Monday, June 6, 2011

Giant robot kidnaps two members of Take That

Take That singers Mark Owen and Howard Donald were both trapped on a stage robot during their concert at the City of Manchester stadium at the weekend.

The pair were meant to be lowered to the stage on the palms of the group's giant robot man, Om, but the mechanics failed. It meant they were stuck singing Love Love three metres (10ft) above the rest of the band on Saturday night.

Ladders were used to rescue Mark Owen so he could continue his performance. Howard Donald was forced to sing lead vocals for the next track Never Forget while still stuck on the robot before being helped down himself.

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The stage production cost around £15 million to put together with the robot used in the shows standing 30 metres (100ft) high when fully erect.

There's another view of the incident here.

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