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Megadeth cancels concert mid-show following stampede

Monday, August 22, 2016 7:31 AM PT / 7,902 views
After performing five songs, Megadeth cancelled a show on Saturday in Paraguay when hundreds of fans broke through security gates protecting the stage, leaving several attendees injured. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine said this via Twitter:
"Dear Paraguay, after all three barricades broke and hundreds of fans crushed three security guards, almost killing one female fan, we regretfully had to cancel the show. Please understand that your safety is just as important as ours and after all the security went in the pit someone ran onto the stage, a bottle was thrown, and we'll let you know as soon as we can reschedule and come back."
The show took place at the Sport Colombia stadium in Asuncion, but with vendors selling alcoholic beverages in glass bottles, the cancelled gig devolved into dozens of concert-goers hurling glass bottles in the direction of the stage (video below).
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20 comments


anonymous 8/22/2016 7:39:55 AM

I guess that's what happens when you play songs from after Rust In Peace in less tolerant markets? But for real, that actually looks crazy.


menstrualmath 8/22/2016 7:59:04 AM

LOL, south americans are fcking crazy!


anonymous 8/22/2016 8:01:25 AM

This is just a glimpse of the chaos that will ensue if you make fun of me or my fiends. - Brian Sankus


anonymous 8/22/2016 8:09:24 AM

The metal community at its finest


anonymous 8/22/2016 8:59:47 AM

Looks like every show I've ever played. If you can't play through glass bottles and people breaking stuff on stage, don't play at all.


anonymous 8/22/2016 9:00:06 AM

Yeah a 5 song set does blow...but that is still better than a 20 song Winger set. Now think about that for a moment. ;-)


anonymous 8/22/2016 9:33:26 AM

Looks like it was havok out there


anonymous 8/22/2016 11:52:12 AM

BUILD THE WALL


anonymous 8/22/2016 12:04:37 PM

it was Lars


anonymous 8/22/2016 1:33:53 PM

lol, the average megadeth fan is about on par with black lives matter as far as maturity and respect


rick____tocchet 8/22/2016 2:25:08 PM

Thats what you get for seeing Megadeath


anonymous 8/22/2016 6:48:10 PM

I probably would of threw bottles while they were playing, the band is more over rated than Slayer and Acacia Strain combined.


anonymous 8/22/2016 7:27:33 PM

Typical NAILS show.


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anonymous 8/23/2016 3:26:53 AM

Portugal is in Europe everyone. You know, right next door to Spain. Bye.


anonymous 8/23/2016 7:42:05 AM

this is exactly why I am voting for TRUMP


anonymous 8/23/2016 7:53:11 AM

But Paraguay is still in South America.


carveyournamein 8/23/2016 7:58:29 PM

Would of lol


anonymous 8/24/2016 7:54:59 AM

"this is exactly why I am voting for TRUMP" You're voting for Trump because some people on a different continent did something dumb at a metal show?


anonymous 8/24/2016 9:19:46 AM

10 points to the guy that hit the cymbal.



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