Staff WriterA Panic! At The Disco concert was abruptly ended on Friday night when the floor of the venue began to buckle. A show the following night was also cancelled, due to the structural engineers needing to inspect the Tabernacle music venue, which is over 100 years old. According to Atlanta’s Action News, the band was no more than two songs into their set when the floor started to break. The building was then evacuated. Fans have insisted that the band members and staff did a wonderful job making sure that everyone got out safely. John Anderson was in the front row and had this to say about the incident: “The crowd was so pressed together. Everybody had to jump up and down. I was jumping up and down as well. You couldn't do anything else. The whole crowd was moving together." It was at that moment that the floor began to cave and the management were forced to stop the show. Allie Carson, who was a guest up in the balcony said, "When everyone started to move out and cleared the front part down there, you could see the big crack down on the floor.” The fans that were left on the street were instructed to hang on to their tickets. Panic! At The Disco plan to return to The Tabernacle this summer, and tweeted their fans after the show:
Atlanta you rocked so hard we broke the floor and you set the record for the shortest #tooweirdtour show ever! Photos http://t.co/58pB5cA4m0 — Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) February 8, 2014Steve Gehlbach from Atlanta’s Action News spoke to a member of the management company for the Tabernacle, who said that the Corey Smith concert scheduled for 8pm had also been cancelled. The singer tweeted the following in regards to his concert:
All tickets for the tonight's show @TabernacleATL will be honored on the new show date of 5.10.14. Sorry for the inconvenience. — Corey Smith (@coreysmithmusic) February 8, 2014A statement was posted on Facebook in regards to the incident stating, "The Tabernacle is a historical 100-year-old building. We will be meeting with a structural engineer ASAP to make sure the building is safe for another 100 years."
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