Backstreet Boys chased offstage by Hershey thunderstorm

Backstreet Boys chased offstage by Hershey thunderstorm

Rained out: After a rain delay, the Backstreet Boys performed for just a few minutes at Hersheypark Stadium last night before another storm forced them offstage. The audience was told to leave. Gone too soon: A 19-year-old former Camp Hill basketball and soccer player has died, his coach says. Paid audience: Union workers at a Shell construction site for a visit by President Trump were paid to be there, according to the Post-Gazette.

They do not want it that way.

Would-be attendees of a rained-out Backstreet Boys concert Sunday night are storming the internet to decry how management handled the bad weather.

“Due to incoming storms, if you are in Hersheypark Stadium, seek shelter under the grandstands,” Hershey PA tweeted out at 7:18 p.m. — less than an hour before the show’s 8 p.m. start time, “If you have not yet entered the venue, head to Hersheypark Arena or stay in your car.”

Less than two hours later, the venue tweeted another update to concertgoers: “Show is postponed indefinitely,” Hersheypark informed ticket holders, many of whom were now sopping wet, “we will give you an update as soon as we have one.” The Backstreet Boys also tweeted that the show — part of an arena tour for their new album “DNA” — would not go on.

 


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