Chicago club’s ceiling collapses during DJ Datsik show, injuring 3 – New York Daily News

Talk about bringing down the house.

A ceiling panel rattled loose during a DJ’s bass-thumping performance at a Chicago nightclub, injuring three revelers who were hit by debris, police said.

Cell phone footage shows the frightening collapse during DJ Datsik’s show early Saturday morning at the Concord Music Hall.

“Chicago I am sincerely sorry the roof collapsed tonight,” the electronic music DJ wrote on Twitter. “We had fun while is lasted and I promise we are coming back bigger and badder.”

Plaster dust begin to fall moments before a section of the ceiling broke loose on Saturday at Concord Music Hall.

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Plaster dust begin to fall moments before a section of the ceiling broke loose on Saturday at Concord Music Hall.

 

 

A section of plaster ceiling breaks free and swings over the audience at DJ Datsik’s show on Saturday in Chicago.

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A section of plaster ceiling breaks free and swings over the audience at DJ Datsik’s show on Saturday in Chicago.

Three men — ages 20, 25 and 31 — were all taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after debris from the third-floor ceiling fell, a police spokeswoman told the Daily News.

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A structural engineer hired by the club owner believes vibrations from the music contributed to the ceiling failure, Chicago Department of Buildings spokewoman Mimi Simon told the Daily News in an e-mail.

The show was in full swing about 1:20 a.m. when the first bits of dust and plaster began to rattle loose, the video shows.

Chunks of plaster rained down on the audience, injuring three people during a show by DJ Datsik at Concord Music Hall in Chicago.

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Chunks of plaster rained down on the audience, injuring three people during a show by DJ Datsik at Concord Music Hall in Chicago.

A flashlight beam scans the ceiling as a 2-by-3 foot section breaks loose and swings down over the crowd, raining chunks of plaster over the audience.

Nick Mancero, who filmed the scene and posted it on Instagram, said the video shows the second of two collapses.

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“The first time it fell on about 20ish people most of my friends included,” Mancero said in an email to the Daily News.

The audience had to clear the Concord Music Hall early Saturday morning after a section of the ceiling collapsed on the crowd.

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The audience had to clear the Concord Music Hall early Saturday morning after a section of the ceiling collapsed on the crowd.

The club owner later removed an additional 4-by-8 foot section, Simon said.

The music hall has closed to “properly evaluate the situation to ensure a safe, fun, and quality experience for everyone,” according to a statement on the venue’s website.

The owner will be required to submit plans and obtain a permit before making repairs. The venue is closed until the repairs are made and the building is reinspected.

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