Me­gadeth stam­pede ends show early

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Amer­i­can thrash metal band Me­gadeth can­celled a show in Paraguay on Au­gust 20 after swarms of fans crashed through the security gates pro­tect­ing the stage, in a stam­pede that left sev­eral in­jured.

It had al­ready been a rowdy con­cert at the Sport Colom­bia sta­dium in Asun­cion, where ven­dors were sell­ing al­co­holic bev­er­ages in glass bot­tles – which some fans hurled onto the stage, ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses.

It came to an abrupt end when hun­dreds of fans broke through the security bar­ri­cade, crush­ing sev­eral peo­ple and leav­ing them in­jured, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Me­gadeth front­man Dave Mus­taine an­nounced on Twit­ter that the band had called off the show.

“Dear Paraguay, after all three bar­ri­cades broke and hun­dreds of fans crushed three security guards, al­most killing one fe­male fan, we re­gret­fully had to can­cel the show,” he wrote.

He also posted a pic­ture of what he de­scribed as the in­ad­e­quate security bar­rier.

“Bar­ri­cade held by a string at Asun­cion. Two crew hit by bro­ken glass thrown by per­sons in au­di­ence. Dis­ap­pointed.”

He promised the band would return to Paraguay some­day and use a dif­fer­ent venue, security and pro­moter. – AFP

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