Published Aug 10, 2009It would be understatement to say this weekend's Hard Festival near Inglewood, CA went down badly. In fact, it was a downright disaster, with riot police forcing out 18,000 angry concertgoers after deeming the event a "hazard" when fans started jumping down from the balcony onto the floor. By the looks of all the various YouTube footage now out there, the evacuation was chaotic, to say the least, and apparently Canadian electro duo Crystal Castles were caught up in the middle.
According to an email sent from the group's Ethan Kath to the blog Street Carnage [via The Daily Swarm], his band mate Alice Glass was kicked in the head by a riot cop, an incident that has now left her with a nasty head injury.
Kath's email reads: "been in the hospital all day, Alice has concussion from being kicked in the head by riot police. i have to like wake her up every 2 hours and ask her to tell me the date and her name."
So far, no official statement has come from the band on the status of Glass, but we're just going to assume that no more news is good news.