A wicked wind storm that knocked out power to as many as 15,000 customers in northern B.C. couldn't stop Blue Rodeo's concert for fans in Dawson Creek.

The Canadian country-rock band was into the second song of their set on Tuesday night when the power went out at the Encana Events Centre.

A backup generator kicked in about 30 seconds later, allowing Blue Rodeo to play an acoustic set over the venue's public address system for almost two more hours.

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At one point, singer and guitarist Jim Cuddy joked that the openers, his son's group The Devin Cuddy Band, used up all the power before the headliners could play, the Dawson Creek Daily News reported.

The band also asked anyone sitting far away to come close to the stage, the better to enjoy a more intimate performance than the audience likely expected.

Social media lit up with appreciation when Blue Rodeo played on.

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