Jun 27, 2009

Video Commentary: Rock Band Spawns Real World Violence

By Paul Hunter

While I've shown you all the interview and performance videos I took at the AMP Rock Off event last Saturday, there's one part I haven't discussed yet. During the performances a few abrupt and violent brawls erupted resulting in bloody noses, plenty of security and even a stretcher.

For a gaming event intended to be pure entertainment, it was a sad sight to behold. I was at the front of concert and right next to all the physical attacks. I literally thought my camcorder was going to be smashed to bits before my very eyes. It was insanity, and I expected a lot more from the gamers in attendance.

I hope this is an anomaly and not a disturbing trend we'll see at future virtual band concerts.

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