Disastrous stage collapse kills 3 at Belgium festival

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  1. Valleyboy

    Valleyboy Grumpy Old Man..

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    4th stage to collapse in about a month.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/a...age-collapse-kills-3-at-belgium-festival?bn=1


    Yet another summer festival met with a disastrous stage collapse on Thursday in Belgium, killing at least three people and very nearly ending the career of youthful Chicago band the Smith Westerns.

    Be it an unfortunate chain of coincidence or the scary new reality of mounting festivals in the age of global warming, the Pukkelpop festival disaster marks the fourth time this summer a major concert event has been marred by a stage collapse.

    The main stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest came down in high winds during a performance by Cheap Trick on July 27, injuring several concertgoers. The Flaming Lips’ lighting rig came crashing down during an outdoor gig in Tulsa on July 7. And just this past Sunday, five people were killed and more than 40 injured when a stage at the Indiana State Fair fell apart just before country act Sugarland was set to play.
     
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  3. deelytful1

    deelytful1 *~a mere mortal~*

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    geez! We just go to these venues to have a good time and we trust we'll be safe!! Scary...
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Smith Westerns official site.

     
  5. miimaa

    miimaa New Member

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    ? ............ what??
     

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