When it rains, it pours.
Unfortunately for some soaked Halsey fans, the pop singer’s show was canceled due to extreme flooding at the venue.
At first, the scheduled 7 p.m. show was delayed but inevitably canceled despite the sea of spectators waiting patiently in the downpour in Columbia, Maryland, on Wednesday night.
Water rushed down the bleachers and flooded the floor, as seen on Twitter by Halsey fans who can be heard screaming in the videos.
“There’s no way this Halsey Maryland show is real like WHAT”, one person tweeted, who posted a clip in the front row of the room as the water ran and rodents descended from the stage. Video shows a security guard kicking a rat in the flooded area between the stage and the crowd, who screams as the pest swims in, turning the venue into a moat.
Other clips showed a cascade of water pouring from the bleachers and the roof, falling on unsuspecting fans in the crowd. However, some people does the most of the unfortunate situation online.
“Halsey’s team pulled out all the stops for the special effects on this tour,” joked another user, showing the rain-induced cascade.
“Are you going to a Halsey concert or a pool party?” » someone else joked.
Halsey went live on Instagram to explain the situation and talk about the weather, saying she was even traveling with the help of weather experts who said there would only be rain which was “supposed to pass “. But, some “unpredictable” weather conditions “immediately become dangerous”.
Local authorities advised shelter in place and not to evacuate due to the possibility of stampedes and uncertainty about the dangerousness of the weather.
“I just want everyone to be safe,” she said. “I am literally heartbroken.”
She promised a postponement of the show, then tweeted later an apology to her Maryland fans, saying she was “freaked out” and that “I love you more than anything.”
“I really want to add that I’m beyond disappointed with how the venue handled everything tonight and my rescheduled date will be somewhere else,” the “Hurricane” the singer tweeted next. “I hear you loud and clear, I promise.”
New York Post