Injured Sabbath Fan Blames Security

"Gatecrachers bent me in half," says Cindy Glaser who received a serious neck injury. Now she blames Lollapalooza security for letting it happen on their watch.

Injured Sabbath Fan Blames Security
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A Black Sabbath fan who wound up with a serious injury at Lollapalooza blames the festival's lack of proper security. Cindy Glaser, 39, was watching Sabbath on Friday when gatecrashers lived up to their name and smashed down a row of double-fencing and ran into Cindy from behind. "A kid bent me in half. His head hit my husband's head and he hit me in the back of the neck and bent my head forward," she told the Chicago Sun Times. Police ran to the scene and managed to cuff three of the mob of 20 who broke through the fence, and that one of their officers was also injured in the scuffle. "If there were kids who wanted to break in, they should have been stopped before they had a chance to hurt us," said Glaser who spent $200 on tickets to go with her Sabbath-mad husband. "Instead, I spent the evening in the emergency room." Bob O'Neil is President of the Grant Park Conservancy, and says he heard of only two gatecrashing incidents during the festival. "I would prefer to have no incidents of gate crashing. But, it's almost impossible to have zero incidents when you have 270,000 people on 120 acres over three days given how spontaneous and quickly they do it," he said. But O'Neil appears to take his conservancy job a little too seriously: "It's unfortunate the person was injured. But overall, I'm satisfied. Little or no landscaping was destroyed."

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    Krieger91
    At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years..
    bloodbath519
    Its unfortunate the person was injured. But overall, Im satisfied. Little or no landscaping was destroyed." Who cares about the person, landscaping is way more important.
    Black Mustangs
    robhc wrote: Krieger91 wrote: At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years.. nathanwaffles wrote: Now, obviously, we all know this is Randy's fault... The ignorance of you two is astounding...
    Have you heard of something called sarcasm?
    iommi600
    I don't know, I might sound a little old fashioned here I guess, but who the hell beats up a woman like that? What a bunch of coward *****s.
    UniformRecon
    Hopefully Sabbath does more U.S. dates next year. I really want to see Tony before they inevitably break up again.
    iommi600
    tallica83x91 wrote: Be happy your seein sabbath and shut the f*ck up
    I hope this is sarcasm again...
    jrodgers
    This EXACT same thing happened when I was at Rage Against the Machine at Lollapalooza 4 years ago. The security people were among everyone else that got trampled, so you really would think the planners would have been prepared for this. And this was after Rage had to stop the show 3 times so they could drive ambulances in front of the stage to take out all the people literally getting crushed. I for one am sick of hearing of so many people getting injured/killed by violence and accidents at concerts. Live music is obviously a great time, but people need to compose themselves to some extent and stop acting like insane idiots
    Chronologo
    robhc wrote: Krieger91 wrote: At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years.. nathanwaffles wrote: Now, obviously, we all know this is Randy's fault... The ignorance of you two is astounding...
    Go get your sarcasm sensor reviewed, it's not working properly
    redhotsexmagic
    I was at lolla this weekend and saw one gate crash on day one but there was security behind the gate so no one actually got in..last year saw about 20-30 kids break in and only one or 2 got caught..its gonna happen cause ppl are idiots..unfortunate ppl have to get hurt bc of crap like this..its a great festival but at this point there's too many ppl at it and it keeps increasing every year
    saint_berzerker
    Idiots like this are going to get us to have to sign waivers and buy insurance to go to concerts. Just stay home!
    biff022
    I was there too. 6th year running and each year there's less and less gate crashing. When he says "landscaping" he is likely judging the amount of crashing incidents by destroyed fences/trees/etc. that have been destroyed in the past. Lolla's security is top-notch... they evacuated 100k people and then got them back in without a riot. This woman got unlucky. It's a shame to get run over by a 15 year old Black Keys hipster who forgot to use dad's credit card in April when tix went on sale, but come on lady... it's not like the fence failed on top of you. Some ***** ran into you. That's it.
    metallica-#1
    "A kid bent me in half"
    "he hit me in the back of the neck"
    Yeah, my neck is half of my body too.
    HigherThanAMile
    He doesn't care because the promoter almost certainly had some kind of insurance in place to protect them from being sued. Non story
    Denjario
    robhc wrote: Krieger91 wrote: At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years.. nathanwaffles wrote: Now, obviously, we all know this is Randy's fault... The ignorance of you two is astounding...
    What we have here, is a failure to communicate.
    henrihell
    Well, usually on concerts you don't even realize when something hits you, just count the bruises and shit afterwards and wonder where they came from. I got ran over by a wall of death during a whitechapel gig once, well, a small one obviously, but approximately a hundred people in the wall. I stood up like a man and continued moshing. It did hurt as hell though when trying to sleep afterwards.
    FrankenFoot
    Krieger91 wrote: At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years.. nathanwaffles wrote: Now, obviously, we all know this is Randy's fault... The ignorance of you two is astounding...
    It's astounding that you have no idea what sarcasm is... You are an idiot
    robhc
    Krieger91 wrote: At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years..
    nathanwaffles wrote: Now, obviously, we all know this is Randy's fault...
    The ignorance of you two is astounding...
    Jazz1992
    pokerhappy wrote: It's not the gatecrashers' fault, they're innocent! Oh wait, no, they're clearly not, because they don't happen to be famous singers.
    +1.
    getmad24_7
    pokerhappy wrote: It's not the gatecrashers' fault, they're innocent! Oh wait, no, they're clearly not, because they don't happen to be famous singers.
    But...all the gatecrashers they caught were arrested?
    Jack Off Jill
    The security was a little pathetic. There were a ton of girls half my size who were acting as security.
    pokerhappy
    It's not the gatecrashers' fault, they're innocent! Oh wait, no, they're clearly not, because they don't happen to be famous singers.
    6-String_Madman
    Krieger91 wrote: At least she didn't blame Ozzy and get him arrested in two years..
    Let us leave Prague alone. No more gigs there, please.