Like Ian said, it became a historic gig, and luckily no one got hurt (as far as I know).
I can't help but think of that one time in 2012 when EUROPE was scheduled to play at Download Festival in England, and the day before the gig they had a band meeting where they agreed not to play TFC. And what happened the next day? They had to cancel the gig at the last minute due to bad weather.
After the the rain and halestorm in Curitiba, John Norums Guitars checked in to a hotel room to dry off and for some R&R.
Basses and Keyboards had a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door, so we can’t get access to pictures at this stage.
The Curitiba show was otherwise amazing! Crowd AWESOME!
It’s a real pleasure to be back in South America and to Meet our fans here. We are still in Brazil for one more show then off to Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. We have a feeling this will be a tour to remember.
Vallset 2004 / Oslo 2004 / Mo i Rana 2007 / Lakselv 2008 / Tromsø 2011 / Lakselv 2012 / Sweden Rock Festival 2013 / Tysnes 2013 / Stockholm 2014 / Oslo 2015 / Stockholm 2016
Well this was unexpected... hailstorms like this are pretty common here in Brazil during this time of the year since it's the transition between winter and spring, thank god noone got hurt.
In terms of what hail can do, NorumFan, here in North America(U.S. and Canada), sometimes hail can drop from the sky the same size as a baseball. If that happens near a place where you buy a new car, all the cars, trucks, and vans in the outdoor viewing areas will have big dents in them, plus all their windows broken.
Those types of hailstorms can also cause crop damage at farms and can also hurt a lot of cattle and other outdoor wildlife.
Fortunately, that kind of hailstorm did not hit that EUROPE concert in Curitiba, and that the band members, crew, and fans made it out without serious injuries.
In terms of the instruments, they can be replaced. Better them take that kind of damage than Joey, both John's, Mic, and Ian. Because I don't want EUROPE to stop rocking the night for a good, long, damn time, and I want them to keep making that ca$h on the road too, you know?
Post by Michaela Italy on Nov 2, 2019 21:57:40 GMT 2
Just a few minutes before the hailstorm...this recording of Nothin' To Ya from Curitiba. I was right in front of the catwalk. Then the apocalypse occurred during Superstitious, when in a blink of an eye "balls" as big as "tennis balls" were hitting our heads... It has been difficult to reach the exit, but local people looked pretty much used to that. No major panic, the streets were all flooded, but lots of car back and forth immediately after. Yes, this one has been the historical gig of EUROPE where The Final Countdown was not played for the first time EVER since 1986! And we're NOT - definitively - Superstitious!
Btw, yes, it happened in the middle of the "no woman no cry" snippet as some video have also testified. I remember Joey covering his head with a towel, but a few seconds after that he has had to desist... everyone has had to barricade themselves. I protected my head with my hands and I got a couple of bruises on my left hand because of that.
Well, going back to Nothin’ To Ya - what do you say - it really seems I can’t help shaking during the recording… but it’s kinda “notorious” that I have a weakness for this particular song!
You may know this one: "...and I've been waitin' for the angels to knock on my door"