HENRY DILTZ, AFP/Getty Images When Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival…
- Posted on Aug 8th 2011 1:30PM by Dan Reilly
Lyle A. Waisman
The Saturday, Aug. 6 incident affected about $800,000 worth of equipment, according to NewsOK.com. No one was injured, aside from one person with a cut finger, as the stage had been mostly cleared by organizers when the lights fell. Bassist Michael Ivins was on stage when the collapse occurred, and didn't worry about the lost gear: "I was more concerned that I survived," he said.
"The Oklahoma wind and rain was a little bit more unpredictable than we had hoped, and we had a bad gust," frontman Wayne Coyne told NewsOK. "The whole thing is shambolic and a bit dangerous and we're working to get as much off of the stage before we get hit with the second wave."
After the collapse, the singer was seen onstage helping move equipment and snapping pictures with his phone. He tweeted, "Thought we were gonna die!!!" along with a number of images of the destruction. No makeup date for the show has been scheduled, though the Oklahoma band vowed they would play.
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