Man Falls From Balcony at Chicago Theatre

Series of unfortunate events follows band in recent days

By Zach Christman
|  Sunday, Oct 30, 2011  |  Updated 3:04 PM CDT
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Man Falls From Balcony at Chicago Theatre

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A drunk man fell from a balcony after a Widespread Panic concert Saturday night, according to police. He was critically hurt.

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A man was critically hurt when he fell about 15 feet off a balcony Saturday night inside the Chicago Theatre.

The 26-year-old man fell from a first-floor balcony onto a marble floor around 11:30 p.m., inside the theatre at 175 N. State St., police said.

Police believe he was drunk when he fell. Foul play is not suspected.

The rock band Widespread Panic played a 7 p.m. show at the venue.

The man was initially taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

Widespread Panic has had a rash of unfortunate events follow them in recent days. On Thursday, while they were en route to a gig in Ames, Iowa, their bus driver suffered a heart attack and died. During the commotion, the bus swerved off Interstate 35, and a crew member hit his head.

The crash caused a gaper's delay on the highway, which apparently led to a series of crashes involving two big rigs, and a 10-mile stretch of I-35 being shut down.

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