My friend Skip Gildersleeve who is on tour as a guitar tech with the Court Yard Hounds ... just wrote me about the main stage collapse at the Ottawa Blues Fest yesterday. They were the band before Cheap Trick last night in Ottawa before the stage collapsed. One hour earlier it would have been Skip's band guys.
According to the Associated Press, the main stage at Canada’s Ottawa Bluesfest, one of the largest North American festivals, collapsed last night while Cheap Trick were performing. The result of an unexpected severe thunderstorm, winds began to pick up around 8 p.m. EDT, blowing through the show and immediately leveling the stage. The members of Cheap Trick were unharmed, but reports as to exactly how many others were injured are varied. Full Story