It was evacuated after a lightning strike at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena following Saturday’s Cruel World festival. Iggy Pop‘s set, the organizers promised for that lead actor Siouxie Alongside Iggy Pop, Siouxsie would return Sunday night, playing an “extended set.”
Although rain is expected for Sunday afternoon, the Goldenvoice event released the following information: Cruel World website He said that the doors will open at 17:00, Siouxsie will depart at 20:20, the wristbands will be removed again, and most importantly, the parking will be free.
“This will be his only North American performance in 2023” he tweeted.
On Saturday night, while playing the Pop hit song “The Passenger,” the sound was cut off twice during a lightning strike. It continued to play, but stopped playing after a more visible lightning strike, and an announcer asked festival-goers to vacate Brookside, the Rose Bowl venue, which was completely outdoors. The festival said the Pasadena Fire Department had ordered the shutdown for safety reasons as there was no rain or other lightning.
The set of Human League was also cut in the middle of the performance on a different stage.
Upon the announcement, thousands of upset goths lined up for the exits, even more upset that they wouldn’t be able to see Siouxsie’s only concert date in the US.
But by the lightning strike just after 9pm, concertgoers had already seen more than 20 other shows on three different stages. Highlights included Gang of Four, Gary Numan, and Billy Idol, all spinning in energetic sets that show they haven’t missed a beat since the early ’80s.
Also on the bill were Squeeze (a last-minute replacement for Adam Ant), Love and Rockets, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Human League, ABC, Modern English, The Vapors, The Soft Moon, Berlin, Animotion, Urban Heat. , Riki, Glass Spells, Gvllow, Aurat, Ela Minus, Twin Tribes and Molchat Doma.