14 Musicians Who Put on Killer Shows in the Pouring Rain
July 28, 2018
Musicians have to go through a lot. Their job is the opposite of a 9-to-5; in fact, it’s pretty much their whole life. They have to spend countless nights in the studio, then do a million interviews to promote their music, then
travel around the world for months on end to put on a show every. single. night. And then they have to do it all over again!
That sounds exhausting enough, but that’s just if everything goes off without a hitch. Live music comes with its own set of hurdles, so when things don’t go as planned, artists have to adapt quickly. There could be sound issues, or they could get
stuck in the air, or the weather could turn sour.
As cool as outdoor venues are, there’s always the risk that it’ll start raining. And for these artists, it did! Click through the slideshow to see all the musicians who put on killer shows in even though it was pouring rain.
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Taylor Swift said she'd "dance in a storm in [her] best dress," she wasn't kidding. The singer performed an ENTIRE Reputation Stadium Tour show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the pouring rain! Yep — it was wet the whole dang time. T Swift didn't seem to mind, though, because she legit couldn't keep the smile off her face as she danced around the stage completely soaked, just like the entire audience of 55,000.
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Ariana Grande had the cutest reaction to being told she had to leave the stage because of a storm at Hersheypark Stadium. "Please, please, please, please, please!" she begged the stage manager. "I don't want to go! We want to stay!" She and her dancers were forced to take a break while the storm blew over, but she came back and slayed the rest of the show like a boss.
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There was nowhere for
Justin Bieber to hide when it started pouring rain at his concert in Ecuador in August 2017. Even though it would suck to get drenched, we think the water just enhanced the mood of the song he was singing!
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Beyoncé would never let a little rain get in the way of her performance. She slayed her way through "Halo" at a stop on her Formation Tour, and we honestly wouldn't expect anything less from Queen Bey! Honestly, we think the rain actually added to the emotional nature of the tune.
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Florence and the Machine
Florence Welch is so ethereal that we're not honestly not sure if she's from this planet. The singer looked absolutely angelic as she sung through a thunderstorm at Lollapalooza in 2015. As the wind whipped through her hair, she asked the audience to take off a piece of clothing and remove any fear or doubt along with it. She then proceeded to whip her shirt off and run through the crowd while waving it above her head as droplets fell from the sky. ICONIC!
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Most people look like wet dogs when they get caught in the rain, but the
One Direction boys aren't most people. They managed to defy the laws of science and actually look even hotter than normal as they sang "You & I" through the drizzle at a concert in Germany in 2014.
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Considering how wild
Lady Gaga's performances can get, a little rain is a piece of cake. Gaga slowed things down for a piano version of "Edge of Glory" at her concert in NYC last year, and she managed to play perfectly as the rain came down. She even paused to mention that her boyfriend promised to catch her if she fell on stage. "All you can ask for is somebody that you have love with that wants to catch you if you fall," she said to the audience. Awwww!!
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BTS is such a well-oiled machine that not even the pouring rain can take them down. The group performed its choreography to "Blood Sweat & Tears" flawlessly and didn't even slip once even though the stage was completely drenched. Now THAT'S talent.
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Demi Lovato fans had an unfortunate morning at the Good Morning America summer concert series last year. They had to sit through the pouring rain to see the singer perform, but the wait must've been worth it because the 25-year-old killed it, even though she got a little wet in the process.
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Lorde would never let a little drizzle get her down! The 21-year-old fully embraced the rain as she sang her hit single, "Greenlight," at the Osheaga music festival in Canada last August. And, of course, she still broke out her amazing dance moves for the performance.
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If you've ever been to a
Coldplay show, you know that Chris Martin's piano is an integral part of the performance. But when it started pouring at a concert in Taipei, Taiwan, the lead singer was forced to abandon his trusty keyboard. Luckily he was on a side stage at the time, so he was able to go back to the main stage and continue with the show.
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Jennifer Lopez got totally soaked during a 2012 concert in Brazil. It did not look fun, but of course, the entertainment pro kept on singing and dancing like there was absolutely nothing wrong. We'd imagine that it's tough to keep up with difficult choreography when it's raining, but J.Lo made it look easy AF.
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Green Day guys wouldn't be the rock legends that they are if they let a little rain stop them! From the video, it looks like the band members were completely drenched during a November 2013 concert, but they kept on rockin' as fans kept their energy up with some help from trusty ponchos.
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Goo Goo Dolls
Okay, this last one makes us a little emotional. Seeing the
Goo Goo Dolls perform "Iris" would be amazing in any situation, but listening to it live while it's pouring rain? We cannot even imagine. We're totally jealous of these lucky fans, because this is the exact scenario that happened way back in 2004 in Buffalo, New York.