Stormy weather forces cancellation of concert at state fair

The Band Perry played part of their set before leaving stage amid flashes of lightning

September 01, 2012|By Brandon Weigel, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Stormy weather with flashes of lightning lead organizers to cut short The Band Perry's headlining show at the Maryland State Fair Saturday night.

As the rain began shortly before the scheduled performance at 7:30 p.m., many people rushed to take cover in the horseracing grandstand at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Fans endured an hour delay before the popular country band finally took the stage.

After fans filed into the infield of the race track, the band played seven songs of their set before flashes of lightning forced them to leave the stage.

Fans waited about 15 minutes before an announcement was made that the show would be canceled.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Baltimore County and the northern part of the city just before 7 p.m. The warning was in effect through 7:45 p.m.

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