After Minnesota Declares Today Beyonce Day, Concert Evacuated Due to Severe Weather -- UPDATE
Concertgoers eventually are given the "all clear" to return to their seats.
UPDATE: According to tweets from concertgoers, the big screen at the Beyonce show reads, "ALL CLEAR: Please proceed back to your seats in a calm and orderly fashion."
By official decree, Monday, May 23, 2016, is now Beyonce Day in Minnesota. Too bad the local weather didn't get the notice.
Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith made the proclamation in coordination with Beyonce's planned performance at TFC Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Monday night. But due to severe weather, that concert had to be evacuated before Beyonce was able to perform with lightning threatening the open-air arena show.
According to social media reports, the concert has not been yet officially canceled but it has been postponed until further notice.
Nothing says Beyoncé concert like a stadium evacuation because of a storm-- pic.twitter.com/rRBbTp9eTU— Madison Lund (@madisonlund98) May 24, 2016
Other than touring through the North Star State, Beyonce doesn't have any particular relationship with Minnesota. Still, the state leaders decided to honor her based on her "impact and success" and because she has "influenced many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs."