Sugarland Performs Benefit Concert For Stage Collapse Victims


Oct. 29 2011, Published 7:03 a.m. ET

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Sugarland paid tribute to the victims of the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse with a benefit concert Friday night.

The Grammy winning duo performed a free show in honor of the seven people who died and the more than 40 who were injured in the tragic accident 10 weeks ago.

As previously reported, on August 13, Sugarland was set to take the stage when freak high winds toppled scaffolding and stage rigging.

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The benefit show took place just a few miles from the site of the tragedy, at Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse. A public memorial for IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon was held there last Sunday.

"You are different, and we are different," singer Jennifer Nettles told the crowd at the start of the show. "We're all changed by what happened then. But we are going to try to give you the best show we can."

Nettles and Kristian Bush performed a 90-minute concert for the a crowd estimated at 18,000. Audience members were asked to donate $10. each to help support the injured and the families of those who died.

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