Fans turned angry and violent after a Marilyn Manson and Slipknot concert was canceled near Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, on July 30 (video below).
A thunderstorm hit the outdoor First Niagara Pavilion and caused power problems while Manson was performing as the opening act, reports KDKA.
"He kept having to stop a couple times," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Scott Mervis told the news station. "The crowd was just getting drenched. The water was coming into the pavilion. The rain was going sideways, so the water was just raining on everybody in the entire venue."
After the concert was called off due to the power going out, the soaked fans got angry.
"They were chanting that word that you know when an umpire makes a bad call at a game?" Mervis recalled. "That’s the word they were chanting."
A former venue employee, who reportedly resigned on July 31 and wanted to remain anonymous, recalled how the furious fans reacted to the water knocking out electricity:
"They were really mad. I’ve never been to a show where people have been that mad. People were threatening to shoot up the place, there were fights, police were getting involved. They threw things everywhere. We have fences along the lawn, they took the fences along the lawn and threw them down the hill. They were taking anything they possibly could, bashing in windshields."
The First Niagara Pavilion wrote on its Facebook page: "Due to the power outage tonight, we are unable to continue the Slipknot concert. We apologize for the inconvenience. Information regarding the show being rescheduled and/or refunds will be communicated within 48 hours here or the Live Nation website," Mervis noted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Corey Taylor, the lead singer of Slipknot, tweeted to fans on July 31 : "PITTSBURGH FANS! We're quite close to rescheduling! More info to come in the next couple days! Not Tomorrow, but in the months to come!"