Sunday, March 20, 2011

Freak Camera Accident Injures Four at OMD's SXSW Concert

There was a surprise in store for fans rocking out to OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)'s SXSW concert…and we're not talking about Moby's impromptu collabo.
As the electro-pop band jammed on stage Friday evening, a camera boom weighing about 350 pounds fell into the audience, injuring several fans, according to Spinner.
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"One man walked out with a large gash across his head, followed by another man escorted by police," Scott Shumaker, a record label rep at the event, told Billboard. "It appeared that at least six or seven people needed medical attention, and at least two people were carried out on stretchers."
Only four of those affected by the incident sought medical treatment, however. According to NME, an Austin-Travis County emergency medical services spokesperson said those four were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and were treated for minor injuries.
The band went on to dedicate their performance to the injured fans when they were able to resume their shortened set shortly after the incident occured.

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