Sammy Hagar had been booked to play the Moondance Jam in Walker, Minn., on Thursday (July 16). But the fact that his headlining slot was wiped out as a result of a torrential downpour didn’t stop Hagar. He and his band set up in a nearby bar that held 500 people and played there instead.
As he wrote on his website, “The festival got rained out completely […] but we wanted to play and so we’re going to play. We noticed these lights coming out of a building at the back of the festival ground and say, ‘What’s that?’ Promoter explained it was their biggest bar on the property, and we say ‘Let’s go, I want to play for those people.’ Completely by the seat of our pants, the band gave them a fantastic rocking performance that they’ll all remember. It was Cabo Wabo style all the way baby! Just like from the Cantina.”
Check out some video footage from Sammy’s YouTube channel, with Sammy’s comments.
I’m about to go onstage in Walker, MN for Moondance Jam…. at a bar on the venue property that holds for 500 people like the Cabo Wabo. The festival got rained out completely. Three day annual fesitval, 10 thousand campers, 30,000 people. Torrential rain, flooding everywhere, electronics underwater. A real mess, looked like Woodstock…
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