Un-bee-lievable: Matchbox Twenty Concert Delayed by Bee Swarm

Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty
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Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on July 25, 2017 in Mountain View, Calif.

There's fashionably late, and then there's fashionabee late. Matchbox Twenty experienced the latter when their concert at Arizona's Casino del Sol was delayed by 75 minutes after a swarm of "a couple thousand bees" took over the venue, according to KVOA Tucson.

Lead singer Rob Thomas documented the ensuing attempt to get rid of the unwelcome concertgoers, posting a picture of a beekeeper on his Instagram with the caption: "Beekeeper has arrived! Still trying to make this happen. Can't make this up!"


Beekeeper has arrived!! Still trying to make this happen. Can't make this up! #tour #summer #ABriefHistoryTour

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Luckily, the bees were removed and the show was able to start at 9:15 p.m. local time. A later post on Matchbox Twenty's official Instagram shows the smiling beekeeper giving a thumbs-up in front of a pale blue truck, captioned, "The bees couldn't stop us. Thanx for sticking with us Tucson!" 


The bees couldn't stop us. Thanx for sticking with us Tucson!

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Although their winged fans weren't allowed to stick around for the show, the debacle at least ensured Matchbox Twenty fans would have plenty to buzz about. 


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