Disaster at Pukkelpop – Belgium – 8/18/2022

August 18, 2011 bonics

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A few more days left in this European run and tragedy hit today at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium.  A massive storm ripped through the festival damaging stages, tents, screens, scaffolds.etc.  It was reported that 3 people have died and up to 70 people were injured in todays storm.  We were just finishing up our set when the storm ripped through.  You can literally see the tent we were in shaking back and forth as the crowd was too distracted by Wiz on stage.  Then I got the signal to cut the  music and everyone realized there was a deadly storm happening.  We all made it back to our tour bus safely!  I was able to walked around the festival grounds after the storm and take lots of pictures of the aftermath.  People crying, confused, cheering, drinking, eating, it was pretty chaotic.  This is a show no one will ever forget.  Sometimes through all the traveling and fun times it’s easy to forget how precious our lives our.  The  victims that died were here for music.   of this music! They came for the music and their lives ended in tragedy.   My prayers and thoughts go out to the deceased and injured.  I have some video of the crazy storm here . http://www.djbonics.com/?p=1329

Here’s a news story on what happened: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/musicnews/s3297357.htm

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM PUKKELPOP

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