Nervous concertgoers got quite the scare at a recent Florida Georgia Line show
Posted: 12:49 am Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
By Jake Stewart
Ever since the Las Vegas tragedy, many people have been especially skittish about attending concerts or sporting events and being part of a large crowd. Those fears escalated last week when an emergency alarm sounded at Florida Georgia Line’s Oct. 12 show at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida, causing a delay in the concert.
Staffers from local TV station CBS 47 “Action News Jax” reported that, “The band sprinted offstage and the lights came on,” when the alarm triggered. Many fans exited the building, and one fan interviewed by the station called the situation “terrifying.”
According to information released by SMG, which manages the venue, “At 9:43 p.m., an alarm in the upper level of the arena detected smoke, triggering the fire alarm system which activated the automated voice evacuation messaging inside the arena. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, along with Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office were on site and responded immediately to the alarm along with personnel from SMG.”