Jul 29, 2012

Metallica stage technicians set on fire

Two members of Metallica's road crew have suffered burns last night (Saturday, July 28) during the opening show of the band's eight-concert run at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City.

According to El Universal, while performing "Enter Sandman" towards the end of Metallica's set, one of the flare launchers that was placed on stage failed. Two men came on stage to check what was happening, and a huge flame suddenly appeared, engulfing them. As you can see in the video below, the scenario looks rather chaotic, not at all like an organized series of pyrotechnics.

While James yelled "Stop, stop!", Lars continued to perform complex paradiddles on the snare oblivious to the fact that he's about to get sued by his staffers.

With fire extinguishers, other Metallica technicians came on the stage to help their two colleagues, who were then taken out on stretchers.

After several minutes, the band continued the performance.

(Read the article on Blabbermouth)


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