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Man At Cradle Of Filth Concert Dives, Critically Injures Woman

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Manny Gonzales of the Denver Post is reporting that Denver police are on the lookout for a man who dove into an audience during a Cradle Of Filth concert at the Ogden Theatre, critically injuring a 28-year-old New Mexico woman.

Valarie Markle, a waitress from Farmington, N.M., suffered a broken neck and was in intensive care Saturday at Denver Health Medical Center, her husband said.

Markle had undergone surgery recently, and there is concern she might be left partially paralyzed, her husband said.

"It didn't happen until the last few seconds of the last song," husband Tige Markle told the Denver Post Saturday. "We didn't even realize what was happening till the band walked off the stage."

The incident occurred late Monday (Nov. 22) during a performance by Cradle Of Filth, presented by MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball", at the venue at 935 E. Colfax Ave., police said.

A man described as heavy-set climbed atop a guard railing near the stage and jumped on top of the 5-foot-5, 150-pound woman, driving her head to the floor, police said.

The man then ran into the crowd and could not be found, police said.

Tige Markle said he was upset with concert security for not preventing the man from diving into the crowd. A representative of the theater could not be reached Saturday.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. ac666 writes:

And they're trying to bust a guy for stage diving? Chalk this up as sh** happens. That's life. One minute you're fine, the next, you're under a bus. Too f***ing bad.

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Emperor4Ever writes:

Anymore of this sh** happens to Cradle in the states and they won't be allowed back here. Unbelievable.

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 7:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 1916Trooper writes:

Too bad for her, hope she gets well, however, whenever you go to a metal gig and like to get close to the stage you must be aware that anything can happen. I am 6'2" and 220lbs and most of the time a get someone almost kicking my face. Everyone is there at their own risk...

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ac666 writes:

It has been an extremely eventful tour for them hasn't it?

# Nov 30, 2004 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. C-o-FLaVey writes:

Yup. SH*T HAPPENS!

# Dec 1, 2004 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BlackMage writes:

Sh*t happens.

# Dec 4, 2004 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Doesnt matter writes:

No this didnt happen at the cradle of filth concert cause i was at the cradle of filth concert this happened at the shadows fall concert on November 17 just 5 days before cradle played

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