Posted in dance | music on November 1, 2012

Haunted Coliseum (via @thizz31)
Haunted Coliseum

As if they didn't take a big enough hit when they found out they lost the Islanders, The Haunted Coliseum, a rave party that went down at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday (10/27) with Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia, DJ Alesso and Otto Knows was cut short due to some pre-Sandy (and unrelated to Sandy) "chaos" caused by drunk teens (between 14 and 18) apparently needing medical assistance less than an hour into the show. Nassau County police Inspector Kenneth Lack said, "We started getting calls for multiple aided cases for highly intoxicated individuals whether it be on alcohol or controlled substances. As soon as it reached a level where it became apparent that something was going desperately wrong, we made the decision to close it down for the good of public safety."

The situation was made worse when when a helicopter pilot decided to land his bird in a grassy area near the coliseum where there were reportedly about 20 people. The 44-year-old pilot was arrested and his helicopter impounded. Needless to say, many of the attendees are unhappy their party was shut down and have been venting their rage on Haunted Coliseum'sFacebook page.

Thriller

Meanwhile, three people died in Madrid last night (10/31) at a massive Halloween party headlined by Steve Aoki where 20,000 revelers crowded into the Madrid Arena which is meant hold half that. El Pais reports that trouble started when a disturbance in the crowd started a stampede towards the exits and the deaths were caused by  "trauma by crushing, possibly having suffered a fall and being trampled." Police are still investigating.

Steve Aoki, who cancelled his show in Bilbao tonight, has issued a statement. You can read it below...

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STEVE AOKI's MADRID STATEMENT

After my performance last night at Thriller Music Park at the Madrid Arena in Spain, I was devastated to hear that three people had died during a crowd rush at one of the exits. The safety of my fans has always been my top priority and had I known that there was any distress putting people in jeopardy within the venue I would have ended my show immediately. My show in Bilbao Spain tonight will be cancelled out of respect for those who lost their lives and those who are injured. I would like to express my deepest condolences and heart felt prayers to the families and loved ones during this difficult time.
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Comments (18)

THE HEIR TO BENIHANA, EVERYBODY!

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 3:41 PM

Just another day in Long Island.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 3:44 PM

What parent would let their teens go to this shit? Be a fucking parent. Don't allow this stupidity to exist.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 3:46 PM

Thoughts and prayers go out to the people who died at this event...but you're telling me that, in this day and age, this clown can draw 20,000 people?!?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 3:48 PM

If you're an entertainer you may have some responsibility to be aware when a promoter (your promoter) is booking at double the safe capacity of the venue. You can't shove your head in the ground take some fucking responsibility you pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 3:53 PM

3:41- you are dead on.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 4:42 PM

Steve- dip into your trust fund and give some cash to the victims.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 4:44 PM

"..the deaths were caused by, "trauma by crushing, possibly having suffered a fall and being trampled."

Really? I thought trampling was the result of dying on a trampoline.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 5:41 PM

He didnt cancel out of respect, he broke his neck trying to crowd surf off of a trampoline.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 7:45 PM

Do you believe Aoki had any idea what the capacity of the arena was? Or how oversold it was? You're giving too much credit - they don't know. Most artists don't have a clue who the local promoter is in Madrid.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 9:26 PM

9:26 - Not true. Most "superstar DJs" consistently work with the same network of promoters in major metropolitan cities. I'm not suggesting that he knew (or cared) about exact headcounts but the dude didn't just walk in clueless without knowing who he was working with.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 9:41 PM

20,000 people went to this? Were tickets free?

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 9:53 PM

everyone posting on the facebook page are long island highschoolers.

check out the dork on the right.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/317912_10150977753814725_1647329742_n.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 10:21 PM

10:21 That picture is CLASSIC.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 10:32 PM

i like chaos and anarchy. vote romney.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 11:39 PM

These are not "raves"... The only way you can classify something as a "rave" is if there is an overwhelming smell of angel dust in the air.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 4:33 AM

Can we get a This Machine Kills reunion Steve? = great record!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2012 8:56 AM

awful what happened

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 8, 2013 12:49 PM

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