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Sinisa Cekic
post Oct 30 2011, 12:03 AM
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Indian fans are demolished hall, several were injured, and the organizers were arrested.
Metallica was first supposed to perform in India, in Guragon, but the concert was canceled just a few minutes before the start due to the inability of organizers to guarantee the security of some set of ramps. When the speaker loud voice heard notice of daylight concert, 25,000 fans, some of which are moved hundreds of miles to hear their idols, made ​​a general mess. Hall was demolished, burned the flags with the logo of the band, and smashed instruments that have already been set for James Hatfield and crew.Several fans were injured and hospitalized, and the organizers were arrested for fraud, and selling more tickets than what the space can accommodate. ( MONDO)



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Ivan Milenkovic
post Oct 30 2011, 12:29 AM
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Yeah, this is organizer fault, it's too bad to see that the fans were injured. Big concerts require quite an organizational effort and security, since it's important to keep the mass under control. One small spark, and it can all turn into rampage.


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post Oct 30 2011, 01:19 AM
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It's sad that this can happen to a band of the status of Metallica. I think that they took the correct decision.


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post Oct 30 2011, 10:15 AM
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Oh man, that's such a shame. Although I don't agree with rioting and wrecking things, I feel really sorry for the fans.. well, I feel sorry for most of the people involved.

I wonder if this is the first time Metallica have played (well, almost played) India and the particular organisers have never dealt with such a big band ? It was a trial by fire for the organisers/venue and unfortunately they couldn't quite handle the requirements involved. This is just a guess.

As we all saw on Maiden's flight 666 documentary, even they were worried about the quality and safety of the stage that they were playing on in Mumbai.. but it went ahead and all was ok.

Generally, India's not a rich country (please correct me if I'm wrong, I don't want to generalise in ignorance) so it must be difficult for Indian events organisers to secure these big concert deals.


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post Oct 30 2011, 11:32 AM
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I don't think India is that poor (anymore) from what I have heard. Given the fact that the concert should have been somewhat connected to the Formula 1 GP that is just taking place in India I really don't think money is an issue in India when it comes to such big shows. And let's face it (correct me if I am wrong guys), many south american countries aren't richer than India and they manage to handle big shows. So I blame the organizers. I also heard the concert should be postponed to today...if this is the case I wonder why they didn't tell the fans in the first place? Could have calmed them down in the first place.

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post Oct 30 2011, 11:53 AM
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Bryan Adams came to Nepal few months ago. It was the first BIG concert here in kathmandu and it was very very successful. The organizers are to be blamed.

Its not about poor country. Its about organizing capability. We are a really poor country too. smile.gif


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post Oct 30 2011, 12:34 PM
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Yeah, I think you guys are right.. I've been reading more about it and it looks like the organisers were just very dodgy. smile.gif


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