Posted in music on March 22, 2011

OMD @ Terminal 5 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)

A camera boom fell on the crowd at Stubb's during an OMD show at SXSW Friday Night, March 18th. The incident would probably rank in the top 5 things people were talking about on the street (and on Twitter) in Austin last week. OMD have released an official statement which you can read, along with videos of people getting carried out on stretchers and stuff, below...



OMD release a statement on Incident at OMD Concert at Stubbs at SXSW, Friday Night March 18 during SXSW.

During their tour across the US, OMD played 3 shows in Austin during SXSW. In an unfortunate incident, four people were injured, after a camera boom fell into the crowd at OMD's South by Southwest concert at Stubbs on Friday night, March 18. An Austin-Travis County EMS spokesperson told KXAN that four injuries were minor. Those injured were taken by ambulance to University Medical Center Brackenridge, the station reported. "I think we need some help up here," OMD lead singer Andy McCluskey said before taking the stage.

Various media have misconstrued comments made from the band on the incident. A statement has been prepared by Andy McCluskey:

"Once we realised what had actually happened, and that there were people who needed medical treatment it was obvious that we could not start playing. I guess that if there was any 'luck' involved.. it was the fact that the camera crane fell before we actually started.. it would have been much more confusing and slower to resolve if we were into the set. I expected the concert to be cancelled. We just waited to see if the injured were going to be OK.. (I hear that they are OK). Once the police said it was fine to play we decided that we should at least do something for those who had paid money and waited until 1.30AM.. Even though the 2AM curfew would not be pushed back! It felt rather weird at the beginning, but slowly the band and audience started to re-connect.. it was actually a great 7 song set! And an even greater relief that no-one is permanently hurt!

It was very unfortunate that this accident had to occur during SXSW right as we walked out on stage. We are thankful that no one was hurt too badly and we hope for all that were injured to make a swift and full recovery. We plan to get in touch directly with the injured people.

Please note that we have been misquoted in some of the media, slandering Stubbs, which is not the case. We unfortunately had our set cut at another venue in a very unprofessional manner earlier in the week and that information was misconstrued with our statement about the accident at Stubbs."
OMD - (Forever) Live and Die - SXSW



Comments (25)


Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:40 AM

one rumor going around austin was that one of the injured actually died in the hospital - can anyone confirm or deny?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:45 AM

Ugh, what a tragedy. The camera boom incident was pretty sad too.

Posted by Anon | March 22, 2011 12:02 PM

Very (Enola) gay.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:09 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

Posted by Elkema | March 22, 2011 12:10 PM

i hate all this sxsw coverage
who cares unless you are there?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:20 PM

Is this band Bruise Cruise approved?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:25 PM

Hahaha! 12:09

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:30 PM

@12:20 Why bother reading then, much less commenting?? Unless you have something constructive or witty to say about the coverage, you just look like a loser that has nothing better to do and comments negatively on everything like a fucking little shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:34 PM

12:20 do you apply that philosophy to all news?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:56 PM


I love you

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 12:59 PM

I hate all this Libya news. What does it matter if I am not there?

Going back to Call of Duty now

Posted by Bob_Roberts | March 22, 2011 1:04 PM

Wishing you all were here.... in Japan.... on 311 day.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 1:07 PM

Its a good thing hummus was not involved, because it can do serious damage to the intestinal tract.

Posted by vampyr | March 22, 2011 1:16 PM

If you are going to see OMD in 2011, no check that -- if you have EVAR gone to see OMD you deserve to have a lighting boom go boom on your head.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 1:17 PM

I hate all of this SXSW news.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 1:28 PM

All of you hating on the SXSW news are just jealous. Besides, you don't get mad about the coverage of other shows that you didn't attend. So all of the "only people who went to sxsw care about sxsw" talk is dumb

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 2:41 PM

2:41 is right, but can we stop saying "hating on" at this point? - it really sounds retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 2:44 PM

speaking of the bruise cruise, did u all check out kickball katy;s HUGE tits on that thing? what a hot little slut.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 2:46 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 3:00 PM

^ Nobody believes your douche spam. How bout a life? 10 cents. Quite a deal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 3:03 PM

fuck you spam

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 6:33 PM

so what are the other four things people are talking about again?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 7:25 PM

It's "gib" like "Gibraltar," not "jib."

Posted by Freepster | March 23, 2011 1:12 PM

No its not douche...Its a Jimmy Jib, go to know what your talking about before you start talking

Posted by Gato | July 9, 2011 9:40 AM

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