In Flames set crowd surfing record, fans on barrier not happy


The Swedish legends that are In Flames have recently set a crowdsurfing record for this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival.

The inaugural festival, which featured other massive acts like Parkway Drive, My Dying Bride, and KISS to name a few, recently informed the band of their record breaking set, to which quintet revealed yesterday.

During Graspop Metal Meeting earlier this summer, In Flames set a new record for most crowdsurfers during a show at GMM!

This message came from Bert De Beuckeleer, Head of GMM Mainstage Safety Crew:

“According to the full length available footage, we caught 1272 crowdsurfers in 58 minutes with 0 casualties.
The last 15 minutes of your concert were not counted due to a failing camera battery. That’s a pity.
But we can confidently say that more than 1600 crowdsurfers crossed the barriers.
The weight of the crowdsurfers varied between 45 and 145 kg with an average of about 75-80 kg.
At one moment the number of crowdsurfers reached the maximum of what could physically pass over the barriers at once in this configuration. (or we had to stack them smile emoticon )”

Now, do we have the best fans in the world or what?!

Despite the usual ‘No Crowd Surfing’ signs around the venue, the band encouraged the crowd surfing anyway. Good stuff!

You can find some footage of the chaos below and feel sorry for all of those poor sods at the front.

In Flames sets crowd surfing record @ Graspop Metal Meeting 2015IN FLAMES SETS CROWDSURFING RECORD! During Graspop Metal Meeting earlier this summer, In Flames set a new record for most crowdsurfers during a show at GMM! This message came from Bert De Beuckeleer, Head of GMM Mainstage Safety Crew:”According to the full length available footage, we caught 1272 crowdsurfers in 58 minutes with 0 casualties. The last 15 minutes of your concert were not counted due to a failing camera battery. That’s a pity.But we can confidently say that more than 1600 crowdsurfers crossed the barriers. The weight of the crowdsurfers varied between 45 and 145 kg with an average of about 75-80 kg.At one moment the number of crowdsurfers reached the maximum of what could physically pass over the barriers at once in this configuration. (or we had to stack them 🙂 )”Now, do we have the best fans in the world or what?! #Graspop #GMM

Posted by In Flames on Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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