Sugarland Pays Tribute to Stage Collapse Victims
Sugarland returns to the stage for an emotional tribute to the victims of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were joined by their entire crew onstage in Albuquerque.
It was their first performance since the tragedy, and they requested a moment of silence to honor the dead and injured.
"In honor of those people who were wounded and those beautiful lives that were lost, we ask you to stand and join us now in a moment of silence," Nettles told the audience.
Now a sixth victim has died: 22-year-old Jennifer Haskell, a senior at Ball State University. She was best friends with Alina BigJohnny, another victim of the stage collapse.
Sugarland was just minutes from performing at the State Fair when the killer storm ripped the stage apart.
"With the loss of our set and our instruments and our equipment, this incredible machine looks very different right now, but we are going to try our best to put on our professional faces and come out here for you," Nettles said.
Amid tears, the country duo performed their hit song "Love" on a stark black stage using brand new instruments that had just been delivered to them.
Another moving tribute to the stage collapse victims took place at the first concert at the Indiana State Fair since the tragedy.
The concert was moved to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where the bands Maroon 5 and Train donated all the proceeds, an estimated $1 million, to the families of the victims.
Meanwhile, cell phone video posted on YouTube shows another stage collapse at a music festival in Belgium.
A violent storm struck and terrified fans ran for their lives. Five people died.
The festival, which featured acts like Foo Fighters and Eminem, has now been cancelled.
It's hard to believe such a similar tragedy happened just days after the devastating stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.