With all the changes in popular music over the decades, the stereotypes about being…
- Posted on Aug 20th 2011 11:00AM by Kenneth Partridge
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"The weather got mad," Fink told the British music magazine NME. "I've never seen anything like it, it was almost apocalyptic. It was pitch black like night but was only 5 o'clock."
In the aftermath of the disaster, Fink told the magazine, an eerie calm swept over the grounds.
"The freakiest part was that it went dead silent and for a festival that isn't something that usually happens," he said. "Then people were just running away. A tree had fallen in the backstage area and a branch had gone straight through one of the tents, it was madness."
The remainder of the festival - which was to feature the Foo Fighters, Offspring and Eminem - was subsequently cancelled. The accident took place as Smith Westerns were beginning their set, but the Chicago glam-grunge upstarts escaped without injury.