Posted in music on June 25, 2012

Governors Ball Saturday (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Governors Ball

Gothamist reports:

"There are conflicting reports about a partial stage collapse on Randall's Island this afternoon, injuring those who were disassembling it following this weekend's Governors Ball rock festival. EMT Jason Rabinowitz, the director of field operations and special events for First Response Ambulance, confirmed that he is responding to a report of the collapse. "They were taking down the stage, and were about halfway up when the bottom half gave way they fell about 6 to 8 feet," Rabinowitz tells us. "It was four people total. Two of them refused medical treatment, one of them is saying they have back pain and the other has a possible fracture in their arm."

An FDNY spokesman didn't have any information on the collapse, and a spokesman for Governors Ball denies there has been a stage collapse, "or anything close to it." We'll update with more information as it becomes available."

Luckily, if true, it doesn't sound too bad. A Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto recently killed a man, injured three others, caused the cancellation of the show, destroyed equipment, and caused a Radiohead tour postponement.

UPDATE from the Governors Ball publicist: "To call it a stage collapse is extreme. At approximately 4 pm, while disassembling the stage, 8 stage hands were carrying a truss by hand, to be loaded off the deck, when a portion of the deck shifted, causing one stagehand to fall. He broke his fall with his wrist and has been transported to the hospital for xrays. As a precautionary measure a second stagehand, complaining of lower back pain was also transported for examination."

Our Governors Ball photos from Saturday are HERE. Sunday is on the way.

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Comments (19)

Sen. Schumer is rushing to the scene to call hearings in congress.

Posted by Anon | June 25, 2012 5:56 PM

I heard from a source that Bain Capital is responsible for all of the recent stage collapses.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:04 PM

If only it collapsed when Kid Cudi was playing then it might have been worthwhile.

Posted by J BONE | June 25, 2012 6:08 PM

anonymous racism on the internet! damn you guys are edgy as fuck

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:15 PM

Modest Mouse & Explosions in the Sky were the best. Beck put me to sleep....same with Fiona Apple. Built to Spill rocked!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:26 PM

This is a totally false report. There was no stage collapse. What awful journalism!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:36 PM

6:06/6:13/6:22 (all the same sad, lonely loser) - People potentially injured at a stage collapse and the only thing you're capable of is racist hatespeak. Yeah...you're right...I wish they had hired a white man to do this right as the stage collapsed. That white man being you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:39 PM

radiohead did it before it was cool

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 7:27 PM

i dont get all this Beck being boring shizzzz. Modest Mouse was Modest Meh, and Beck killed it! Fiona Apple and Explosions in the Sky were fantastic, too.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 8:14 PM

Beck was awesome. Sea Change is his best album. I loved how excited he was to have the drummer that recorded it out touring with him. What a treat.

Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2012 9:26 PM

Heh. White people.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 9:51 PM

Stage hands are some of the hardest working people. Bless them all for literally constructing the concerts that you all enjoy and allow you the freedom to BITCH about as well. I would know, I am proud to be one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:02 AM

Stage hands allow me the fredom to bitch about concerts on the internet? That's some spurious logic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:54 AM

12:54 Don't be a smart ass. You get the point, dude. Respect their hard work, you idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:40 AM

aside from some bro standing in front of me with a chin-strap beard, cargo shorts, and a Deadmau shirt for Phantogram...the two days were great.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:13 AM

Oh, I like 10:40 the internet tough guy, laying down the law. Come on law man, what else you got?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:25 AM

10:40 is hilarious. They're stage hands not the Marines.

But thank god for stage hands, their virtue is the thin line between this society and a fascist state.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:47 AM

best music for the fans. great site and post.

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