Pixies End Maine Show With Smoke And Firefighters

An alternative rock band’s finale at the

– Pixies
The band’s fog machine set off smoke detectors at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine.

Officials say the theatrical smoke or fog used by the Pixies set off a smoke alarm Tuesday night, forcing concertgoers to exit the building.

Fire Capt. John Brennan tells the Portland Press Herald  that the theater’s doors were opened, the smoke cleared and the alarm was reset.

The show was sold out and the theater can hold more than 1,600 people, but some of the patrons had already left before the band’s final song.

Concertgoer Jeremy DaRos says, “There was never a sense of panic.”