Maryland storm floods cancel Halsey concert, flooding venue. Fans hide in bathrooms during tornado warning.

The concert by Halsey, the pop singer, was cancelled Wednesday night in Maryland after severe storms battered the area and flooded the venue.

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09 June 2022 Thursday 08:40
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Maryland storm floods cancel Halsey concert, flooding venue. Fans hide in bathrooms during tornado warning.

The concert by Halsey, the pop singer, was cancelled Wednesday night in Maryland after severe storms battered the area and flooded the venue. Fans waited in the stands were soaked.

Due to weather conditions, the star's concert at Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion was delayed. The outdoor venue has partially covered seating and is expected to resume at 9:30 pm.

The venue tweeted that the Halsey show had been cancelled "due to technical difficulties due to weather" at 10:10 p.m.

As thunderstorms rumbled through Columbia, Wednesday night brought flash flood and tornado warnings to Columbia. Fans already there were left in the rain.

Fans were seen hiding in bathrooms during tornado warnings in rain ponchos. Others were soaked by the rain that poured through the ceiling. Those sitting on the seats were also flooded by water as it rushed over the stairs.

Social media videos show rain falling from the ceiling above the crowd, overflowing into concert pit and flooding the path to venue with water.

Crowd members shouted "rain or shine" to demand the show continue. This was in reference to an earlier tweet from venue that stated: "Just a heads-up that the show is still taking place rain or shine!"

Halsey stated in a statement at 11:30 p.m. that she was "beyond dissatisfied with the way the venue handled all tonight."

She tweeted "Maryland, I don't know what to say" after the show was cancelled. "Right now, I'm heartbroken, panicked, and I just want to find out when/if you all get back safely."

She said she couldn't perform because of the danger to attendees if people rushed to the stage after or during a storm.

The 27-year old said that although many things were beyond my control, he promised to choose his safety.

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