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Violence Breaks Out At Slipknot Concert In Iowa

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Omaha's WOWT is reporting that authorities were called to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa Friday night (April 29) after violence broke out at a concert featuring the band SLIPKNOT. At least one person was arrested.

There were two levels of tickets for the performance: balcony and floor.

Authorities say that an estimated 200 people rushed security guarding the entrance to the floor. The crowd overpowered security and overcrowded the floor.

Council Bluffs Police, Pottawattamie County Sheriff's deputies and the Iowa State Patrol were all called in to restore order.

One person was stunned by a Taser, arrested and taken to the hospital.

Additional officers were called in early to maintain order.

Approximately 6,000 people were attending the concert.

You can watch a WOWT video report on the the violence at the SLIPKNOT concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa here.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. corruptsociety writes:

That's crazy!! A Taser?!?! Come on now!

# May 1, 2005 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. niback69 writes:

omg like wow on the taser

# May 1, 2005 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZerO writes:

thats what happens when u fill an arena with 6000 hicks...violence breaks up and some one gets their ass' tazered.

# May 1, 2005 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZerO writes:

***breaks out*** my fault.

# May 1, 2005 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BLACKDOG writes:

That's crazy.All they had to do was waite to get in and it would have been OK.

# May 1, 2005 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MeTal_RAge writes:

Death to the taser...

# May 1, 2005 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. druid writes:

hahahaha.......the taser!! comin atcha !!

# May 1, 2005 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DEADMETAL writes:

blackdog ..... they didnt have "floor" tickets is the likely reason they rushed the floor, not cuz of the wait ..... happens every time i go to an arena concert here in AZ

# May 1, 2005 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, arena shows suck that way.

A taser is one of the best weapons developed in the past 50 years, I think they do a great job.

# May 1, 2005 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DEADMETAL writes:

when i saw them a couple weeks ago we had to go downstairs to the locker room area and through a special door to get to the floor .... it sucked ...... had to go all the way back up and out just to get beer or soda

# May 2, 2005 @ 2:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. jack daniels writes:

slipknot = sh**

# May 2, 2005 @ 6:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

tasers are great except when u work an ER and find out some idiot used a taser on someone ( a thief, a family member, a friend etc....) and it's stop their heart...

This occurs less than 7% of the time.....but sure enough just under 1 out of 10 people get their heart reset half way and it just flutters uselessly....same thing CAN happen to a taser victim as the schiavo girl, but it is highly unlikely....

Could be worse than taking a bullet......gsw's (gun shot wounds) come in all the time at my hospital and it's almost always a leg, arm or flesh wound from a 9....rarely severe....bone fragements suck...

The taser is the best thing going right now but some cops get carried away with the "zap" butto. What cops need are billy clubs that stun like a cattle prod "WACK!" 1 hit and down....no more secondary and tertiary and more shocks just cus the cop get antsy.

Slipknot fans arent known for being a sedate lot, unless their that new kiddie variety thats come along since...uh...'duality' and 'vermillion'...

dude prolly had it coming.

# May 2, 2005 @ 8:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cRaZyKiD writes:

they didnt have to taser they could have just kicked the sh** out of him

# May 2, 2005 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dejackemo writes:

Cops get dumb at shows. I got tear gassed at an Ozzfest show. there wasnt even anyone doing anything besides moshpits. But then again, sometimes a couple idiots need to be taken down a notch. Taser'd, karate chops, Rodney King'd...every once in awhile some idiot needs to get his due for being a jackass.

# May 2, 2005 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. nebraska native writes:

fu*# you thinking that we're all hicks, slipknot came from iowa, what the fu@# do you think they are, obviously you do like them otherwise you wouldn't trip across this sight or story. so, take your judgmental opinion and go shove it up your ass!!! anyways the tickets were not clear, my ticket said genrel admission, that usually means that you can go about anywere, so i was just trying to get on the floor. i did not participate in the violence though, that was messed up.

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16. soakINsorrow writes:

f*** yeah! slipknot is the sh**! I would love to be a t a f***ing crazy a$$ show like that!!

# May 2, 2005 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. corey taylor writes:

rock

# May 2, 2005 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DEADMETAL writes:

i went to a hatebreed show here in AZ that was temporarily stopped due to crowd violence/riot/beating up security gaurds ..... it was the funniest thing ever to see police in the mosh pit ..... about half the crowd was kicked out or arrested ..... it was crazy ...... i saw 4 security gaurds get jumped on the floor at the show ....

# May 2, 2005 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Scott writes:

I went to a club here in PA, and there was a bouncer while this f***ing awesome metal band (Todesengel) was playing. When the show got f***ing heavy as sh**, the guard tried to break up the moshpit, he got pulled into it and got the sh** kicked out of him! it was sweet, but he did taser 3 kids.

# May 3, 2005 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. madjap writes:

what do you get when you pack 9 talentless musicians in a room, throw in some retarded masks and jumpsuits? could it be...SLIPKNOT?!?

# May 3, 2005 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. matt writes:

f*** mad jap

# May 4, 2005 @ 2:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RememberMetal? writes:

heh. no talent. right....if u can play better go for it friend.

Joey Jordison alone is 5 time more talented than the drummers in at least half the bands you love. try and prove me wrong. Who are your 10 favorite bands madjap?...i've been listening to metal for as long as i've been able to walk.likely since before you were born. And playing it for almost as long. your talentless remark is hilariously off base.
dumb f***.

# May 4, 2005 @ 3:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ozzyrulez writes:

damn, tear gas!!! thats a bit extreme!! hope they dont do that when im a Ozzfest!!!

# May 5, 2005 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ozzyrulez writes:

At******sorry, lol.

# May 5, 2005 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. jacko320 writes:

ohhhh crap

# May 7, 2005 @ 6:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. joe writes:

slipknot is the sh**

# May 9, 2005 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. metalhead5 writes:

go to hell madjap

# May 12, 2005 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. metallicaisawsome writes:

madjap u are f***ing gay wy are u on this site if u dont no what metal is u f***ing fag

# May 15, 2005 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. ZerO writes:

post 28, what did madjap say that coincides with him not knowing what metal is?

# May 15, 2005 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. DEADMETAL writes:

madjap is mostly right .... if we have to be all super specific and sh** then lets say " what do you get when you pack seven talentless musicians in a room, with maybe two good ones, throw in some retarded masks and jumpsuits? could it be...SLIPKNOT?!?"

..... that was counting joey and, um, ..... the DJ !! ..... hehehe

# May 15, 2005 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. metallicaisawsome writes:

couse he said what do you get when you pack 9 talentless musicians in a room, throw in some retarded masks and jumpsuits? could it be...SLIPKNOT?!?

# May 16, 2005 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. disteller2000 writes:

f*** all you p***ies half of all you slamin slipknot could not even pick up a guitar let alone play like mick and james you all can go to hell and get the f*** off of our fourms take you bullsh** elsewere. every band that has been mentioned here i like i am in a band and know how hard it is to make it in this bullsh**.slipknot wasnt even trying to make it big but they managed and that should be what its all about so f*** off

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