It was our final night.
The cast were up for one more performance.
It had been a wonderful week with packed houses every night.
Tonight the auditorium was packed.
The show had energy, pathos, the music catchy and our band top rate.
As the second act began the audience could sense the show energetically moving towards its climax.
The leading character was about to be killed which led to his love professing her love and loss.
A rumble back stage symbolised the main characters demise. But reality intervened when the guitarist tripped a cord, which knocked over the bass players amp, causing a massive fault, which led to a fire, which led to chaos.
Disaster surrounded us.
People screamed. There was a stampede for the doors.
In the melee people were hurt, some badly, the show ended abruptly.
We were left with nothing but a burnt out band, terrified actors and the memory of a great week badly singed.