Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trentemøller: Miss You

I'm posting Anders Trentemøller's beautiful piece "Miss You" in memory of the young people who died in a stampede as they were trying to enter/exit the Love Parade techno festival in Duisburg, Germany yesterday July 24. [NOTE: the tally as of Wednesday July 28 has been updated to 21 fatalities].

Ten years ago nine young men died at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark during a Pearl Jam concert as crowds surged towards the stage. The band later referenced the tragedy in their song "Love Boat Captain".

In August of 1969 in upstate New York, the original Woodstock festival took place over the course of three days. From Wikipedia:
"Although the festival was remarkably peaceful given the number of people and the conditions involved, there were two recorded fatalities: one from what was believed to be a heroin overdose and another caused in an accident when a tractor ran over an attendee sleeping in a nearby hayfield."