Today, my aunt gave me and Raegan tickets to a concert tomorrow, held by a local country radio station. This is the 17th year they've held the "Birthday Bash". It's a large outdoor concert that is free to attend- if you can score tickets. When it first started, it was a 1 day event, but it has grown into 2 full days of outdoor concerts.
It's held about 45 minutes from where I live now, and Raegan and I both enjoy country music, so we were excited. On top of the tickets, we also were given VIP passes to sit in a nice shaded area right in front of the grand stand, and mingle with the performers (well, that is, possibly mingle with..).
Tonight, my aunt called- the venue is in a bad flood plane (in fact, back in April we drove past it, and it was so far under water from the Spring thaw, that the road signs in the parking lot were submerged up to the start of the signs- which are about 5 feet in the air). Last night, bad storms hit the area, and caused flooding.
The concert went on as planned today, but by this evening, the show was shut down, and boats had to come in to rescue people. Around 500 cars are stranded in the water, and they are going vehicle to vehicle to make sure no one is stranded inside any of them. At peak attendance, there were 60,000 people there.
Some people reported water waist deep on adults in some places. Gravel was brought in to try and construct a road to get the stranded vehicles out. If that doesn't work, the National Guard is set to come in and construct temporary bridges out of the waters.
Needless to say, the concert for tomorrow was canceled. Rae is bummed, this would have been her first concert, and she was VERY excited over Dierks Bentley.Â I'm also suddenly very glad I'm not there today. My little car would be under water, and DEAD. Ugh.
Here's a link to the news article about it:
And here's a link to the information about the concert: