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Old 05-23-2017, 04:48 PM
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I am sure everyone has heard about the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert last night in Manchester. As avid concert goers, does this affect you at all? Do you feel safe, do you hesitate to attend more shows, or do you say you can't stop living by giving into fear?
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:08 PM
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I'm goint to attend the KISS concert in Frankfurt tonight and I've decided not to think about. Just as I did while attending a football match of Bayern Munich just one week after the attacks during the match in Paris.
If I let this get close to me at some point I wouldn't go anywhere anymore. And - as shallow as it may sound - if my fate is to get blown away by a bomb at some concert, soccer match or at some train station, then so be it. Not much I could do about that any way.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:45 PM
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Going to GnR in London in just over 3 weeks, and I'm not afraid to admit that the events of last night concern me. Thing is, it's not so much the idea of being killed, but the fact that my 2 kids aren't coming with us, so if similar happened they'd be orphaned.
However, there's just as much chance of a repeat as there is of me getting hit by a bus on my way home from work tonight.
Security at major concerts and events, certainly in London will be stepped up massively.
Made a change of plan in terms of how we're getting there/back. Going to drive rather than be cattle herded towards the station.
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I went to 10 Bruce Springsteen shows in Giants Stadium after 9/11. Every time a plane flew over the stadium my heart started pounding. If 2 planes only took out approx. 3,000 people imagine flying a plane into a stadium with 60,000 Bruce fans. I still think of it, but I refuse to stay at home either.

I ride trains daily, I drive over bridges daily and I go to a lot of theater and concerts. If it happens, there isn't much I can do about it anyway. I could stay home and be mostly protected, but that's not much of a life is it? So at this point I'm still taking my chances.

I will say that the security at Madison Square Garden and Giants (MetLife) Stadium has been upgraded so heavily I can't even get recording equipment in. They now have full body scanners and even a wallet sets it off. A determined terrorist can find a way in I'm sure.
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An absolutely horrific night last night. Very upsetting hearing about all the young victims today. The vermin to target a concert attended by so many youngsters, just cannot comprehend that person being a so called human.

Despite security measures, this was done when people were leaving, so any measures on the way in would have made no difference last night. It's the same at any mass gathering, concert, sports event. It's really sad, I go regularly to concerts and football matches and it's a shame to have to be on such alert now.
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I rarely go to gigs these days (not because I'm afraid of anything. I just don't do a lot of them anymore) but something like this doesn't put me off doing so. It's easy to feel uneasy after certain events such as last night but if everyone did this, that means these evil perverse individuals have won. Which they haven't and never will.

I'm going to London Film and Comic Con in July for the third year running. Am I scared? Not really, and I'm gonna be just as on my guard walking around London as much as I always have been there and anywhere else I go. As much as we'd all rather these horrible events didn't happen, what makes the UK and other countries great is we just soldier on and get on with life and not let said people get in the way of that.
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It depends on the band -- and the music genre. I've always been more worried about bands who attract hellraising fans than terrorists.

P.S. I wouldn't be caught dead at hiphop concert because I would be caught dead at a hiphop concert!
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It depends on the band -- and the music genre. I've always been more worried about bands who attract hellraising fans than terrorists.

P.S. I wouldn't be caught dead at hiphop concert because I would be caught dead at a hiphop concert!
True, but I remember my Mother telling me not to see Led Zeppelin because of those hell raising fans. Boy am I glad I ignored the advice LOL
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This just in: ...Sources at Live Nation tell us refunds will be available for UK concerts featuring Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, KISS, Waka Flocka Flame, Robbie Williams, Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, and James Arthur...if they're too scared to attend...

The decision to refund tickets in England is partly because of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert and partly because the Prime Minister has made it clear...another attack seems imminent....(T)hey are having discussions at offices worldwide, and they expect to come up with a policy soon.

(According to)...(o)ne Live Nation source..."We've gotten about a thousand media calls but very few consumer calls asking for refunds."
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German Festival ROCK AM RING Evacuated Over 'Terrorist Threat'

German police have called for an evacuation of the popular Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburg over a "terrorist threat." More than 80,000 fans are attending the three-day event, which was scheduled to run until Sunday.

The organizers said in a statement: "Due to a terrorist threat, the police have advised us to interrupt the festival.

"We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds. We have to support the police investigations.

"All visitors will be kept informed about any developments on all Rock Am Ring social media channels, radio and the speakers. We hope that the festival will continue tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation."


Update: Rock Am Ring resumed the next day.
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