The legendary American group Kiss was one of the main headliners of this Printemps de Pérouges, Thursday evening in Saint-Vulbas (Ain).
More than 10,000 spectators were waiting for this musical and pyrotechnic show in the rain, until the organization announced its cancellation due to a “too wet” stage.
“There was a storm warning all day but it cancels at 10 p.m., once everyone is there, after hitting the road”, regrets a fan of the group present.
Avoid pointing out to your Kiss buff buddies that the concerts of Jamie Cullum at Jazz à Vienne (Isère) and Juliette Armanet at the Nuits de Fourvière (in Lyon) went off without a hitch on Thursday evening.
More than 10,000 fans of the legendary American hard-rock group, renowned for its breathtaking pyrotechnic shows, had to decide to leave the Polo Club de la Plaine de l'Ain in Saint-Vulbas around 10 p.m., due to the cancellation of the concert.
Even if Ain has been placed on orange alert to thunderstorms, the Printemps de Pérouges organization confirmed Thursday on its social networks that this long-awaited date would be maintained.
Messages since deleted on Facebook and Instagram, like those of many spectators disgusted by the course of the evening.
Two days after a serious hiccup, which had seen the first part of Deep Purple, Gaëlle Buswel, being canceled due to a technical and logistical delay, the Rhône-Alpes music festival was expected at the turn on Thursday.
Due to ongoing weather conditions, tonight's Printemps de Pérouges Festival show had to be canceled.
We are so disappointed but the safety of our fans & crew come first.
— KISS (@kiss) June 30, 2022
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“I will never see them since it was really their last tour”
This time, despite the rain falling unsurprisingly in Saint-Vulbas, the first part was able to respond.
But no Kiss on stage at 9 p.m. as planned.
Finally, around 9:55 p.m., as reported by
, the production formalized the news that everyone feared: “We are sorry, we did everything we could, but the stage is too wet.
“A pattern that did not convince the fans as soaked as reassembled.
I drove 1h30, then 1 hour in line to get back to the site in the rain, and another 1 hour of waiting [still in the rain] in uncovered bleachers to…not see Kiss.
I'm just disgusted, I'll never see them since it was really their last tour.
Jean-Philippe continues: “It's a p… joke.
There was a storm warning all day but that cancels at 10pm once everyone is there after hitting the road.
I expect the transfer within the week”.
Conspired from all sides, the Printemps de Pérouges will indeed have little choice but to reimburse these thousands of disappointed spectators.
Shortly before midnight, Kiss in turn communicated on his Twitter account: "We are so disappointed, but the safety of our fans and our team comes first".
And to hell with the rock'n'roll spirit.
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