20 injured in platform collapse at all-ages Avicii concert

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We know from Stereosonic 2011 that when Avicii works his anthem Levels into a set, the crowd loses its in a big way. At the start of the DJ’s set in Stockholm’s Globe Arena last night (Friday 2 March), that excitement was cut short when a VIP platform collapsed, taking more than 30 people down with it. About 20 concertgoers aged between 15 and 17 had to be taken to hospital, with one injury reported as “very serious”. Amateur video footage shows the whole arena bouncing along to Levels, then confusion as security rushes to the unstable platform.

A second Avicii concert scheduled for the night had to be cancelled.

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JoshWarry

JoshWarry said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

So many of them are bouncing out of time, this frustrates me.

dazza_b

dazza_b said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

^ this song frustrates me

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

that's really horrible!

Gruso

Gruso said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

I like how the guy filming gets bored of the hole in the ground and resumes normal programming.

Walter_Juan

Walter_Juan said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

The dodgy vocal in that song frustrates me.

latin_deluxe

latin_deluxe said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

It frustrates me how I always get Avicii and Azari & III mixed up...

Heist9000

Heist9000 said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

I can see it now, the platform suddenly became sentient and went "Fuck this, i'm outta here"

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 4th Mar, 2012

serves them right for listening to that stupid fucking song

mr flauge

mr flauge said on the 4th Mar, 2012

i don't know whats sadder, the fact the whole arena is full of people going crazy for that stupid song, or the fact that someone is in a serious condition for listening to it.

Wowk

Wowk said on the 4th Mar, 2012

As sad as I am about this happening and hope everyone recovers, the fact that "Levels" was playing when it happened...you just can't make that shit up.

VanillaFace

VanillaFace said on the 4th Mar, 2012

I guess you could say he Levelled the crowd.


lol.

stoydgen

stoydgen said on the 4th Mar, 2012

Must've been running his mixer in the red.

Its Zyzz

Its Zyzz said on the 4th Mar, 2012

too many fat kids bouncing!