Mother nature has always had a bit of a complicated relationship with music festivals. Sometimes she can bring a downpour at the perfect moment to cool everyone off, other times she brings insanity which creates chaos and dangerous situations.
Mother Nature Shows Her Wrath
Yesterday in Houston, TX mother nature was not in the playful mood. Maybe it had to do with America more or less telling her coal Jobs are more important than her well being. I digress though. FPSF was forced to evacuate Sunday after a major storm hit the area and flooded the grounds. Artists like Flume and Lorde were scheduled to perform and forced to cancel. FPSF did offer partial refunds to their fans, which is pretty dope after an act of god. Luckily nobody was injured, and the evacuation went as planned. Check out pictures of the grounds below, and here is the full statement from FPSF:
“Festival organizers, in agreement with the Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, are announcing that FPSF has been cancelled for the remainder of the day. With intense weather systems continuing and a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service, Eleanor Tinsley Park is unsafe for the event to continue, and surrounding neighborhoods have been saturated with precipitation.
Refunds of 50% of the base ticket price will be refunded for any tickets purchased with a credit card within the next 7-10 business days. Ticketholders who purchased tickets with cash at the FPSF Box Office will need to contact Front Gate Tickets and provide their wristband print ID to request their refund at support.frontgatetickets.com within the next 30 days. Ticketholders who purchased tickets today, June 4, will receive a full refund. https://www.fpsf.com/news/remainder-of-fpsf-2017-cancelled/”
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