I've just found this video supposedly shot by a spectator in the exact moment when the gunshots began.
It's on an Italian newspaper's site, and it stresses the fact that Eagles of Death Metal's bass player runs away when we start hearing shots.
http://video.corriere.it/bataclan-momen ... c6808d051e
I'd like to know what you guys think of it. To me it seems that the bassist's movement could be a kind of "dance movement" during the concert, but it could also be interpreted as the guy running away. Also the drummer seems to duck down behind the drums, while the guitarist remains pretty still at the center of the stage.
The video seems interrupted too soon, though, or cut short at the wrong time, because the following moments could have been much more interesting. The spectator should have panned away, and scream could have begun to be heard, for example. But if it's fake, the shots could be the consequence of a dubbing job, of course. Or maybe the guy runs away but they're shooting blanks, I don't know.
Just want to point out that (according to the BBC time line, Rolling Stones Mag, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, etc) and Wes at the beginning of this thread, that the narrative is that the EODM were outside with some Red Lemons when the whole thing happened and took off in a cab (to MacDonalds one supposes). The Drummers mummy even backed up the story, cuase, you know, a mum would never lie.
"Update – 4:50 p.m. CT: As BrooklynVegan points out, the French band Red Lemons posted an update to Facebook saying they were outside the venue with the members of Eagles of Death Metal when the attack took place. “They’re safe,” Red Lemons’ Facebook page said. “They took a cab.” The mother of EODM drummer Julian Dorio confirmed as much to Washington Post, though she added the whereabouts of several crew members are unknown."
Has the above time line of non-events been discredited since?
Major rags quoting the above lines:
But according to the Daily Mail (and the Drummer of EODM), they were on stage and saw quite a bit of live machine gun action...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ttack.html
The drummer of the American band who were playing in Paris when ISIS terrorists stormed in has described the moment he saw them open fire.... Speaking to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Michael Dorio, the brother of 33-year-old Julian, related his account of what happened inside the Bataclan theater. He said: 'They saw a man with a machine gun just opening fire. They heard more than they could see because of the stage lights.' He said Dorio dived on to the floor of the stage with the rest of the band to avoid the gunshots, then crawled towards the back door of the venue before escaping into the street.
And below is what such a conert looks like "moments before" the said event took place. Great to see that a concert like this can be enjoyed by young and old (check out the grannies on the balcony). It's also nice to have the lights on at a concert
like this - makes it easier for all those in wheel chairs.
"Jubilant fans are seen smiling and waving at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert moments before 89 of them were massacred by ISIS gunmen."
"The pictures are understood to have been taken just a few minutes before three gunmen burst into the venue at 9.40pm (8.40pm GMT) as the Californian rock band were launching into one of their favourites, Kiss The Devil".
Footnote: Looks like my images are not loading - Moderator? Anyhow, here are the links: