Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, had an eventful Saturday afternoon when they were trapped in an elevator for nearly two hours at the Hilton Hotel in Houston, Texas. The band was heading to their rooms after sound check for a private gig in the Houston area when the elevator jammed. They tried to make the best of everyone’s worst nightmare and documented the experience on their social media here.
The band tweeted out, “Stuck in the elevator for quite a while now @HiltonHotels in North Houston… At least we’re still smiling.. For now.” The Hilton Hotels official Twitter account responded, “Good to see spirits are high and everyone is staying positive and getting good wi-fi service so everyone can stay entertained. And we see you packed refreshments as well. Good job you all!! Now, if you can let us know WHERE you are we’d love to come let you out!”
An hour later the band announced, “We’re free! Although the plan was to lower us to the ground and get us out… All of a sudden it shot up to the 15th floor and the door opened… So we all bailed out- hugged- and hit the STAIRS.” Hilton Hotels responded, “Thank you for confirming you are now safe and sound, it seems you all have amazing reflexes, who said life on the road was ever dull and monotonous. We hope the rest of your stay is without hiccups! We believe the stairs should stay right where they are at least.”
About Sister Hazel:
Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You,” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Albums Chart entries. They have most recently co-produced a cleverly themed EP compilation series entitled “Elements,” that includes a bonus seventh track that continued throughout the series. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band was a pioneer in the themed cruise industry by co-founding “The Rock Boat” and annually hosts events like the “Hazelnut Hang,” and “Camp Hazelnut” that focuses on creating unique experiences and interacting with the fans. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media having amassed over a million social followers. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.