Posted in music on June 16, 2012

Downsview Park post-collapse (via @Jip88)
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A stage at Toronto's Downsview Park has collapsed in advance of a scheduled Radiohead concert, killing one person and injuring at least three, one seriously.

Calls came in to emergency crews at about 4 p.m. ET and at least one ambulance was already on site. One person was declared dead at the scene, one was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital in serious condition and two others were treated for minor injuries and released.

The 7:30 p.m. concert is cancelled, and Radiohead's official Twitter feed advised fans not to make their way to the venue. [CBC]

If there's a bit of a bright side, the venue wasn't open yet and could have been much worse.

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Comments (26)

Whoa. Isn't today the 15th anniversary of OK Computer too? Fuck, sad.

Besides the human toll, at that point in the day, would their gear have been on stage too?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2012 7:06 PM

sad, gl with resuming the tour

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2012 7:28 PM

All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2012 7:53 PM

This is happening way to frequently! We need better checks on stage set ups. Also ok computers 15 th in the us will be July 1st

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2012 9:25 PM

That promoter didn't make any money for the day. Its all gone now with a lawsuit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2012 10:10 PM

Did Radiohead's light setup get totally fucked?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 12:43 AM

Canadians need to learn how to build a fuckin stage, this isn't the first time this has happened

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 1:46 AM

this comment thread has reached a new low, even by b.v. standards

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 10:51 AM

blame belongs to bv for letting commenters such as: 8:04P, 9:23P, 9:46P, 9:56P, 11:51P, 11:53P and 7:46A post here.

they are wastes of space on earth and oxygen users who deserve none.

in a few years they'll be wandering the streets, disheveled and dirty, muttering to themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 11:16 AM

Thank you @ 11:16

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 12:44 PM

"in a few years they'll be wandering the streets, disheveled and dirty, muttering to themselves."

...and still sound better than Thom Yorke.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 1:45 PM

^probably smell better too

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 2:24 PM

What does Jeremy Lin have to do with this tragedy? Am I missing something? I hate to critical but it seems insensitive unless there is some nuance that escapes me . . .

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 2:33 PM

Thom Yorke looks like Gregg Allman now. I didn't know Radiohead had so many crunchy jam-band fans. I predict a tour with Phish in the near future.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 2:47 PM

^yep. Phish, Radiohead, Guided By Voices triple bill

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 2:54 PM

How do I get a refund?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 3:44 PM

I am very impressed at the lack of cynical and nonsense comments. The commenters should pat themselves on the back. This is a true tragedy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 3:48 PM

I was there. This sounded like an avalanche. Scary shit. Of montreal, portugal the man, and flaming lips were a legit cancellation-consolation prize. Rip drum tech. The dueling bald guys will never sound the same

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 4:06 PM

11:16 I don't see any of the post you mentioned? Did bv remove them? Rip

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 10:17 PM

^BV fears L1nsanity.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 11:06 PM

L.INSANITY LIVES!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 11:18 PM

this is no reason to cancel a concert. did th who cancel in cincinnati? did the stones cancel at altamont?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2012 11:23 PM

Seriously these cynical comments. This is a tragedy. What if they were people you knew? to all you making cynical comment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:07 AM

^ Continuing to point out "cynical comments" that have already been removed is not about anything other than your own ego and need for attention. Go get a cat or something.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:23 AM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by jocuri | September 4, 2012 5:05 PM

what's with the blue garbage can.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 10:57 AM

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