Aaron Spears told Washington, D.C.'s Fox 5 via text message that the explosions started after the show closed. "We finished the show and we were walking back to our dressing rooms and BOOM!!!!" he wrote. "We could hear people, we had no idea what it was... There was all kinds of speculation as to what was going on. Like five minutes after getting to the room, security came in and informed us that we had to evacuate the building immediately.
"It was then that we realized this was serious. Initially we thought that the sound was all kinds of things, but it didn't hit that this was a bomb until we were evacuated and they told us exactly what was going on. It's so heartbreaking because so many little ones attend our shows... I just keep thinking about them.”