Pop star Halsey was forced to suddenly cancel her concert in Maryland on Wednesday night after a storm flooded the concert venue and flooded fans. Sad concert-goers waited for the singer to appear at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Colombia after the concert was originally delayed when the National Weather Service issued a warning against tornadoes and floods at 8 p.m.
The 27-year-old show – which begins at 9 a.m. – was initially delayed as storms began to affect the area and a brief tornado warning was issued. Fans were already crowded in the Merriweather Post Pavilion when the 19,000-seat venue began flooding, as it had been noted hours before that the show would continue to rain or shine.
At 10 pm, the venue confirmed the show due to technical weather issues.
The tornado developed to a maximum width of 200 meters and reached nine kilometers. According to the meteorological service, it generated a wind speed of 115 mph.
It was the second tornado to hit the Kansas City subway area in the last 24 hours. “It might be not safe for me to go there and people run on stage during o after a storm, said Hasley”
Maryland I don’t even know what to say. If you missed my live, I’ll post something soon explaining what happened. But right now I’m heartbroken and panicked and I just want to know when/that you all get home safely. I love you guys more than anything.— h (@halsey) June 9, 2022
But, in a second tweet, the pop singer said “she was disappointed with how the Merriweather Post Pavilion had dealt with the weather, adding that the renewed date would happen one day.”
I really want to add that I am beyond disappointed with the way the venue handled everything tonight and my rescheduled date will be happening somewhere else. I hear you guys loud and clear I promise.— h (@halsey) June 9, 2022
Heavy weather also hit Ellicott City. The flood warning system was set up after the severe, deadly floods that nearly devastated Ellicott City in 2018.
The damage was not as great as four years ago. District Executive Calvin Ball is scheduled for a press conference on Thursday.