Published Jun 20, 2012With Exclaim!'s Reader Feedback Roundup, we seek to highlight the discussions and debates surrounding our reporting on music news. It's been a hell of a week, so if you've been feeling at all out of the loop lately, read on to get an idea of what people have been talking about the past few days.
No doubt the biggest story to break in the last couple days was the tragic incident at Toronto's Downsview Park where the stage collapsed prior to Radiohead's sold-out concert, killing one person and injuring three others. Many Exclaim! readers voiced their concern and support, and after our @exclaimnews Twitter account released the headline, @poppipola retweeted and added, "heart goes out to those affected :(" On Exclaim.ca, Sweetnurse wondered, "Wasn't there a stage collapse not too long ago in Ottawa -- due to high winds?" NoelWavey responded, "Other than lots of sun, this one doesn't seem like it has anything to do with bad weather."
Next, we covered the story about R&B/hip-hop stars Drake and Chris Brown getting into a fight at a New York bar. Our readers were less than impressed. "Drake's the shittiest example of Toronto anything to be associated with such a great city," said JP13. And at least one reader was skeptical that the spat was even real. "Anybody buying this?" tweeted @neilbakshi.
Finally, the Polaris Music Prize announced its long list of potential winners, which prompted Exclaim! readers to weigh in. Facebook user Zizi Top commented on our post about the announcement, "Let's give the Polaris Prize to some acts that are doing something fresh and new. My votes are for A Tribe Called Red or YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN!" Others griped about some of the celebrity nominees on this year's list. Disappointed said, "Predictable to say the least. Drake? Are you kidding me. I expect to see Justin B there next year!" The Biebz expanded on that ever so subtly, "what about the Biebz ??? tragic. He would fit nicely on this list."
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