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turnme-ontophantoms said: what happened at st. Vincent?!
I’m not entirely sure why it happened, I think a combination of dehydration and anxiety or like my blood pressure dropped or something. I felt fine when she started, however the stage set-up was shitty and even though I was relatively close to the stage I couldn’t see her or the screen they set up next to her. There was also a couple standing super close to me that was obnoxiously making out, so I was feeling pretty claustrophobic. And I had a shot of rum and shared a joint roughly two hours before the concert started, so I wasn’t wasted or anything, but it probably didn’t help.
In the middle of her first song my vision suddenly started to black out and I felt wobbly and I knew I was going to pass out and tried to get out of the crowd. I was smack dab in the middle, and they put up barriers around the stage (free concert in Yonge and Dundas Square), so when I got to the edge of the crowd and thought I was home free to sit down somewhere, there was a barrier and I’m down for the count. Fortunately the people I fell into were very nice and helpful, and got me out of the crowd.
I got to hear most of the concert from the paramedics tent, but I ended up going to the hospital because my blood pressure was low and they figured I should get checked out, which resulted in a doctor saying that sometimes people just pass out.
So yeah, not the best night.
Anyone else have any good blacking out stories? The last time I passed out was in Grade 12 health class after our gym teacher vividly explained how abortions worked (in the clinical sense, not in a religious, baby killing rhetoric).
Wish I could go back to six weeks ago when listening to St Vincent didn’t remind me of passing out at her NXNE show.