Over the summer the unthinkable happened. The group was getting ready to perform at an outdoor show in Indiana when bad weather and high winds delayed the performance. A bunch of fans were still pushed up against the stage area when high winds apparently knocked down the top part of the stage.
Event coordinators said they warned fans over the loudspeaker to take cover from the storm, but some decided to stay where they were.
Just before the collapse, you can see people trying to escape from underneath the structure, but it was too late for some. The final death toll was placed at seven, with dozens of other people injured.
Now a group of those injured and the families of some of the dead are suing the band, saying that Sugarland could have stopped the whole thing before anything bad happened.
The people filing the suit say that the band knew about the bad weather and failed to cancel the show in time. They also want Live Nation and the security group in charge to pay up.
There are two sides to this one for sure.
So we all know that weather is hard to predict. You can tell if something is going to happen, but you can’t tell how severe it is going to be all the time. Sure, if they knew there was the possibility of high winds they should have thought about cancelling the show.
On the other hand, is the band really responsible if people decide to stand in the wind and rain in front of a giant stage like that? I know I would have been as far away as possible, or even on the way home before that thing came down.
I guess we will have to see who wins this one.