Sugarland – Moving on and Changed After Tragedy
There was another Sugarland Concert Friday night in Indianapolis. And this one can only be described as bittersweet. Of course, we're talking about healing after the tragic stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
According to our friends at Indystar.com , lead singer Jennifer Nettles was quoted as saying , "We are all changed by what happened then."
The August 13 sudden wind-caused collapes of the stage, just moments before the band was scheduled to take the stage. Seven concert-goers lost their lives and more than 3 dozen were injured, some seriosly.
"Obviously we are here in October. We were supposed to do this show in August. Obviously, the stage is different, you are different, and we are different," Nettles said. Saying that the band was on hand to celebrate healing, Sugarland put on an hour-and-a-half concert at Conesco Fieldhouse. The concert was free to the public.
Those who attended the original concert were given priority to see the show. After that, the ticket office was opened for all others on a first-come, first served basis. although there was no charge for the concert, the audience members were encouraged to contribute to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance fund.
Here's hoping that those whose lives were so suddenly impacted by this tragedy find some solace and we join Sugarland in extending prayers and condolences to those affected.