The fifth anniversary of the hip hop festival known as will likely be a memorable one for those who attended. The all day event at started out hot and blustery but ended before the headliner, Atmosphere, could take the stage, thanks to a severe thunderstorm warning.
Canterbury Park spokesman Jeff Maday told KSTP-TV that 17,000 people were evacuated at about 7:20 p.m. in an orderly fashion and without incident. Shortly after that severe weather sirens were set off in Shakopee, which Scott County Sheriff's Office officials said was due to .
Twitter was abuzz with Soundset attendees' reaction to the event, evacuation, and about Atmosphere finally taking the stage at the Soundset Afterparty at First Avenue in Minneapolis:
Tornado warning while at soundset. Terrifying omg
Well this is the beginning of the tornado that ended Soundset http://instagr.am/p/LJtoVFkp05/
Dear @soundset, my apologies for rapping so hard that i made a tornado. didn't know I had that power. now I do. won't happen again. xo, andy
Official word from @soundset: More storm fronts coming soon, so show is definitely over. What a finale.