Rain puts damper on Saturday concerts at IMS

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On the eve of the Brickyard 400, the mood was festive and hopes were high in the Coke lot, despite a forecast that called for possible severe weather.

"Hopefully we'll ride it out and get to see some NASCAR tomorrow," said Joe Fahey, who was ready with a tent he had water proofed in case of rain over night.

Before enjoying the big race, though, some fans were looking to enjoy some music.

"This is mommy and daddy's night out," said Amberle Kayrouz with her husband Kevin.

Rain, thunder and lightning moved in around 8:30 pm, sending fans to seek shelter under the stands.

"We were having fun and they come on the intercom there and said everybody should seek shelter because of a storm moving in," said Kevin Kinzle, who said he was there to see The Band Perry.

So that's what fans did, hoping the weather would pass. Concert-goers waited for more than an hour, hoping the music would resume. Some even danced in the rain without music.

"It's raining, why not?" asked one woman.

Some though, decided not to wait out the weather, choosing instead to call it a night. That's eventually what IMS officials did, too, cancelling the concerts because of weather and concerns for curfews in Speedway.