Monsters Of Rock, Iron Maiden, Kiss. David Lee Roth , Megadeth , Guns n Roses, Helloween @ Castle Donington .20-8-88

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The biggest, the best & unfortunately the worst also šŸ™ The biggest ever attendance at Monsters. Unfortunately, it got too dangerous. During Guns set the whole crowd towards the front moved. 2 people got crushed under foot & died. It’s the most frightened I’ve ever been at a gig. Was hard to keep stood up & not get trampled even towards the side… Maiden were fantastic.

After the tragedy in ’88 there were lessons learned about crowd safety. There was a full inquiry about the events. You can view this online here :

This resulted in “The guide to health, safety & welfare at pop concerts & similar events”. In the industry, it’sĀ referred Ā to as “The Purple Guide “. There used to be a copy of this online & it was free to view, but now, it seems you have to pay.