Posted in music | video on August 3, 2009

Big Valley Jamboree - sunny on July 31, 2009 (Taylor and Kevin)
Big Valley Jamboree

Big Valley Jamboree - knocked over toilets on August 1, 2009 (Taylor and Kevin)
Big Valley Jamboree

"Family has identified Donna Moore of Lloydminster as the woman killed at the Big Valley Jamboree after the festival's main stage collapsed during a severe thunderstorm Saturday.

Moore's son, Mike Tebbe, spent Sunday together with family and said he was not prepared to talk about his mother yet.

Moore was a huge country music fan who was at the festival for the weekend, said friend Warne Noyce.

"She was pumped to go to Big Valley. It makes me sick to my stomach because she was such an awesome lady," he said. "She was hanging out watching music with people she loved."...

...Stage speakers fell on Moore, crushing her, after a wind gust of about 100 kilometres per hour toppled stage scaffolding." [Calgary Herald]

The final day (Sunday) of the Camrose, Alberta festival was cancelled after the tragedy. The next band set to play on Saturday when the storm hit was Kevin Costner & Modern West (yes, that Kevin Costner).

NYC had their own storms this weekend too, causing chaos and cancellations for outdoor music, but luckily no tragedies.

Videos from Big Valley below...

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Comments (18)

Sad story :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 10:31 AM

that is awful. i pray for her familiy and friends.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 10:41 AM

good think Costner didn't die. Waterworld 2 would have been screwed

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 10:42 AM

Hilarious, 10:42! I haven't heard a good Waterworld joke since 1995! I mean, I didn't even know 16-year-olds were aware of Waterworld!

(You're a douche.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 10:58 AM

my condolences to her family, this is terribly sad and puts things in perspective yet again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 11:02 AM

how was it not canceled before the winds were strong enough to cause the stage to collapse?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 11:11 AM

Well I guess this puts not getting let into APW for 4 hours into perspective....that is very sad.

Posted by clairepetrol | August 3, 2009 11:20 AM

i wonder if anyone was in the portapottie when it tipped over, always wanted to do that

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 11:27 AM

11:27, that's what happened in the video on America's Funniest Home Videos at which I've ever laughed the hardest. Some guy in a shirt and tie at a construction site and the portapaotty was knocked over by a crane or something. I guess you had to be there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 12:52 PM

Yeah. All those complaining about having to wait for a few hours while the crew was securing the site at APW should STFU

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 1:05 PM

that's what happens when you listen to country music. especially country music played by a washed up movie star.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 2:07 PM

2:07 I hate country as much as the next bv hipster, but wow, you sir are a fucking dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 2:22 PM

i was there and it was horrible to watch it fall

Posted by debt reduction | August 3, 2009 5:26 PM

^^Whoa, have spambots acquired artificial intelligence? WE'RE DOOMED!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2009 5:43 PM

I'm sorry for causing all that cancer

Posted by Bruce | August 4, 2009 10:23 AM

i like!
I like it very much..

Posted by dresse | October 17, 2009 2:04 PM

The musicians come from all over the world. Although the festival is a three day event, most musicians perform Saturday and Sunday.

Posted by Classified Toronto | September 24, 2010 1:59 PM

i am sorry for all of them

Posted by منتديات | September 30, 2010 2:18 AM

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