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Floor collapsed under crowd’s feet during show at the Enmore Theatre

A crowd of confused concert goers were shocked that a section of the floor at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney collapsed under their feet at a sold-out Genesis Owusu concert last Thursday.

Photos and videos showed that the venues red carpet had caved in under the weight of the crowd.

“There’s a real deep drop after that, so this is actually dangerous … we’re going to have to reschedule the show,” Owusu told the audience.

It was only during the Canberra rappers second song that the floor collapsed.

“I was standing at the centre barricade and all of a sudden it felt like I was on a water bed,” concert goer Benjamin Potter told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“People continued to jump on the floor as it was collapsing.”

Potter confirmed there were no injuries.

Owusu was saying earlier in the day on Instagram that he felt nervous and excited about the gig as it was the first time he’d perform in nine months. It was “the longest I [hadn’t] performed since I started music,” he said.

According to the Herald, Owusu’s manager, Andrew Klippel, said they “moved swiftly” to end the show.

“There was amazing energy in the crowd, and we will be rescheduling the show hopefully sometime next week once engineers have fixed the floor,” he said.

Music writer Bernard Zuel said the floor looked like a “cross between a water bed and a trampoline.”

 

The Enmore re-opened in February last year after being fully refurbished.

After the refurbishment the CEO at the time of Century Venues, which manages the theatre, Sam Nardo, said the re-opening was a “celebration” after a difficult year of COVID closures.

The floor was fixed for a King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard concert at the Enmore on Monday.

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