SXSW cancels Auditorium Shores shows due to severe weather

Lightning at the Long Center just south if Auditorium Shores. (KEYE TV)

Severe thunderstorms have forced SXSW to cancel the free outdoor shows at Auditorium Shores.

Festival goers were alerted via social media to seek shelter at Long Center. But some fans left the area.

A crowd of people huddled under the parking garage when the show was suspended, but just after 8:00 people heard the news it was cancelled.

Some people were not happy to hear the news, and even wanted to continue the show in the lightning.

"Back in the day shows didn't get cancelled because of mother nature, part of the show man," one festival goer said.

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