Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Costa Rican gig ends in riot

A free gig at Costa Rica's San Jose Universidad Latina went badly wrong this weekend when something like 8,000 people turned up for a 5,000 capacity event. The 3,000 who didn't get in quickly turned disappointment into action, with destructive results, as YouTube videos captured:

The violence of the reaction has taken many aback; the destruction of a University (and, oh yes, a nearby church) seeming to many Costa Ricans to being a little out of proportion for missing a few bands. The conclusion, therefore, has to be that this wasn't about the gig, but something else entirely.

1 comment:

Miles McClagan said...

Probably angry Scots, finally getting our own back for losing to Costa Rica at Italia 90. That'll learn em.

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