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June 21, 2004


Now we're glad we missed it.

(Thanks to Mike Wells)

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Here's the text of the story from the Mainichi Daily News:

'Bump of Chicken' groupies crash through concert floor SAKURA, Chiba -- Fans jumping in unison at a concert here caused the floor of the concert hall to collapse, it has been learned.

The accident occurred during a live performance of the popular rock band "Bump of Chicken" at the Sakura civic gymnasium on May 29. The performance was temporarily suspended, but no one was injured so the show went on.

Officials said the collapse appeared to have occurred after fans jumped up and down in time with the music.

City officials said the live concert was held free to mark the 50th anniversary of the city's organization. A total of about 4,900 people gathered for the concert.

The collapse occurred about 15 minutes after the performance started. An area about 10 meters away from the stage gradually caved in by up to 30 centimeters as people were jumping.

The city took emergency measures to support the floor after the collapse. Officials said metal support poles under the floor were bent, adding that they would spend about 31 million yen to correct the damage. (Mainichi Shimbun, Japan, June 18, 2004)


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The "Bump of Chicken"? Is that anything like the Crash of Cow?

I got a "file not found," so I don't know what's up with that...

file not found, and some stuff in chinese or korean.....

So it takes Bump the Chicken to get almost 5000 people to do the same thing at the same time?

Suppose they could be simo-cast around the world so we could get everyone jumping to alter the Earth's course in case a meteor’s going to hit us?

If it takes Bump of Chicken to get people to do the same thing at the same time, let's get them here for the election.

well thanks. i didnt want to miss that. a floor collapsed and nobody was hurt....zzzzzzzzzzz a slow news day

The dateline says "SAKURA, Chiba."
Where the hell is Chiba?
Clearly I am a victim of a public school education.

Chris: Chiba's one of the 47 prefectures of Japan.

What's with all the "Verb the Animal" posts, lately? Spanking Monkeys and Burping Chickens and Taming the One... uh, nevermind.

Thanks Testu, but now my question is: Where the hell is Japan?
Ha. Going on that public school education thing, you see.
I really know where Japan is. Really. Right near Idaho -- between Lousiana and Croatia.

Bump of Chick is NOT agnfarb!

Dave, it's working now, but Leech Oil and the Penis Pumps is a far superios name for a rock band than Bump of Chicken.

BMX3: I'm sure it was an intensity.

Dave, do Rock Bottom Remainders fans jump up and down in time with the music when y'all play out? I'd pay to see that, more so if the floor actually collapsed as a result.

Gregg: Sometimes this rather cavalier take on the English language can lead to unfortunately named musical agglomerations such as the Piss Kids and Bullshit. I love it (rove it). Can't wait to hear the Bullshit EP.

Gregg, you're right, those are some great names there. I wish WE had bands like Luminous Orange, the Cokehead Hipsters, the Menaced Nightingales and Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her (especially the latter).

But then I guess we should be thankful we DON'T have Barf, Diarrhea, Hahaha.

But then we don't have 54 Nude Honeys either, darn it.

And yes, even though I don't remember them, apparently there really was a group called Lothar & the Hand People.

Hmm, that's weird, the last two posts in this thread were deleted for some reason (one was mine). They didn't violate any of the rules, as far as I know. Oh well.

Dude, never underestimate the power of teenagers rocking out. ...And it would've been worth it to go. Bump of Chicken is an AWESOME band!

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