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Beck Opens for Himself in Detroit, Drunk Fan Nearly Falls to His Death [VIDEO]

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Beck opened for Beck and then an intoxicated fan made a very, very bad decision — it was a pretty eventful Saturday at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

Fans were treated to a rare concert-going experience when Beck’s opening act, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, canceled last minute and he decided to open for himself at the Fox Theatre Saturday (June 28). The openers reportedly had issues crossing the border from Canada to the States, an issue that is not uncommon and has caused issues at a few shows at The Machine Shop. Beck wasn’t about to make the audience sit there un-entertained though.

He came out and performed a 10 song, 40-minute acoustic set with his band and even broke out the track ‘Dead Melodies,’ which he had initially written for Johnny Cash and rarely performs anymore. They followed their opening set with an 80-minute, 16 song electric set that included hits like ‘Loser,’ ‘E-Pro’ and ‘Where It’s At.’

After the show, one concert-goer reportedly told his friend he was going to “take the easy way down” the winding staircase at the Fox Theatre, just prior to falling an estimated 30-40 feet to the ground. It’s unclear whether or not the man, now in critical condition, intended to slide down the rail or was intoxicated to the point that he believed he could jump safely.

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