Seriously disturbing footage ahead, you are warned.
I have to agree with the incredibly loud girl, HOLY SHIT!
Wow, 12 step meetings at Coachella, who knew? SOBERCHELLA.COM
I'm a reasonable man, get off my case....
Jesus christ, thats the worst footage Ive seen from a stage collapsing. Thats incredibly sad, 4 dead, 200+ injured....dr on the scene saying 3 yr old girl with severe arm damage... just thinking about it makes me cringe.
The Knife: 4/9 @ Fox Theater
Coachella: 4/11-13 @ Empire Polo Fields
Well this will always be in the back of my head when I'm close to the stage at a show.
St. Vincent @ The Fox 03/22/14
Kraftwerk @ The Fox 03/23/14
Trentemoller @ Mezzanine 04/06/14
The Knife @ The Fox 04/15/14
Factory Floor @ The Independent 04/16/14
The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's 04/17/14
Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's 04/26/15
Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch 05/02-04/14
The Decemberist @ Crystal Ballroom 05/30/14
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14
I'd rather to have been injured at a comfort inn in woodland hills than waiting to see surgarland.
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damn that's a vicious thunderstorm.
Remember gang, take your toddlers and pregnant wife/girlfriend to the front of the stage. Always.
Sucks this kind of thing happens. Wonder how long before more structural reinforcements are made mandatory.
I was in charge of a large event up at the clubhouse at the end of the polo fields a few years ago, when a gust of wind quite literally lifted off the sidewalls, tiny little Xmas lights and all, during a fundraising formal dinner for almost 500 people out on the terrace. That was pandemonium! I cannot even begin to imagine all that metal scaffolding, framework, and the weight of the lighting equipment coming down. So very sad...I would think that the stage probably was put together fine and strong enough to withstand a good storm...You could almost hear that bad ass gust of wind coming.
IT'S MUSIC I DON'T LIKE
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I'M SO WICKED BAD
That was really fucking terrifying to watch. Fuck.
Wow, look at that sky. Seems apocalyptic.
That IS seriously disturbing. There were so many people caught under that thing.
The winds can get pretty crazy in the desert. I've been on the polo fields in some crazy wind storms. I'm assuming all of this has been thought through by Golden Voice, especially now that so many collapses have happened just this summer.
Janet Jackson is gonna perform at that fair on Wednesday *fun fact*, unless they call off the thing now.
Oh my, that looks horrible! I'm scared of stages now.
Last edited by HunterGather; 08-14-2011 at 06:15 PM.
Originally Posted by stinkbutt
I'm no engineering expert, but I think the Coachella main stage is significantly more rigid than the stage used at this show. Coachella uses one piece poles to support the roof and if a really strong gust were to catch the roof it would move in unison. The only place where you could have a weak point is at the base. The stage design from that fair works for small stages, like the outdoor theatre, but when it's that big is gets weaker. You can actually see the support structures for that stage sway in different directions before finally buckling. Less pieces for the Coachella stage means better rigidity.
What about the tents?
That's what I thought.
Seems to be hellish weather conditions-60 mph winds, thunder and lightning. If those conditions hit any outdoor festival it would cause major problems. I understand that the organizers were evacuating the grandstand at the time, though they should have been clearing the whole place but they may have not had the time.
Thunder storms are some scary shit at festivals. I know Sonisphere got hit by one a couple of years back.
To illustrate the freakish nature of what happened at Indiana, apparently the fair officials were warned of a storm with 40mph winds at 8pm but the storm picked up. A tent, a ferris wheel and trailer near the grandstand all escaped unscathed.