Bringing the house down took on a sinister meaning at a Cheap Trick concert at the Ottawa Bluesfest this Sunday.
The rock band was only 20 minutes into its set when a storm hit the venue of the concert, collapsing the stage on which they were performing. Although no one in the band was injured, the group’s bus driver and a few spectators were hurt, the Baltimore Sun reports. In addition to a 49-year-old man who was in a critical condition with leg, hip, and abdominal injuries, eight other people were treated for minor injuries such as twisted ankles.
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The mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, was at the concert, and according to the Sun, he thought that concert coordinators could have had no way of preparing for the force of the wind that destroyed the stage.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a statement on the band’s website read: “Severe weather hit the stage as Cheap Trick was performing at the Ottawa Bluesfest tonight. The stage blew down and collapsed. Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine. Cheap Trick hopes that everyone who attended the show is also ok.”