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Riot Breaks Out At Iron Maiden Concert

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ColombiaReports.com reports:

The concert of British heavy metal group IRON MAIDEN in Bogotá, Saturday (March 7th), became the scene of heavy unrest and riots.

Trouble started when a group of fans climbed the fence that seperated the VIP space from the general public, and reportedly managed to get as close as 30 meters from the stage.

Later on, those that hadn't conquered a ticket began causing troubles in the area around the Parque Simón Bolivar, where the concert was held.

A large group of heavy metal fans clashed with police forces and broke into private areas. Some were in fact arrested and taken away. However, a camera crew of City TV registered how arrested troublemakers managed to escape and run away.

Certainly, the troubles will spark a local debate as to whether Bogotá should host another heavy metal concert in years to come.

Source: ColombiaReports.com

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

f***in idiots, u ruin sh** for other people for lon periods of time, and for what? a closer look at a BAND?? they're just people... yes they make good music, but they're not worth starting riots over...

now listening to: An Autopsy - The Faceless

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, o well...................

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Pingu the outspoken one writes:

Oh....how lucky that I DONT go to Bogotá for concerts anymore.... :P

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZT* writes:

A riot at an Iron Maiden show....ain't nothing more metal than that.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jenny writes:

Fans really need to stop this whole "riot" nonsense. Ugh.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XWigglesX writes:

Hahaha crazy! They only time I can think of that involved fans rioting here was at a Parkway show in Sydney once. Didn't make the news though.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. XWigglesX writes:

Rioting at a show isn't metal. Its punk.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jenny writes:

^Exactly!!! Odd how no one got arrested in the ACDC show in Norway.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

well yeah if we would make the tickets one price dont matter were you want to be like in holland
it would not be any problems
strange by the way i go lots to colombia my wife is from there and do see metal concerts everybody seem to get along
but hey beacuse its a metal concert it made news

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZT* writes:

"Rioting at a show isn't metal. Its punk."

My bad.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. cryptopsy writes:

hahaha thats hilarious, sad that it can cause problems for future shows but in a way its still funny, escaping from the cops too haha

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. XWigglesX writes:

Hahahaha ZT every time I hear about riots and music I get the image of spiked up hair and ripped clothes. Punk lol.

# Mar 8, 2009 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wilco writes:

i did watch it on tv last night
they did show some ironmaiden live stuff
than the people going over the fance and started a riot
man the police hit hard
lots of damage to private houses as well
but the worse thing will happen no more metal concerts for a while

# Mar 9, 2009 @ 6:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. andreas fulcher writes:

Wow! What a riot.
Maybe Iron maiden should have hired me and my crew again. I was security manager for the "Monsters of Rock" tour in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1988. Myself and a crew of off duty US military policemen kept everything under control after banging a few heads! It was a two day festival, culminating with Maiden promoting the "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" album. WOW! Awesome concert! What a party that was!!!

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Wastedyrs writes:

I hope these were all younger fans because I'd hate to think that anyone over 30 was acting like such an ass.

# Mar 23, 2009 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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