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Offline bpb1970

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Rain Policy - Chicago?
« on: May 31, 2017, 01:41:30 PM »
There is a 90% chance of rain for the Saturday Chicago show.   Will they just delay the show and wait for a lull in the showers?  If it is a heavy downpour all night will they cancel?   I know it is a bit early but all forecasts are showing it raining all day and night Saturday and it has not changed at all.



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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 01:46:27 PM »
Last tour outdoors, it was rain or shine. Should say on a physical ticket. They played during a storm in Moscow when it poured

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 02:08:47 PM »
Rain or shine is printed on the ticket.  We will have to dress for rain, could be fun if it's not cold rain.

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 03:27:37 PM »
What if it's not just raining, but there's thunder and lightning in the area?

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 03:41:48 PM »
My guess the show will go on if it's just rain.  They played in a downpour in the Twin Cities, granted it was not the whole show.

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But if lighting  shows up, I can see the show being cut short.  Coldplay played Soldier Field last summer and they cut the set a few songs short due to lighting.

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 03:43:51 PM »
When we got to the show in Seattle, there was still a chance of rain.  There was a clear plastic cover over the top of Larry's drum set on the tree stage to keep him dry.  It ended up not raining so the plastic cover was removed right before the show.  Guessing he would have played under the cover if it was wet.  Good luck - I know that I was stressing all week watching the forecast!

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 03:52:13 PM »
During Sydney Popmart there was a great tribute to Michael Hutchence during a lightning storm. It will be rain, hail or shine.

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 04:07:19 PM »
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During Sydney Popmart there was a great tribute to Michael Hutchence during a lightning storm. It will be rain, hail or shine.

Will make great photos. Imagine lightning behind the tip of the tree

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 04:08:24 PM »
Fingers crossed! I know I'm not the only one traveling from another state for this show. Don't care if it rains, just don't want cancellation!

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 04:11:31 PM »
Saturday night looks rough... Sunday less so.

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 04:55:03 PM »
Wasn't it a lightning strike that felled the Joshua tree?  Kinda fitting then.


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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2017, 05:03:29 PM »
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My guess the show will go on if it's just rain.  They played in a downpour in the Twin Cities, granted it was not the whole show.

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But if lighting  shows up, I can see the show being cut short.  Coldplay played Soldier Field last summer and they cut the set a few songs short due to lighting.
I was at that Coldplay show. It was a torrential downpour for several songs before they cut the show short because the lightning storm was coming. It also rained before the show and the opening acts were cancelled outright.

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2017, 05:44:37 PM »
About ten years ago I saw the Cure at Red Rocks. Rain never made it to the amphitheater, but there was an incredible lightening display over Denver .

I'm hoping because it is only Wednesday the weather forecast may shift a bit in our favor by Saturday I know locally I don't trust the forecast too much more than 24hrs in advance as the forecasters seem to be correct about 60% of the time.

An aside...Id never be able to keep my job if I were correct 60% of the time...
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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 06:48:53 PM »
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My guess the show will go on if it's just rain.  They played in a downpour in the Twin Cities, granted it was not the whole show.

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But if lighting  shows up, I can see the show being cut short.  Coldplay played Soldier Field last summer and they cut the set a few songs short due to lighting.
I was at that Coldplay show. It was a torrential downpour for several songs before they cut the show short because the lightning storm was coming. It also rained before the show and the opening acts were cancelled outright.

I saw video of rain pouring down the stairs in the stadium, looked awful.

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Re: Rain Policy - Chicago?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 07:10:01 PM »
Seriously, this is the best track ever....

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