Radiohead played the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Thursday night (July 19), their first visit to the city since the horrible stage collapse accident in June 2012. That’s when the scaffolding above a temporary structure at Downsview Park fell out of the sky, crushing and killing 33-year-old drum tech Scott Johnson.
There has been no legal resolution. There were investigations, charges, trials, mistrials and ultimately stayed charges because of a technicality with Ontario’s court system. An inquest is planned, but not yet scheduled.
Radiohead’s return to Toronto under these circumstances was bound to be highly emotional. How did it play out? Like this.
One comment from me: SHUT UP YOU IDIOTS IN THE AUDIENCE!
More at the CBC.
Before the show, drummer Phil Selway had this to say.