Woman sues Live Nation after 1000 splinters get stuck in her bottom at Engelbert Humperdinck gig

Linda Vanston slid down a bench at the show on Long Island to make space for another gig-goer

A woman has sued concert promoters Live Nation after allegedly getting ‘1,000 splinters’ stuck in her bottom at an Engelbert Humperdinck gig.

The incident reportedly happened to New Jersey resident Linda Vanston at a concert at the NYCB Theater at Westbury on Long Island in New York in 2011. Vanston is now suing the venue, which is owned by Live Nation, for unspecified damages, reports the New York Post.

Vanston’s lawyer Rosemarie Arnold told the Nassau County Supreme Court that her client slid down a bench outside the show to make space for another gig-goer. “She was not aware that the bench had exposed sharp shards of wood sticking out of it. She stood up to look at what had happened, and she saw the frayed wood on the bench,” said Arnold, who added that incident caused around 1,000 splinters to become stuck in her client’s buttocks and thighs, leading to “limited mobility” and her having to get a number of “painful injections” to help remove said splinters. Live Nation have not returned the New York Post’s request for a comment on the case.

Meanwhile, internet search company Yahoo has announced that it has partnered with Live Nation in order to stream a gig a day. The service will start this summer Stateside. One gig a day will stream for a year and 1,200 songs from the gigs will be available on-demand.

Live Nation’s CEO Michael Rapino has commented: “Sixty million people attended our 23,000 Live Nation concerts last year alone. The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo will build on this scale and become a great, new destination for music fans.” Interviews and behind the scenes footage will also be available on the new channel. No bands have yet been confirmed for the new service, however, Live Nation has revealed that it will be selling sponsorship to brands such as Kellogg’s.

Live Nation formed in 2005, and in 2010 merged with Ticketmaster.