BRISTOW, Virginia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Some of Radiohead's fans were left feeling a disgruntled after a May 11th gig at Live Nation's Nissan Pavilion when a deluge of rain prevented many would-be concertgoers from making the show.
According to the Washington Post, the downpour of rain left access roads flooded and traffic snarled with some fans claiming that they were left directed to drive in circles before giving up and heading for home. Now many fans are suggesting that the promoter, Live Nation, could have handled the situation a little better.
"To everyone who made it, and put up with the torrents on the lawn, and came early to catch the Liars and our show, thank you so much for braving the deluge. I hope you heard what you came for, the music and lights diverting you from the wet. We got out of there around three am…We've had floods at Bull Creek, lightning at the RFK stadium, so there must be some kind of Biblical fix between us and DC. Frogs next time?" wrote Radiohead member Colin Green on the band's website.
This post didn't do much to mollify fans and it was soon followed up with the additional comment: "Due to Sunday night's torrential rain storm and consequential multiple road closures, many fans were unable to reach the Nissan Pavilion. While acknowledging a lack of control over the ensuing flooding and detours, the members of Radiohead are nevertheless disappointed regarding this turn of events. For further inquiries, ticketholders who didn't get in are urged to contact: email@example.com."
Live Nation has moved expeditiously to try to answer the concerns of stranded Radiohead fans. According to Billboard, the promoter has been offering fans a choice of another show at Nissan Pavilion, or tix to Radiohead's August 12th at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey.
Live Nation spokesman John Vlautin stated: "While we have no control over Mother Nature, we certainly are disappointed that some fans did not make it to the venue. We take customer service very seriously and urge ticketholders to contact customer service, where we will resolve their issues on a case-by-case basis."