1. Post #1
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    November 2007
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    TORONTO - A massive stage collapse before a Radiohead concert at Downsview Park in Toronto Saturday has killed one person and injured two others, Toronto paramedics said.

    No band members were believed to be on stage at the time of the collapse, but concert crew were working on stage when it fell shortly after 4 p.m.

    Radiohead cancelled their performance.

    "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Radiohead show at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled," the band said in a message on its website. "Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue.

    "The collapse occurred as thousands of fans were already lining up outside.

    Toronto police said they were not confirming the death and would offer an update in the near future.

    The collapse is the most recent in a string of incidents at Canadian concerts over the past several years.

    Last year at Ottawa's Bluesfest, the stage collapsed during a Cheap Trick performance, injuring three.

    In 2009, the main stage collapsed at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. One person was killed and 15 were injured.
    Source: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...#ixzz1xzs6TNn8
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    Dennab
    May 2007
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    They're on track to a smashing performance
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  3. Post #3
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    Thats horrible. For some reason im still glad it wasnt a fan though.

    Like what happened in belgium last year.

  4. Post #4
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    Seriously, if that had happened a few hours later, it would have been a fuck of a lot worse!
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  5. Post #5
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    November 2007
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    my GFs sister was on a sub train to go to this concert when she heard it on the news
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    Fuck man, that's awful.

    I hope it doesn't happen again when I'm going te see them..
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    December 2011
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    I got to see them when they were in Maine. Nothing like this happened then, thankfully.
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    November 2007
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    oh man my friend is like suicidal over this

    she was looking forward to seeing this show for MONTHS and now it's cancelled
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  9. Post #9
    Dennab
    May 2007
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    oh man my friend is like suicidal over this

    she was looking forward to seeing this show for MONTHS and now it's cancelled
    Tell her to just go stand under the stage next time they come to town then
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  10. Post #10
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    This is painful..

    I'm just wondering how the band would feel, as their being together inevitably caused someone's death. Not that I'd think like that but still.
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?

    (User was banned for this post ("Trolling or just dumb. Why would you post this?" - Dragon))
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  12. Post #12
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    why do you hate music?
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    oh man my friend is like suicidal over this

    she was looking forward to seeing this show for MONTHS and now it's cancelled
    Well human life is greater than a concert.
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    yes
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    August 2010
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    Most likely, the rest of us actually has common sense.
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    Get lost, mate.
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    September 2005
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    Shit, I just saw them in Camden on Wednesday. I hope they don't have to get rid of the setup they were using, it's fucking awesome.



    The hanging panel screens look like a hazard if they aren't rigged properly, but it sound like the whole damn thing collapsed.
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  18. Post #18
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    March 2009
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    I don't like this band so I wish they were dead
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    This is painful..

    I'm just wondering how the band would feel, as their being together inevitably caused someone's death. Not that I'd think like that but still.
    I bet that the tech company feels a lot worse than the band. Their reputation is totally destroyed and they caused a death, since the death is most likely a human error on their part.
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    Are you a fan of Oasis by any chance?
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    October 2007
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    This is horrible, I fucking love Radiohead.
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    Their performance brought down the house.
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    SHITSHITSHIT MY FRIEND WENT TO THIS
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    Are you a fan of Oasis by any chance?
    why am i not surprised someone asked this.
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    SHITSHITSHIT MY FRIEND WENT TO THIS
    well if you read there weren't any fans inside the area at the time, only lined up outside

  26. Post #26
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    July 2011
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    Fake plastic support beams.

    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    Why couldn't it have been you?
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    White Fusion will love him forever and ever~
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    Are you a fan of Oasis by any chance?
    Maybe, I don't really want to know.
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    i don't like their music so their entire life they've spent years working on and enjoying should end along with all of the things they looked forward to

    very funny & original 10/10 well thought-out and edgy
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  29. Post #29
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    (That was the stage)

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    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
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    am i the only one thats wishing they were on stage during the collapse?
    am i the only one wishing you were there too?
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    There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.
    Lambda 217's Avatar
    March 2008
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    Muse have gone too far this time.

    But seriously though, this is quite horrible. And you'd think Thom Yorke would be depressed enough without having one of his fans crushed to death.
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  32. Post #32
    My dick's so long, if I laid it on my keyboard, it'd reach from A to Z.
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    March 2012
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    Breaking News: Radiohead's One Remaining Fan Killed In Tragic Stage Collapse
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    Breaking News: Radiohead's One Remaining Fan Killed In Tragic Stage Collapse
    no i'm fine
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  34. Post #34
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    July 2011
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    reminds me of that Pearl Jam concert in denmark were 9 people got crushed to death by the audience
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    February 2008
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    At least it wasnt as bad as the one in Indiana a year or two back that killed like 6-7 people in the crowd.

  36. Post #36
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    July 2007
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    I really have a passionate hatred for radiohead, and I have since the 90's but Jesus, making wisecracks over someone dying at a music concert is pretty damn low, they went in there hoping to have a good time, not to lose their life.
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    My dick's so long, if I laid it on my keyboard, it'd reach from A to Z.
    NuclearJesus's Avatar
    March 2012
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    no i'm fine
    Oh, thank god. I was worried.
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    You had me at meat tornado.
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    June 2008
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    Are you a fan of Oasis by any chance?
    I really love Radiohead but I don't think Oasis is any bad.
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  39. Post #39
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    December 2009
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    Turns out the victim who died was Radiohead's drum technician, Scott Johnson.

    R.I.P. Scott.

    This will probably mean the end to the band's epic light shows and the last leg of their world tour.
    Most of their equipment and instruments were also on stage, probably now destroyed.
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    September 2010
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    Update: The stage collapse was due in part to a calculation error when the band insisted to the stage crew that 2+2=5
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