Sometimes even bands find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time – just as The Flaming Lips.
The group were performing at Tulsa's Brady Block Party in Oklahoma when high winds of around 70 to 80mph caused their video screen to collapse and the band to flee.
In response to The Flaming Lips' drama, Gigwise has taken a look at some of the most disastrous live shows ever.
Our round-up includes the likes of Pink Floyd, My Chemical Romance, Lady Gaga and The Stone Roses – check them and the rest out in the gallery below and leave your thoughts in the comment form.
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