CNN PRODUCER NOTE Mark Codner took his family and 14-year-old niece to see the pop-rock band Panic at the Disco at the Tabernacle, a mid-size concert hall in Atlanta, on February 7. But the highly anticipated concert was cut short when the lead singer of the band told the crowd that the floor beneath them had cracked and concert-goers had to evacuate the building.
Codner says when he and his family arrived at the concert hall it was already filled with people, but they managed to get near the front of the stage. 'It was so tightly packed you could barely take a breath,' he said. 'During their second song there was a loud cracking sound. It sounded like a gun shot, but it felt like an elevator floor dropping below us where your stomach feels like it is in your throat.'
Codner was one of the last people to leave the venue during the evacuation, as he was leaving he could see the wooden floor near the front of the stage cracked and dipping down. After he and his family managed to get outside, Codner, a doctor, went around to see if people were alright. He says many people were shocked and some were crying.
'My niece was so disappointed, but she is glad that she is ok, and no one got trampled,' he added. He says there has been no mention of a refund, but Panic at the Disco is planning on coming back to Atlanta. Either way, he is going to take his niece to see them again if they come back in town.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer