Sugarland Stage Collapse
August 14, 2011 by USA Post
Sugarland Stage Collapse, A step at Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis collapsed around 9 pm on Saturday night (August 13), killing at least four people and wounding dozens more. The collapse happened just moments before the country group Sugarland was created for the stage. Nobody was injured in the band.
Strong winds are being blamed for the collapse of the stage, a fan made video from YouTube can be seen suddenly buckling and falling to one side.
Shortly after the accident, Sugarland posted a message on Twitter: “… We are well we are praying for our fans and the people of Indianapolis We hope you’ll join us need your strength.”
Metromix / Indianapolis Star reporter David Lindquist, reports from the scene, Twitter: “Sad to say, this program uses VIP pit near the stage, concentrating many people in danger.”
“It was as if in slow motion,” said Amy Weathers concertgoer the Indianapolis Star. “I could not believe what was really happening.”
Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who had just finished a game on stage 30 minutes before it collapsed, Twitter: “I’m speechless and I feel so helpless Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight My heart hurts. For the lives lost. ”
The collapse of the stage occurs less than a month after another big outdoor stage collapsed during a performance of Cheap Trick at a festival in Canada. Strong winds were blamed for the incident, too.
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