Man 'stage dives' off 4m balcony at concert, lands face-first
A LEAP of faith by an overexcited concertgoer ended in disaster on Wednesday night when the man launched himself off a four-metre-high balcony in a crazy crowd-surfing attempt, instead landing face-first on the floor.
Just before 11pm, during the Dune Rats concert at the Thebarton Theatre, the man started dancing on a balcony, razzing up the crowd below.
Before security could stop him, he removed his shirt and raised both hands in the air gesturing to the screaming mosh pit below.
Then, with his arms stretched out like an eagle, he jumped from the balcony hoping the crowd would break his fall and catch him. Instead, worried Dune Rats fans cleared the area trying to escape injury.
The shocking incident was caught on video by Brendon Maczkowiack.
"He just took his shirt off and started standing on the balcony and everyone though he was just dancing," Mr Maczkowiack said.
"So I started recording him and then two seconds later he just jumped into the pit.
"Everyone started screaming and just moved out the way and let him fall. He thought people were going to catch him.
"He face was covered in blood. They had to keep wiping it away. It was intense."
Security rushed to the man's aid, keeping him on the floor in case of spinal injury.
Black bruising began showing on his face and chest immediately as blood gushed from his nose.
Soon after emergency services arrived and took the man to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
He spent the night in hospital and was discharged on Thursday.
The Thebarton Theatre has been contacted for comment.