What to Do If You're Caught in a Downpour During an Outdoor Concert

Playing Taylor Swift Won’t Let a Little Rain Ruin Her ‘Reputation’ Tour

A waterlogged Taylor Swift put on an electrifying two-hour concert in torrential rain Saturday night at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. 

Over 60,000 fans were in attendance, many taking to Twitter to show off their wet hair and soaked shirts.

Swift’s concert came 35 years after a rain-soaked Diana Ross famously performed during a downpour at Central Park in New York City.  

At the time, 450,000 fans withstood the rain and strong wind to witness Ross' iconic performance.  

While Swift and Ross may have taken the weather in stride, facing a storm during an outdoor event isn't always fun, as entertainers and concert promoters have become increasingly vigilant when it comes to bad weather. 

A simple rain storm can quickly turn dangerous. Just ask Brittney Prehn. 

The 22-year-old was attending a country music festival in Twin Lake, Wisconsin, over the weekend when she was suddenly struck by lightning.

Prehn was knocked her off her feet, leaving her unconscious and bleeding from her ear. The bolt of lightning shattered her cellphone and even fried her shoes.  

Inside Edition spoke with meteorologist John Elliott of CBS2 in New York about what to do if you are caught in a torrential downpour during an outdoor concert or festival. 

"I base it all on sight and sound — you see a flash of lightning, get out," he said. "Get some place that is grounded, where you know there is metal higher than you and the charge will go around you. If you hear thunder, any kind of rolling thunder that it could just be cloud lightning, you still want to get out."

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