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15 dead from stampede at Love Parade

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by The Truth, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. The Truth

    The Truth TRIBE Member

    A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans has crushed 15 people to death at Germany's famed Love Parade festival.

    Thousands of other revelers kept partying at the event in Duisberg, near Dusseldorf, unaware of the deadly stampede that started when police reportedly tried to block thousands of people from entering.

    The unconfirmed reports say the police closed off the area where the parade was being held because it was already over-crowded.

    The party continued after the accident, with many of the other participants unaware of the stampede, news station n-tv reported. The Love Parade was once an institution in Berlin, but has been held in the industrial Ruhr region of western Germany since 2007.

    The original Berlin Love Parade grew from a 1989 peace demonstration into a huge outdoor celebration of club culture that drew about 1.5 million people at its peak in 1999. But it suffered from financial problems and tensions with city officials in later years, and eventually moved.

    At least 15 dead in German techno parade stampede - Yahoo! News UK
  2. saskboy

    saskboy TRIBE Member

    I live next to the Exhibition and if I'm in town, I check out Caribana. Been to more parades than the average bear. I try to look at it from the viewpoint of a promoter.

    This is my worst fear for the parade here.

    I see it as a very likely possibility as I've been in some really tight situations over the years.

    They've put up lots of fences and as a result created so many bottlenecks around the parade area.

    Two years ago, it was early in the parade and I was on Lakeshore in front of the Legion. You can see down Lakeshore to the west from there. There was loud bang and a few people thought it was a gun. You could see the crowd start to go ping, ping, ping. I could see people start to run only because they saw others start running. I was half a click away and I still had to check myself.

    It died out because there is a lot of room for the crowd on this part of the route. But this isn't the case around Ontario Place.

    I talked to a friend who's a cop and says that the insurance companies want all the fences.
  3. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    love killed them.

    they are in german techno love heaven now.

  4. Dialog

    Dialog TRIBE Member

    Dammit if we all hadn't depleted the PLUR stocks around 2001 then this wouldn't have happened!
  5. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    this sucks. I've been to a party around 99 where something like this happened.

    2000 people being held outside the venue until around 2am, by that time people were crushing each other trying to storm the main doors. It was a definitely a little more scary than the typical overcrowding and pushing once your inside.

    People just fucking start loosing their shit when your in a very densely packed area for 2+ hours, waiting for something to happen.
  6. DJ Vuvu Zela

    DJ Vuvu Zela TRIBE Member

    why didn't the Techno Viking save them??
  7. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

  8. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    18 now.
  9. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

  10. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

  11. Snuffy

    Snuffy TRIBE Member

    Very sad.

    The only time I've felt threatened in a crowd was after the Pride Parade in front of Woodys. It was getting too packed and I could't move forward anymore. Then I realized I could move back or sideways either and I started to feel shoving. Not a good situation.
  12. The Truth

    The Truth TRIBE Member

  13. stargurl*

    stargurl* TRIBE Member

  14. ScottBentley

    ScottBentley TRIBE Member

  15. Ho||yw0oD

    Ho||yw0oD TRIBE Member

    I heard on the news this morning that there will no longer be Love Parades.

    You know what is also a great time? Street Parade. Don't know if they still do em, but I went to one in Switzerland in 2000.
  16. junglisthead

    junglisthead TRIBE Member

    all caused by the fact the cops felt it was too many people and tried pushing them back ! pathetic
  17. depraved

    depraved TRIBE Member

    die maschine is bored of love
  18. Snuffy

    Snuffy TRIBE Member

    Looks like CBC crashed the barbecue to interview Tribers about this. CBC just aired the clip a moment ago.
  19. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

  20. Big Cheese

    Big Cheese TRIBE Member

  21. veteze

    veteze TRIBE Promoter

    wow. the hunted down the annual techno BBQ. ;)
  22. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    thanks ;)
  23. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Glad to see our tribe crew looking and sounding educated and coherent ;)
  24. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

  25. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    Jack is in the clip!

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