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Can anyone help me piece together a random memory. 

There had been a recent festival disaster (I think it was Roskilde) where sadly people were crushed by a surging crowd. I remember REM (pretty sure it was them) stopping mid song to ask the crowd to step back as people at the front were looking squashed.

Am I right - was it REM and what year was it? The dates don't seem to work in my mind. 

Also can you remember what song it was. I remember them picking up exactly where they left off without skipping a beat and being very impressed. 

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10 minutes ago, cheesey_toastie said:

Can anyone help me piece together a random memory. 

There had been a recent festival disaster (I think it was Roskilde) where sadly people were crushed by a surging crowd. I remember REM (pretty sure it was them) stopping mid song to ask the crowd to step back as people at the front were looking squashed.

Am I right - was it REM and what year was it? The dates don't seem to work in my mind. 

Also can you remember what song it was. I remember them picking up exactly where they left off without skipping a beat and being very impressed. 

it was Pearl Jam who were playing when there was the fatal crush as Roskilde in 2000.

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Just now, Neil said:

it was Pearl Jam who were playing when there was the fatal crush as Roskilde in 2000.

Yes - I'm talking about REM at Glastonbury - it might have been 2003. My memory is they stopped mid song and me and people around us referenced Roskilde as why bands were being careful. 

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1 minute ago, cheesey_toastie said:

Yes - I'm talking about REM at Glastonbury - it might have been 2003. My memory is they stopped mid song and me and people around us referenced Roskilde as why bands were being careful. 

ah, sorry. I misunderstood what you were getting at.

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1 minute ago, cheesey_toastie said:

Yes - I'm talking about REM at Glastonbury - it might have been 2003. My memory is they stopped mid song and me and people around us referenced Roskilde as why bands were being careful. 

I don’t remember that for rem in 2003 ... but then again I don’t remember much for REM in 2003 :) 

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2 hours ago, Barney McGrew said:

The Manics did, I think.

Edit: But that was 99.

Oohh - I wonder if it was that I'm thinking of... I remember them being very concerned as the incident was fairly recent and I was there in 1999 - it was a bit wet too right? 

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Just now, cheesey_toastie said:

Oohh - I wonder if it was that I'm thinking of... I remember them being very concerned as the incident was fairly recent and I was there in 1999 - it was a bit wet too right? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glastonbury_Festival_line-ups#1999 REM played then too. 

But Roskilde was 2000.  This is why I'm confused. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/814116.stm

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2 minutes ago, cheesey_toastie said:

Oohh - I wonder if it was that I'm thinking of... I remember them being very concerned as the incident was fairly recent and I was there in 1999 - it was a bit wet too right? 

No, I think 99 was a scorcher... fell asleep pissed Friday teatime, head on a log, lobsterfied!

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Just now, Barney McGrew said:

No, I think 99 was a scorcher... fell asleep pissed Friday teatime, head on a log, lobsterfied!

Yeah - you only do that once or twice on the first day of a festival! 

I'm sure we all learnt the hard way - or at least had a friend who did.

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I don’t remember REM doing that in 2003 but that was my first Glastonbury headliner and it’s all a bit hazy

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5 hours ago, crazyfool1 said:

I don’t remember that for rem in 2003 ... but then again I don’t remember much for REM in 2003 :) 

What he said

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30 minutes ago, Homer said:

99 weather was glorious - in fact, the whole festival was

I think it was my favourite year.. so far!

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7 hours ago, Barney McGrew said:

Manics' pause mentioned HERE.

That doesn't quite match my memory. I also don't think I've ever seen the Manics headline. 

 

But some beers were probably had... 

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Similar happened at Benicassim during the Pixies set.

2006/7, can't remember.

@CaledonianGonzowill know the exact year - he was there, I believe.

The following day a new barrier was introduced much like the one at G.

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Definitely happened during the Manics in 99. I was a few rows from the barrier when it somehow tipped over or broke.

Everyone spilled forward and it was a bit scary. Probably wouldn't restart if it happend now.

It was a scorcer that year but in the mess I lost a trainer and had to spend all sunday and the trip home monday in wellies as it was all I had left! 😄

REM also headlined 99 so maybe why you' ve confused them.

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