San Francisco (dpa) – A concertgoer died in an apparent suicide
when he jumped from the roof of an amphitheatre onto the stage where
a folk music duo was performing, the San Francisco Chronicle reported
The death occurred during a concert by the group Swell Season late
Thursday at Mountain Winery’s outdoor stage outside Saratoga,
California, about 80 kilometres south of San Francisco.
The man who died was identified by the Santa Clara County
Sheriff’s Office as as Michael Edward Pickels, 32 of San Jose,
He had gone to the concert with a friend but slipped away from
their seats during the performance, sheriff’s spokesman Sergeant Rick
Sung told the Chronicle.
A short time later, he appeared at the roof above the musicians
and plummeted to the stage from a height of at least 8 metres.
Another concertgoer said that Swell Season had just performed a
song with the title When Your Mind’s Made Up, prior to the incident.
The duo halted the concert and later posted a message of condolence
on their website.