Seven concertgoers were taken to the hospital and 80-90 more were injured at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado last night when a freak storm rained down golf ball-sized hail on the attendees of a Louis Tomlinson concert.
Video from the event shows concertgoers seeking shelter under tables, signs, or anywhere they could as they ran to find safety from the massive hail.
Tonight was the scariest night of my life. It started pelting people with hail at Red Rocks and my sister and I luckily found shelter under a sign. I am bleeding and have huge bumps on my head from the hail. Hoping everyone made it out safely. pic.twitter.com/jong1SBuYd
According to West Metro Fire Rescue, seven people were transported to the hospital for injuries ranging from lacerations and bruises to broken bones, with the rest being treated on the scene.
UPDATE: Red Rocks hail storm- 7 people transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. A total of 80 to 90 people treated on scene. Injuries include cuts and broken bones. Sporadic hail still coming down in Morrison area. @StadiumMedicalpic.twitter.com/gM7KKNqocW
#LouisTomlinson somehow in my panicked state i managed to grab a folding chair for protection from the golfball sized hail. i gave it back to an employee once i was near my car but holy shit. red rocks, please make these weather calls sooner:( pic.twitter.com/2lY7Noff59
The show from the former One Direction member was delayed for lightning after the opening act, Andrew Cushin, but the all-clear was given about half an hour later. Unfortunately, the hail storm hit soon after and the show was ultimately postponed.
Tonight’s show has officially been postponed. Please be safe exiting the amphitheatre – we’ll have more information for ticket holders soon
And as you can imagine, fans weren’t happy with how the venue handled the whole thing.
thank you so much to the concessions workers at red rocks for not letting us in to take shelter bc we couldn’t get to our cars and instead recorded us and laughed at us while i was sobbing having a panic attack pic.twitter.com/tJp488vbMu
red rocks i have beef with you. shoutout tree. shoutout guy who was reassuring me the entire time i was being pelted. shoutout hat. shoutout 2 broken fingers. shoutout lost ring. shoutout hail for making all of this possible. shoutout shock for making me calm in the moment. shou pic.twitter.com/dFKkc6qnuO
“Sorry for all those who were at the red rocks concert during the hail” girl my friends finger might be broken, they should’ve told us told us it was gonna hail BEFORE IT STARTED HAILING. I better be getting that email from ticket master #LouisTomlinsonpic.twitter.com/QFzAjsvoiX
have welts on my head but i was so lucky red rocks can go fuck themselves also if ur a worker that was recording and laughing at fans getting trampled and beaten by hail there’s a special place in hell for you pic.twitter.com/58vrliBzzp
And others tweeted pictures of their injuries from the storm:
TW bruises and some blood
I made it home from Red Rocks but tonight was traumatizing. From getting separated from my friend and then hearing the screams and cries of everyone around me getting pelted by hail the size of a goofball pic.twitter.com/TS2Y8c3wE1
Just look at these insane videos of the storm and the aftermath.
Tonight at Red Rocks was pretty traumatizing. Hid under a tree with my boyfriend and about 25 other people all crowded together and getting pelted by golf ball sized hail. Our concession stand let people crowd under it but we saw several people bleeding and having panic attacks pic.twitter.com/aY6KRSq6j1
A freak hailstorm and flash flood hit Red Rocks tonight with golf ball sized hail while I was photographing the Louis T show. HUGE shoutout needs to go to the staff and medical teams at Red Rocks who were helping the injured as well as helping the fans be as safe as they could. pic.twitter.com/hN37VoL5W7