December 5, 2022

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New York City “Homecoming” concert Stopped abruptly in the middle of Barry Manilo’s show Saturday evening in Central Park – as lightning storms approached Hurricane Henry landed In the big apple.

At 7:37 pm, musicians were told to “get out of the showroom and into safe areas” as Manilaw sang the 1978 hit “You Can’t Laugh Without It”.

I was able to hear an announcer say the much-anticipated concert was “canceled”.

The “We Love NYC” concert on Saturday was abruptly canceled due to dangerous weather.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the cancellation of the concert on stage.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the cancellation of the concert on stage.
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A few minutes ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed confidence that the show would continue. “Everyone has to go to a safe place for a while because of the thunder and lightning, and then we’ll bring the concert back,” he told Mike.

Hurricane Henry, Type 1 storm, Is expected to touch the bottom Sunday in the east of New York City.

People left it after the concert abruptly stopped.
People left it after the concert abruptly stopped.
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Manilo did it with “Gopakapana” and “Mandy” before being cut.
Disappointed music fans said the show may have gone.

“It’s very disappointing. I could not even see the killers – that’s the main reason I came.” Shine Hemmings said. “The concert was so good, it was so good.”

Others were angry and the show did not stop earlier.

Empty concert stage after it was stopped during the performance of Barry Mannillo.
Empty concert stage after it was stopped during the performance of Barry Manilo.
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People leaving Central Park as Hurricane Henry approaches the area.
People leaving Central Park as Hurricane Henry approaches the area.
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“We went in, so we were induced. We went in, they were like ‘exit,'” said Brandi McDermott, 26, of Bay Ridge. They see the storm coming and they do nothing about it. They pretend it didn’t happen.

“We actually waited three hours and now we’re inside,” said Alex Maxwell, 22, of Midtown.

“It could be a metaphor … because we think the epidemic is over, and then we come here, it’s really a storm, it’s like the epidemic is coming at us,” he said, referring to the delta variation.

Kerry J. Additional report by Byron