VIDEO: Fans Bum-Rush Floor During M83's Bumbershoot Set
Yesterday during M-83's Bumbershoot performance at the Key Arena - a throng of fans forced their way by security in order to gain access to a floor (by most accounts - there was A LOT of room to spare)
This sort of thing isn't uheard of at giant General Admission show's like Bumbershoot. One one hand in can create a cool "take the power back" concert moment that everyone remembers - provided no one gets hurt.
A great example of this was the 2005 Endfest show where Queens of the Stone Age front-man Josh Homme invited everyone on the grass down into the lower bowl for their closing set (a very cool move that everyone - even security - seemed to enjoy)
Of course - there is a negative side to this sort of things as well - with a distinct possibility of serious injuries if things get out of control
My buddy Chris at the Seattle Weekly wrote a good article on how incidents like this can change these festivals in the future - usually for the worse
You can read that here