B-52’s Winery Show Blown Down

Gale force winds of 100kmh shot down a winery show in New Zealand starring The B-52’s and The Proclaimers.

Promoter Roundhouse Entertainment canceled the Dec. 12 show at the Alana Estate in Martinborough two hours after it was scheduled to start, as the 5,000-strong crowd waited at the gates.

The Australian-based Roundhouse was insured and gave a 100 percent refund.

The winery, which expected to make NZ$200,000 ($145,000) on the day, was last week still estimating its losses.

All perishable foods were sent to charity organizations.

The crowd never lost its humour: “You can’t control the weather and so you adapt,” a 40-year old IT consultant told journalists. “Hey, we partied and we all had fun anyway.”