Very sad news. At the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night, just before country duo Sugarland was set to perform, the stage they were due to perform on collapsed, likely due to high winds. Four people are dead and at least a dozen more are injured after 60-70 mph winds blew the roof of the stage down into the crowd.
Though the concert was delayed for the storms, it was still set to happen on Saturday. Sugarland never took the stage.
A reporter on the scene says, “The wind just picked up and the stage just caught and the roof just
caught and it went up like a sail and then it crashed forward into the
people standing in the front. There were people trapped underneath and
everyone was running and screaming. They were asking any medics or
nurses not to leave.”
Sugarland tweeted, “We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll join us. They need your strength.”
Singer Sara Bareilles, currently on tour with Sugarland, added, “Fortunately we are all safe, but a tragic stage accident has injured
some folks in indiana. Our prayers are with them and their families. 😦 I’m speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost. #indyiloveu“
A waiting fan caught video of the stage collapse below (it’s from a distance, but still shocking, so take care before you hit play).