Sunday, July 13, 2008

A problem Glastonbury hasn't quite had to face yet

There's been a bit of trouble at the Rocklahoma music festival - not people writhing in agony at the name, but high wind and thunderstorms blowing away two stages from the site:

Intricate rigging, amps and metal pillars holding lighting, banners and electrical gear on the north and south side stages “fell in slow motion, like someone took a finger and pushed them forward,” said 12-year-old Nate Cook, who had taken shelter in a nearby merchandise tent when the rain started.
[...]
“The lights went off, everything went,” said Tommy Gunn, whose band, Hollywood Harlot, was scheduled to perform on the stage on Sunday. “Stu* was thrown everywhere, it was a total mess.”

Probably the first time Hollywood Harlot has got a namecheck in an extreme weather story, we'd guess. Or any metal band, come to that. Unless Iron Maiden have been doubling up as storm chasers.

The show did go on, though. We loved this bit in the Tulsa World round-up of the event:
"We watched the sun come up," said Mark Lundbert, 40. "We went to bed at 4:30 or 5."

Lumbert was sporting a skull and crossbones T-shirt, sunglasses and a backward visor covering his long hair. Most people are surprised to hear he's a Unix administrator for an insurance company back in Denver.

You know what? We bet they aren't.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Iron Maiden, storm chasers? You spoke too soon!

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=100793

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