Looks like the inquest into the Big Day Out death is getting to the finger-pointing stage: Big Day Out boss warned, inquest told. At the gig, someone apparently shouted at Ken West (one of the organisers) "You don't care about the crowd, you just care about profit.". For one thing, I don't think shouted insults go far in an inquest; but besides that it's hardly a surprise to anyone who's been to the BDO. The event has got too big. Prices have skyrocketed - tickets, food, drinks, etc - while the amenities, security and safety measures have not changed. In some cases, they've been getting worse. You have to really want to see the bands to go - even then, you're painfully aware of how badly you're getting ripped off.


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