ENMORE THEATER FLOOCOLLAPSED DURING THE GENESIS OWUSU CONCERT IN SYDNEY

ENMORE THEATER FLOOCOLLAPSED DURING THE GENESIS OWUSU CONCERT IN SYDNEY

 


ENMORE THEATER FLOOCOLLAPSED DURING THE GENESIS OWUSU CONCERT IN SYDNEY

There were scenes of confusion at Sydney's Enmore Theater Thursday night when a piece of ground collapsed under the audience's feet during a performance by singer Genesis Owusu.

Pictures and videos of the incident show that the red carpeted stage floor has collapsed under the weight of the crowd.

The scenes soon after collapsed the floor of the Anmore Theater Thursday evening.

The scenes soon after collapsed the floor of the Anmore Theater Thursday evening. supplied

'There's a real deep drop after that, so this is actually quite dangerous... We're going to have to reschedule the show,' Uso told the audience.

The floor collapsed as the Canberra rapper performed his second song.

'I was standing at the middle bulkhead and all of a sudden I felt like I was on a water bed,' said Benjamin Potter, who works for the Herald.

Scenes shortly after the floor collapsed at the Anmore Theater on Thursday night.

Scenes shortly after the floor collapsed at the Anmore Theater on Thursday night. supplied

'People kept jumping on the ground as it was collapsing.'

Mr. Potter confirmed that there were no injuries.

Earlier in the day, Uso said on Instagram that he was nervous and excited about the gig because he hadn't played in about nine months, which was 'the longest I haven't been since the music started.'

Owusoo director Andrew Klippel told the Herald and the Edge that they 'moved quickly' to end the show.

'There was amazing energy in the crowd and we hope to reschedule the show sometime next week once the engineers fix the floor,' he said.

Vivin Gods, a reporter for the student newspaper Honey Sweet, said the Mosh pit collapsed.

'It was crazy, the people in the hole looked like they were kneeling,' she said.

The floor collapsed right after Genesis Owusu started his third song. 

The floor collapsed right after Genesis Owusu started his third song.

'Genesis stopped to see if everyone was okay and the next thing we know we were asked to step back in the hallway.'

Owusu became the first hip-hop artist ever to receive the ARIA Awards Album of the Year award for his full-length debut Smiling with No Teeth.

The singer, whose real name is Kofi Owusu-Ansah, pulled off a standalone release win, and is the first artist to accomplish the feat since Flume did Skin in 2016.

The labor's night time economy and music spokesman John Graham, who was present at the party, said he saw people 'literally dancing a meter or two below the rest of the crowd' as the floor sank.

Music writer Bernard Zewail said the floor looked like 'a cross between a water bed and a trampoline.'

The historic venue reopened in February last year after a complete renovation.

At the time, Sam Nardo, chief operating officer of Century Venues, which operates the theater, said the reopening represented a 'celebration' after a difficult year with the COVID lockdown.

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