You all found yourself at Carroway Park in Kelowna, a large park right on the lake on the very edge of town. A little out of the way to get there, but completely worth it for the large shady trees, sandy beaches along the lake and the removed distance that drowns out the traffic in the distance. Just grassy fields, glimmering waters, the smell of barbacues and myriad of mobile food trailers and the sounds of local bands playing on a large pop-up stage.
This weekend happens to be a festival which has brought out all kinds of locals and tourists with the promises of great music, food and atmosphere in the heart of the Okanagan. And a promise delivered as great they were. They day was practically idyllic until suddenly everyone began to feel a pressure quickly ramping, like the sky itself was becoming solid and crushing everything to the ground before the pressure finally released with an incredible concussive wave that tore the ground and viciously pushed back the waterline several hundred meters all along the shore.
You all black out at some during this process and chaos of people panicking at this happening of the unknown, people clutching their children and trying desperately to find somewhere safe, some escape from whatever this was. Despite any attempts you make though, darkness takes you.
Some time late you awaken. The sterile glare of hospital lighting greets you and you find yourself in, unsurprisingly, a hospital bed. What is surprising, at least mildly, is you are not in a hospital room. Not like one you'd previously seen, as this one seems isolated. No windows, a single windowless door with an intercom buzzer next to it. There are also four other individuals here with you, all stirring around the same time.
There is medical equipment lightly pinging away, including a nurse call button on each of your bed, and a saline drip, presumably keeping you hydrated while you've been unconscious. None of you have your personal effects, just the pale blue hospital gown you would expect to find yourself in.
And here, we, go.
What I am looking for is a two part intro post that covers the characters actions before and during the event (the event, once people started panicking, was about a minute before you all lost consciousness), and then waking in this unknown location with the others.