Storm cancels Fools for Rowan concert
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012 02:09
About ten minutes before the Fools for Rowan performance was set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 6, a sudden storm consisting of strong winds and cold rains forced the crew, consisting of UTM students, to rush the electrical equipment to safety, thus postponing the show.
As the crowd dispersed to find shelter, Fools for Rowan drummer Jordan Cullen took the thunderous sky as inspiration and played a medley of drum solos throughout the storm. A small crowd of Martin residents gathered at the foot of the stage to enjoy the performance and take refuge from the rain under the stage.
While the crew fought to keep the equipment and stage covering dry, the audience’s mood remained cheerful throughout the storm, as they danced to the rhythm of Cullen’s drums. The mood offstage, however, was not as cheery. Vendors had to hold down their tents and chase after their merchandise, as the sudden gusts of cold wind blew through Lindell Street. A few tents were lost, but for the most part, Soybean Festival vendors held their ground and remained strong.
Unfortunately, after the rain stopped there was no time left for Fools for Rowan to perform, so their show was officially canceled and the crew cleared the stage for the headlining band, Bowling for Soup, who went on after a short delay.