Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
08-04-2012, 03:00 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-04-2012, 03:40 PM by Miguel.)
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Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
Quote:Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS), Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice. Festival-goers are being evacuated from Grant Park and are being directed by staff and the Chicago Police Department to pre-established underground evacuation and shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

The three emergency evacuation shelters are the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Street Garages. All can be entered through vehicle entrances on Michigan Avenue.

Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to return.

“Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza. “We regret having to suspend any show, but safety always comes first.”

Safety is more top-of-mind than it used to be due to the recent stage collapses caused by winds.



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08-04-2012, 03:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-04-2012, 04:08 PM by My Alter Ego.)
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
(08-04-2012, 03:00 PM)Miguel Wrote:
Quote:Due to an approaching storm and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS), Lollapalooza organizers have suspended the festival until further notice. Festival-goers are being evacuated from Grant Park and are being directed by staff and the Chicago Police Department to pre-established underground evacuation and shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

The three emergency evacuation shelters are the Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Street Garages. All can be entered through vehicle entrances on Michigan Avenue.

Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather conditions and determine when the park is safe for festival-goers to return.

“Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza. “We regret having to suspend any show, but safety always comes first.”

Safety is more top-of-mind than it used to be due to the recent stage collapses caused by winds.

Well, one would hope some "larnin' " has taken place as a result of those accidents (and subsequent lawsuits). A lightning storm taking place around all the electrical equipment that would be required to power an extravaganza such as Lolla has some major "potential disaster" written all over it.
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08-04-2012, 03:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-04-2012, 03:46 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
Haley's likely with her family. But if she and the band (or just John Notto on acoustic guitar) performed in the lobby of the Hilton or another hotel right now for stranded concertgoers it would probably generate some publicity.
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08-04-2012, 03:57 PM,
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
(08-04-2012, 03:45 PM)Miguel Wrote: Haley's likely with her family. But if she and the band (or just John Notto on acoustic guitar) performed in the lobby of the Hilton or another hotel right now for stranded concertgoers it would probably generate some publicity.

Yes, she probably is with her family, but you're right -- it would be excellent publicity!
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08-04-2012, 03:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-04-2012, 04:01 PM by Miguel.)
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
Karma:

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@bobatl can't believe #lolla shut down right before your show #fuckrain

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08-04-2012, 04:03 PM,
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
kinda like WoodStock only W/S didnt shut down In the rain.It just jamed on.
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08-04-2012, 05:12 PM,
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
Quote:Billboard ‏@billboard
Alabama Shakes, the Dunwells, the Verve Pipe, the Temper Trap and B.o.B. were all cut from the #Lolla schedule. Show ends at 10:45. -@smaloy
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08-04-2012, 05:44 PM,
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
(08-04-2012, 03:58 PM)Miguel Wrote: Karma:

Quote:Nic Mensik ‏@NicMensik

@bobatl can't believe #lolla shut down right before your show #fuckrain

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Looks a lot wetter than Seattle today. Weather is not something one can plan on many months in advance.
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08-04-2012, 11:33 PM,
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
My mom was outside with the dogs and it started POURING when they were out. Poor puppies had to try to run against the wind but they got inside safely. Got really dark with lots of thunder and lightning. I'm just glad that Haley wasn't scheduled to perform during that time, would've ruined everything for us!
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08-05-2012, 01:55 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-05-2012, 01:55 AM by Miguel.)
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RE: Lollapalooza Suspended Due to Dangerous Weather
(08-04-2012, 11:33 PM)Haleylvr4evr Wrote: My mom was outside with the dogs and it started POURING when they were out. Poor puppies had to try to run against the wind but they got inside safely.

Did your mom make it?
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