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Lorde and Muse ‘Gutted’ Over Lollapalooza Evacuation

Severe weather left music festival’s kick-off night all wet

Fans weren’t the only ones disappointed when a severe storm forced the evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on its first night — the performers were pretty bummed out about it too.

Lorde and Muse, who were scheduled to close out the night but had their sets cut short by the evacuation, took to Twitter afterward to express their disappointment, with both acts declaring themselves “gutted.”

“F–ks sake. I am so gutted guys I don’t know what to tell you,” Lorde tweeted Thursday night after her performance was cut short.

“They’ve told us we can’t play. I had the most spectacular show planned for you and I PROMISE I will come back to play it as soon as I can,” the singer added, later calling the situation “the most MELODRAMA sh-t ever.”

Meanwhile, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy tweeted, “Gutted. City/police made us leave the stage tonight 3 songs in at #Lollapalooza . Due to weather/lightning. Nightmare!”

“Crowd awesome, we’ll be back, hope lolla book us next year to make up,” the musician added.

According to NBC, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the Chicago area throughout Thursday evening, and Grant Park, where the festival is taking place, was evacuated.

“We are disappointed to have to end today’s performances early, however our first priority is the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” Sandee Fenton, director of publicity for Lollapalooza promoter C3 Presents, said of the evacuation.

Lorde and Muse weren’t the only ones to have their performances affected by weather. Severe weather and flight delays caused Taylor Momsen’s band The Pretty Reckless to miss the festival.

Meanwhile, another destructive force of nature, former Oasis musician Liam Gallagher, also made an impact on the festival when he stormed off the stage 20 minutes into his set on Thursday.