by the great heroism as I watched so many brave Indianapolis fans actually run toward the stage to try and help lift and rescue those injured. Moved by the quickness and organization of the emergency workers who set up the triage and tended to the injured. There are no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity. There are only prayers for peace in the hearts of the bereft, and prayers of thanksgiving for those who were spared or safe. A piece of our heart is left in that grandstand. May God provide peace and healing to the people of Indianapolis.”

Wow. So truly tragic.

But we couldn't be more proud of them for taking the time to reach out to those affected by the devastating accident. We're sure their words of comfort are very much appreciated.

Stay strong, guys.

May those still injured recover quickly, and may those who lost their lives be at peace, wherever they may be.

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7 comments to “Sugarland Pays Tribute To Dead And Injured From Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse”



  1. 1

    "'These guys really are troopers." WTF!!! troopers!!?? fuck you 6 people DIED 40+ more were injured. The entertainers weren't even on stage. Kiss my ass



  2. 2

    Promised myself I wouldn't cry watching this video!!!



  3. 3

    So, WHAT exactly about releasing politically and socially correct "comments" about peace and God after someone ELSE's tragedy make them TROOPERS?



  4. 4

    That person screaming right after the moment of silence was f*cking r00d.



  5. 5

    The Tribute Sugarland did was beautiful. The fact that they still went and put on a show after such a tragic event is amazing. The concert was so full of emtion and passion and even though we as fans didnt go through what Sugarland and their crew did we still felt the impact of what they went through on that terrible day in Indiana. My hat is off to you Sugarland you are truely amazing and my prayers go out to those in Indiana.



  6. 6

    ACTIONS speak louder than PR words. The buck stops with them. They need to make sure this doesn't ever happen again, and the party responsible for the stage should be payin out the a__, to the family members of those who died, and were injured.



  7. 7

    I gave a tribute to the starving people in Africa…………guess what….they are still starving, they do no not need a frickin tribute, they need more than that.