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Yeah this is from their 360 book I can't remember if this photo in the book was Minneapolis or not but if was raining just like this in Minneapolis. Best concert I had been to. I apparently have astrophobia (fear of lightning) so I really hope it misses us lightning wise. I will stand in pouring rain though. I love hearing and seeing lightning but not being out walking in it. His Hallelujah that night was brilliant btw.

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12 hours ago, gregoriop said:

I was there for this too. The Soldier Field employees were rude, unaccommodating and were even swearing at people (!) to leave. Have a backup plan, just in case!

I think they were confused more than rude, however; I ran into some very stressed workers which seemed rude.  In retrospect, I realized they were overwhelmed. I was on strong medication, got confused trying to find the will call as there is no signage if one approaches from the the North of SF.  I tried to get comps for the next night but TM said no.  I argued for hours.  I called them back right after hanging up numerous times.  I was asking them to get me in touch with someone at SF as the phone lines were crazy and I could not get anyone.  I knew they'd comp me.  TM did nothing.  All they did was give the usual Live Nation bulls#@t generic answer of, "Rain or shine".  That concert should never have happened.  All one had to do was look at radar to know it.  Live Nation calls the shots and the venues deal with it.  I've always had positive experiences at SF.

I called SF on the following Monday.  She said, "David, we would have been happy to comp you."  She apologized and offered me two seats to any event during their 2017 season.  I'm going to see Coldplay in August. We are right up front.  They even Fedexed me the tix overnight. I got really confused and sick so she was very, very accommodating. I think they were very overwhelmed as it was chaos.  Nobody knew if the show was going to happen.  Meanwhile, we all hovered under something waiting for the rain to stop.  I watched how the staff handled it and every single attendant was slathered in people asking him or her questions.  It was to the point where they could not do the major part of their jobs.  Also, many of them did not know what to say because they did not know what was happening.  Most just shrugged their shoulders because they did not know and did not have time to answer people.  It must've sucked to have to stand in the rain, not know what was up and take the crap from fans who were upset and getting ornery.

I've never seen it rain like that for an outdoor concert.  We got off a bus JUST as the rain started and it was a deluge, as you must well know.  Going up that hill we were walking in three or so inches of water running down the hill.  LOL   Squish Squish.  It's funny now, but my gosh how it rained.  That was a severe thunderstorm.  There were warnings issued by the weather service.

 

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  It is almost 11 AM the day of show one.  It has been pouring in Milwaukee for 2 1/2 hours.  It is now starting to clear up so if it hits Chicago...know it will stop.  I used to work in television production.  The person going to the show with me still does.  He asked the meteorologist who was working about the rain during the show.  She said it will rain before the show, then stop and possibly start up again around midnight.  Her husband is going to tonight's show so she knew!   It seems we will stay dry during the show.

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Can't speak specifically to downtown, but in the western burbs we have yet to see rain.  I see some thunderheads off to the north and west.

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27 minutes ago, Brent said:

Can't speak specifically to downtown, but in the western burbs we have yet to see rain.  I see some thunderheads off to the north and west.

I am heading down now.  It looks like the brunt of this squall line is gonna miss SF and GA.  It may rain but nowhere hear what it did here in Milwaukee.  The majority is gonna go over the lake.  See y'all at the show!

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Currently weather.com isn't showing any rain for tonight.  However, accuweather.com is showing thunderstorms between 7 and 8.

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And both shows will have escaped the rain.   WOOOO HOOOO.   Did anyone in GA feel just a few drops during the middle of the show on Saturday?  lol   I looked up and begged the universe to spare us all.  I doubt I'm the only one.  No rain!

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A moment of panic during the latter part of the album performance as I saw flashes off on the horizon behind the stadium. Turned out there was just a fireworks display at Navy Pier.

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On 6/4/2017 at 5:16 PM, Manohlive said:

And both shows will have escaped the rain.   WOOOO HOOOO.   Did anyone in GA feel just a few drops during the middle of the show on Saturday?  lol   I looked up and begged the universe to spare us all.  I doubt I'm the only one.  No rain!

I felt a few drops and I may be mistaken but it was during One Tree Hill?

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On 6/7/2017 at 3:51 AM, badsilver said:

felt a few drops and I may be mistaken but it was during One Tree Hill?

  I don't know.  It's funny now but I was begging and pleading with the powers that be for no rain.  I know I should not mention seeing Coldplay last Summer at SF but it was a monsoon.  I feel as though I've paid my debt to outdoor shows for a few, at least.  haha

I freaked out for about a minute and then started watching the show again. 

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