Well this must have put a DAMPER on things!
No pun intended!
Okay, yes it was! Ha!
The Lollapalooza Festival was forced to be halted over the weekend after a thunderstorm forced the event organizers to evacuate the concert-goers to parking garages for THREE HOURS until the rain had cleared…all the while Red Hot Chili Peppers were supposed to perform!
Luckily, the band was allowed to play their set when an extended curfew passed, but The Temper Tramps and Alabama Shakes were forced to cancel entirely!
Organizers explained in a statement:
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So horrible and sad.
Yesterday, we were very upset to hear that concertgoers were both injured and killed during a Belgian music festival due to a disastrous thunderstorm.
Now, the upsetting numbers are in, and we're hearing that 140 people were injured, 10 people were seriously injured, and 5 people lost their lives.
Here's what the organizer of the festival Chokri Mahassine had to say about the tragedy:
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