SXSW Accident: Musicians React on Twitter
As news spread in Austin early Thursday about the car accident near a SXSW venue that killed two and injured 23 more, some of the top music acts in town took to Twitter to lament the incident and wish for their fans' safety.
Tyler the Creator of alternative hip-hop collective Odd Future was scheduled to play the Mohawk Outdoor venue adjacent to where the accident occurred. His gig was supposed to kick off at 1 a.m., but he later tweeted: "Show Isnt Happening, Something Sad Happened. I'm Bummed."
Lady Gaga, who was spotted in the crowd at a Semi Precious Weapons show at Rusty's on 7th Street just after midnight, later sent out: "All my love to music lovers and fans, stay safe tonight we love you."
And singer-songwriter St. Vincent, who performed at Stubb's earlier in the night, posted: "Just heard about the accident at 10th and Red River at SXSW. My heart goes out to everyone injured/involved."
At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a car crashed through a barricade set up at Red River St. and 10th St. in downtown Austin, skidding into a crowd near the Mohawk Bar. Two were pronounced dead on the scene and 23 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical.
See what the music world is saying about the SXSW accident below:
All my love to music lovers and fans, stay safe tonight we love you— Goddess of Love (@ladygaga) March 13, 2014
Show Isnt Happening, Something Sad Happened. I'm Bummed— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) March 13, 2014
Just heard about the accident at 10th and Red River at SXSW. My heart goes out to everyone injured/involved.— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) March 13, 2014
My heart goes out to all those involved in and affected by the tragedy tonight at SXSW.— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) March 13, 2014
Wtf 40 people just got ran over by a car at sxsw... Bodies EVERYWHERE !!!!! Wtf— le'Roy (@LeRoyBenros) March 13, 2014
Praying for all the people involved in the incident at sxsw tonight.— Chamillionaire (@chamillionaire) March 13, 2014
I am so sorry that there was a horrible accident tonight in austin. at gig. X sorry.— Exene Cervenka (@exenecervenka) March 13, 2014
don't know details. heard cops chased car? maybe not, came out of gig horror, never know what is true anymore.— Exene Cervenka (@exenecervenka) March 13, 2014
Austin Police Department media briefing regarding a car crash... http://t.co/ptMCuPk0iV so sorry how strange— Exene Cervenka (@exenecervenka) March 13, 2014
This is all bullshit kids shouldn't die waiting in line to see an artist and kids shouldn't have to wait outside just so a party looks cool— carlo rossi papi (@fattonyrap) March 13, 2014
Prayers for those involved at #SXSW— Mike Stud (@Mike_Stud) March 13, 2014
Show cancelled tonight. Dozens of people were hit by a drunk driver. My heart goes out to the victims and survivors.— Cities Aviv (@CitiesAviv) March 13, 2014
No words - Seriously appalled by humans' indiscretion for others.— Cities Aviv (@CitiesAviv) March 13, 2014
Keep your people close - Stay Safe— Cities Aviv (@CitiesAviv) March 13, 2014