It's pretty safe to say that Sunday's Ottawa Bluesfest in Ottawa, Canada, ended up not so well. A severe thunderstorm caused the main stage to collapse in the early evening during headliners Cheap Trick's set, injuring several people and putting an abrupt end to the show.
However, at least one bright spot came out of the day, according to sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of the Court Yard Hounds. The duo, who played the festival earlier in the afternoon, were joined on stage for the CYH tune "See You In The Spring" by none other than Cheap Trick's Robin Zander. Just to prove it for those who weren't lucky enough to be there, the girls posted a pic on Twitter, posing with the legendary frontman.
According to the pair's official website, the band witnessed the freak stage disaster firsthand while watching Cheap Trick's set. "Members of Court Yard Hounds were standing on the side of the stage when it came crashing down," they reported.
Luckily, everyone from the CYH camp was okay; however, "Cheap Trick's bus driver, Sandy, was injured," they noted. "There were also a few other people injured including one seriously so please keep them all in your thoughts."
The Court Yard Hounds are currently on tour, playing Bethlehem, Penn. on Tuesday. Oh, and just in case you forgot--which I'm sure you haven't--Robison and Maguire are also part of another band. They're called the Dixie Chicks!
As always, be sure to:
- Emily Robison
- Martie Maguire
- Cheap Trick
- Ottawa Bluesfest