Faster Horses evacuates after severe weather warning


BROOKLYN MI- Bands take the stage at Faster Horses today, but last night had a different sight.

“Thousands and thousands of people coming back because the sky was green and everyone thought it was a tornado but it all blew over pretty quick.” Austin Endfer, Faster Horses concert attendee said.

More than 40,000 people evacuated the concert space and took safety at the campground, after severe weather hit.

“When we have severe weather, we do evacuate the footprint of the concert itself and ask people to go back to their cars and wait out the storm”, Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Senior director for communications of Michigan International Speedway said.

Even with busses not running and more than an hour and a half delay, visitors seemed pleased with the process.

“It was hectic, but we finally got out of there, so everything went smooth and went well,” Amanda Budois said.

“It wasn’t that bad show went on at like eleven it was fun” Samantha Blanke, Faster Horses concert attendee said.

As for officials who ran the concert, the goal was to keep people safe, and get the show back on quickly.

“Safety is everyone’s personal responsibility but we do our part to make sure they are informed and with conjunction with all the local authorities that we get the word out quickly, telling people what we know and when we know it”, Lukaskiewicz, of MIS said.

Although delayed, headliner Brad Paisley still took the stage by 11pm last night.

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