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Gruesome fight in parking lot at Phish show captured on video, inspires Facebook outrage

Update (9/28/11): The follow-up story to this original item has now been posted. While you're certainly free to express your opinion in the comments section below or, better yet, on the story itself, important reminder: please keep the discussion civil. We've deleted several comments that we felt crossed the line.

Update (9/14/11): We've confirmed that Dave Anver was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. We're working on a follow-up story. If you have any additional information regarding the incident, please feel free to reach out via email. In the meantime, while you're certainly free to express your opinion in the comments section below, please keep the discussion civil.

Original Post (9/9/11): There's a gruesome video making the rounds on Facebook right now. Seriously. It's gruesome. If you haven't seen it yet, in fact, you may want to wait until your lunch digests before having a look -- or avoid it altogether if you're even the slightest bit squeamish.

The footage, which first surfaced earlier this week on the Phish section of the Phantasy Tour message board, was evidently filmed last Friday afternoon in the parking lot at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, sometime before the exceedingly popular Vermont-based act kicked off its three-night stand at the Commerce City venue last weekend.

The nearly two-minute long clip captured a skirmish in progress between two men, who are first seen squaring off with one another, which leads to one of the men chasing the other, who is barefoot, shirtless and bloodied, through the parking lot, where he corners him before fellow concert goers step in and then eventually security intervenes.

Gruesome fight in parking lot at Phish show captured on video, inspires Facebook outrage
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The reaction to the video has been swift and pronounced. Outraged by the incident, fans have created a Facebook page titled "Stop Dave Anver," which has already registered over 1,000 "likes" since being created earlier this week. (Update: Facebook page actually hasn't been taken down/deleted.)

According to commentators claiming to be eyewitnesses on the message board, the outrage stems from an altercation involving Anver, who was purportedly staking out the parking lot in search of counterfeit merch, and another gentlemen, who was reportedly intervening on behalf of yet another individual in earlier exchange.

While the video below (courtesy of digiprez77) documents the aftermath of what happened, it didn't capture the initial altercation. Once again, just so we're clear here, before you click through, be forewarned: The footage is very graphic and very much NSFW.

 

Update (9/29/11): See additional video of the altercation that has surfaced.



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