Sara Bareilles - Sara Bareilles' 'Heart Aches' For Stage Collapse Victims

Sara Bareilles, the singer-songwriter who performed at the Indiana State Fair minutes before the stage collapsed killing five people, says her "heart aches" for the victims of the tragedy, reports the New York Daily News. Bareilles was the opening act for headliners Sugarland before strong winds hit the festival site.
A weather warning was issued following Sara's set, but many revellers chose to wait for the headliners. As well as the five fatalities, more than four dozen people were injured. In a statement released on Monday (15th August 2011), Bareilles said, "The accident at the Indiana State Fair felt like a bad dream.The weather changed in a matter of minutes and the stage collapsed in a matter of seconds". She went on to praise the speed of the emergency response and thanked the people of Indiana for "working hard to help each other". The singer, who performed a well-received set before the stage collapsed, signed off by noting, "My heart aches for the lives lost or injured as well as their families. We will do whatever we possibly can to help heal the hurt from this very sad day". Both Bareilles and Sugarland cancelled their concerts in Iowa the following evening.
The Indiana State Fair reopened on Monday (15th August 2011) with a memorial service for the victims of the accident.


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