Courtesy of Tom Woodward via Wikimedia Commons
July 5, 1995: The Grateful Dead played the Riverport Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, and many of the band's fans were camping at the Pinewood Lodge near Wentzville. A thunderstorm sent the Deadheads scrambling for cover on a deck, which collapsed under their weight. More than seventy people were injured. Listen to that night's concert here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.