Sugarland Continue Tour With Emotional Moment of Silence
Thursday's Sugarland show in Albuquerque, N.M. began on a somber note. Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush, their band and crew crowded the stage before the set began. Nettles asked fans to take a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of last weekend's Indiana State Fair tragedy.
After ten seconds, Bush began strumming his acoustic guitar, and Nettles began belting out the words to the band's song 'Love.' As you can see in the video below, both Nettles and Bush had to hold back tears during their intro. Clearly, they have yet not moved past the memories of the accident that killed five and left over 40 injured.
"So we know, Albuquerque, that you guys came to see a show," Nettles said after the song. "Obviously, in the loss of our set and our instruments and our equipment, this Incredible Machine looks very different right now. But we are going to try our best to put on our professional faces and come out here for you and celebrate a moment with you of the joy and the healing power of music."
Throughout the video, one sees how affected their entire traveling family was by the events. A few even kept their head bowed the entire time. Others held on to friends to keep from crying. Sugarland will bring their music and message to Englewood, Colo. Friday night, and to Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday.
Watch Sugarland's On-Stage Tribute to the Indiana State Fair Victims