One man died and two others were injured during a Phish show at Chase Center in San Francisco on Sunday (Oct. 17). According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a Chase spokesperson confirmed that San Francisco police responded to reports that an adult male had suffered injuries from a fall around 9 p.m., with medics determining that the man had died from his injuries.
No foul play was suspected in the incident, which was followed less than an hour later by a report that another adult male had suffered from injuries caused by an unrelated fall. According to the Chronicle, the man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; he fell onto another man who was also injured and transported to a hospital.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the guest’s loved ones,” Golden State Warriors/Chase Center spokesperson Kimberly Veale wrote in a statement, which noted that the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office had confirmed the death. “We are working with the local authorities to determine exactly what happened.” At press time a spokesperson for Phish could not be reached for additional comment and the band did not appear to have commented on the incident.
“There was all this scrambling of medical authorities and cops,” fan Chris Lotterer told the Mercury News. “I looked over and saw this guy being (worked on) by the medics. It was like 10 rows behind us. The show went on, and the whole time we were just thinking that we hoped he was all right.”
The show was the second of a two-night run that began on Saturday night and was just the third show on the band’s current fall tour, which kicked off on Oct. 15 with ah show at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The next scheduled date on the outing is slated to take place on Tuesday night (Oct. 19) at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.