Roughly 100 people were hurt, including seven who were taken to the hospital, after concertgoers at Red Rocks Amphitheater were caught in a severe hailstorm Wednesday night.
West Metro Fire Rescue said on Twitter that the people who were injured suffered cuts and broken bones. Hail was still coming down as first responders tried to aid victims.
West Metro said between 80 and 90 people were treated at the scene.
Louis Tomlinson who rose to fame as a member of the band One Direction, was scheduled to play at the famous outdoor venue west of Denver on Wednesday. His performance was canceled.
“Devastated about the show tonight, hope everyone’s OK,” he tweeted. “I’ll be back! Even though we didn’t play the show I felt all of your passion! Sending you all love!”
Videos posted on social media depicted a chaotic scene at Red Rocks as large hailstones fell and people scattered for cover. The venue encouraged concertgoers to take shelter in their cars.
“Tonight was the scariest night of my life,” one person posted on Twitter. “It started pelting people with hail at Red Rocks and my sister and I luckily found shelter under a sign. I am bleeding and have huge bumps on my head from the hail. Hoping everyone made it out safely.”
Another person posted that they had “literal welts” all over their body.
Severe weather caused damage and localized flooding across the Front Range and Eastern Plains on Wednesday night into early Thursday. Two tornadoes were reported near the town of Akron.
A Major League Soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps was also postponed Wednesday night due to severe weather.
A new date for the match will be announced later.
The game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. MDT, and the teams waited until midnight before the match was called off.
A person died in rural Watkins on Wednesday after flood waters swept their red sedan 400 yards off a road and the vehicle was submerged.
Rescue teams couldn’t reach the car until 9:30 a.m. Thursday to pull the driver out — 10 hours after authorities received reports that several cars had been swept away, said Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy John Bartmann.
“It was definitely a lot of water. It was moving water,” said Bartmann who was at the scene Thursday as drones helped deputies and firefighters find the car.
No information about the driver was immediately available Thursday.
Colorado Sun staff writers Jesse Paul and Olivia Prentzel contributed to this report The Associated Press contributed to this report.