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Fan sues DJ over dinghy-diving injury


When attending an Electronic Dance Music concert, one might expect to wake up the next day with sore legs or maybe a stubbed toe.

But media reports say one woman complains in a lawsuit that she was injured when a stage-diving DJ smashed her under an inflatable dinghy.

EDM superstar DJ Steve Aoki is accused of knocking the one-time fan unconscious after jumping off a 20-foot platform onto the bright yellow dinghy at a 2012 show in San Diego, according to youredm.com.

The Los Angeles Times reports that plaintiff Brittany Hickman claimed in her suit that she was trapped under the raft and broke her neck and ankle.

“I was trapped underneath the pool raft because they threw it out right where I was standing,” Ms. Hickman reportedly told San Diego’s ABC 10 News. “My friends told me he landed on top of the pool raft, hit me on top of the head ,and I got knocked over.”

The Times reports the lawsuit also names the concert’s venue, San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel, as a defendant.

If the EDM craze has somehow passed you by, Business Insurance leaves the genre’s eloquent description to U.K.’s theguardian.com, which call EDM a “subtlety-free strain of blitzkrieg techno marked by colon-rearranging bass and shrill, brutally effective stabs of rave synths.”