4 concerts you’ll be glad you did not attend
The Rolling Stones, Altamont
This concert was a wrap up to their very successful US tour. Instead, it turned out to be nothing short of a disaster. They hired members of the Hells Angels to ensure security, which turned out to be a bad idea. Crowd fights ended up in injuries and, sadly, one person was killed, apparently following a feud with a member of the motorcycle club.
Pukkelpop Music Festival, Belgium
Belgium is known for its rainy climate. Couple that with heavy storms and you get a recipe to disaster. Multiple stages collapsed under the storms.
The result, four people died and the concert was cancelled. Belgian meteorologists affirmed that such a storm was unprecedented. Too bad for the Foo Fighters and Offspring fans who came in numbers.
Pearl Jam, Roskilde, Denmark
Nine people lost their lives during this concert. It all happened when fans rushed the stage. The band dealt with it the right way though. The stopped the show right away and stayed in contact with the families even after the concert. They even wrote a song, Love Boat Captain, for these people.
Undoubtedly, the most tragic concerts of our era. That night, Damageplan and ex-Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, along with three other people, were shot multiple times by a deranged fan. The cause, the fan blamed the guitarist for leaving Pantera, and therefore causing the band to break-up.
This event made the headlines and inspired multiple tributes by bands such as Machine Head and Black Label Society.