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Olympics Report # 6 – Alexisonfire LiveCity Vancouver Incident

According to several Tweets, Toronto rock back Alexisonfire cancelled its LiveCity Yaletown appearance after the barrier in front of the stage was toppled. The cancellation resulted in an angry crowd, “trampling” and multiple ambulances appearing on the scene.

23:37 @bobmackin: 19 people injured at Vancouver Olympic live site when barrier collapsed. Concert cancelled. More evidence $900M security well spent.

22:44 AndreaWoo: Witnesses: We were 10 secs into first song. Everyone went crazy and pushed forward. Huge fence bent and toppled

22: 40 @Eyesno: Of course I am disappointed the show was cancelled but glad (most) got out safely. Trampling reports are exaggerated though.

22:34 @erin_ireland: david lam park evacuation update: crowd rushed the stage for alexisisonfire and knocked over fences.

22:31 @erin_ireland: david lam park in yaletown has been evacuated.

22:25 @Eyesno Yaletown flooded with angry mall rats – beware. Alexisonfire forced to call off the show when the pit trashed the barrier.

22:25 @Reena_K Hope the tweeted reports of a potential fatality at the LiveCity Yaletown site aren’t true. Going to bed worried. #van2010

There’s good news too, though – a “random street hockey game” has broken out on Granville Street at the time (22:29 PST) of this writing (photo posted on Twitpic by br_webb):

Street hockey game Feb 16 2010 Granville Street Vancouver. Photo by br_webb

Street hockey game Feb 16 2010 Granville Street Vancouver. Photo by br_webb

And here’s an article about the Norwegian men’s curling team’s pants, an overnight sensation if ever there was one.

Norwegian men's curling pants. Photo - Lyle Stafford

Norwegian men's curling pants. Photo - Lyle Stafford

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