Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fan Dies At Smashing Pumpkins Concert


A man died while attending a Smashing Pumpkins show in Vancouver.

The 20-year-old was pulled unconscious from the mosh-pit at the city's PNE Forum after he was believed to have been crowd-surfing. It is believed that at some point the crowd dropped him and he was trampled. First aid staff attempted to resuscitate him by the stage before he was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. PNE's media relations officer Laura Balance said: "In fairness to family and friends of this individual, we just don't want to start speculating. It's just a really, really sad ending to what started out to be probably a very fun night for a young man." She added that crowd-surfing is allowed at the venue but is "discouraged" by security staff.

There was no comment from Smashing Pumpkins.

5 comments:

Tracee said...

Sad. Just goes to show that life is short and people should enjoy it every minute and every second.

donna said...

agreed tracee ...never take those you love for granted .. it only takes a second to say "i love you!"

Julie said...

smashing pumpkins has bad luck :x

tania said...

Poor kid!
I can't stand the mosh pit - I get too many bruises.

Guy said...

Mosh pits are retarded