Hi Andy fans I just wanted to say that the stage falling in In made me think about the time I saw Andy in Branson ..My friend and I walked to the concert early to get in line but the guys at the gate let un go on in ..So we got to see them practice and I loved it ...Andy waved at me too :) Well they had been practising and the poles that were holding up the tarp that was the roof started leaning ..They were yelling for eveyone to get off stage and eveyone did but Andy did not understand what they were saying and he was still on the stage they were calling to him and I was too ..I was scared but he did get off stage and the the stage was fixed and straped down better . But this is the first thing I thougt of when I heard about that stage falling ...Andy I am so happy you were alright ..
How tragic Neia,,,another stage collapsed in Belgium. 5 deaths and over 140 injured as of today's news article. When you watch the videos, these stages are falling like a built up deck of cards. One good gust of wind, and down they go. How horrible for the ones standing underneath. I'm sure there are laws/policies as to how these stages have to be erected and how much weight the structure can hold. Scary for bands playing outdoors right now. I read 'Sugarland' is distraught by what happened. Their road manager looked at the sky and held them back for one minute before going out on stage. As she was coming down the ramp to tell them to hold off, the stage let go. I hope this is the last, and my heart goes out to the family and friends of all who lost their lives. I have been to many outdoor shows and this is the last thing you expect to happen:( Di..
Yes it is very scary ..This is someting that should be taken seriously ..When putting up a stage they should make sure it is very well attached ..If I were a group I think I would say we are staying on the ground .They could just make a small boxed in stage that is like four foot tall . Even if they had to up the security .