INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Country duo Sugarland has delivered a rousing show for a packed house of fans in Indianapolis in a benefit for victims of a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
Singer Jennifer Nettles told the crowd at Friday’s concert “we are all changed” by the collapse that killed seven people.
Nettles opened the 2 1/2-hour show by telling the audience that they were in store for an emotional night. She said it would also be part celebration.
Later, she told fans that Sugarland had visited the fairgrounds, where high winds toppled scaffolding and stage rigging Aug. 13.
The Grammy-winning duo’s free concert came 10 weeks after the stage collapsed as a storm neared the fairgrounds’ Grandstand a few miles north of Friday night’s downtown Indianapolis venue.
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Posted October 24, 2011 by Claudia Downing