YourEDM.com reported today that a fan is fighting for his life after a balcony fall during a show at Echostage in Washington, DC. The fan, referred to as Cody, was injured at the Mega DC event and the details of the scene reported by YourEDM.com are gruesome:
This early morning at the Washington D.C. club Echostage, it was reported that the event calling itself “MEGA DC Massive”, featuring Flux Pavilion, Slander, Yellow Claw and others was cut short. It wasn’t much later that social media began to reveal that an attendee had fallen from the second-floor balcony area and sustained critical injuries to his head. Pools of blood could be seen forming around the attendee. Very soon after the incident, police and EMTs arrived on the scene and the event was halted. Flux Pavilion was the next producer on the lineup, and though he was not able to play, of course he understood the gravity of the situation.
The report, from Matthew Meadow, is spot on in adding that people should refrain from making assumptions.
Many are saying that he jumped, but one user on twitter claiming to be the sister of “Cody” says that he merely fell.
Social media, the hotbed of intelligent discussion that it is, quickly devolved to baseless accusations of drug use or even that the attendee jumped. Without an official report, all these claims serve to do is fuel the masses’ need for drama even in the event of such a terrible occurrence as someone possibly losing his life.
Having said that, there has also been a lot of support from the community. The hashtag #PrayForCody is gaining some traction with fans from near and far wishing their best. Flux Pavillion also Tweeted out wishing him strength and Echostage made a brief official statement:
Our positive thoughts are right there with the rest of of them. Hoping for a full recovery. Stay safe out there everyone.