Last night I reported on the collapse of the main stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest after a sudden, violent storm. Unfortunately, Death Cab for Cutie’s 9:30 set was cancelled. But what’s more important is that all the guys and their crew are okay after this very scary accident. Nick Harmer probably summed it up best with his Tweet: “Seriously. What. The. Fuck.” Here’s here are some more things the members of the band had to say via Twitter about the incident:
“It was a miracle no one was killed today when the stage collapsed. Gear can be replaced, people can’t.”
“We will return to Ottawa and play a proper show as soon as our schedule permits.”
“I am unsure of Cheap Trick band and crew status. I know people were trapped under the stage, could hear them screaming, nothing we could do.”
“The Mainstage at Ottawa Blues Fest collapsed on Cheap Trick. We were due on next. Show is cancelled. Huge tragedy… We’re all ok.
“I have never seen wind blow an entire stage flat. I’m in shock. All dcfc band and crew narrowly escaped disaster.”
This article from the Vancouver Sun has more info.