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- Posted on Sep 8th 2008 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
Because of his propensity for mouthing off, Noel Gallagher has probably long been the target of fantasy punches. One concert attendee almost got the chance to live out such a thought during Oasis' headlining gig at the Virgin Festival in Toronto on Sunday night.
Midway through a rendition of '(What's the Story) Morning Glory,' a concert-goer forced his way onstage and pushed the guitarist before being quickly tackled by security. The assailant was reportedly charged with assault and trespassing.
After briefly leaving the stage, Oasis returned to continue their set. Although Noel shrugged it off, telling the crowd that the incident added "a little excitement" to the show, the gig was cut short and ended with a cover of the Beatles' 'I Am the Walrus.'
Nathan Rosenberg, chief marketing officer for Virgin, later explained that the attacker came from underneath the stage. "[Oasis] understand sometimes these things happen," said Rosenberg in an official statement. Meanwhile, security is looking into how the breach occurred to avoid such an incident at future events.