During a Sydney performance of "Seek and Destroy," Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is kicking balloons around the stage. He winds up, swings his foot, and—uh oh. Was that a child that just went flying?
Liveleak published video from an audience member. As Hammett staggers across the stage, seeking and destroying balloons, a small child stands at the stage's edge wearing sound-proof earmuffs and yellow pants. (Maybe a roadie's kid?) Hammett swings his foot, kicks a balloon, and suddenly the child is flying through the air. Later, someone picks the kid up and carries him away.
[There was a video here]
Uh, yikes! Of all things to accidentally kick during "Seek and Destroy," a small child is among the worst possibilities. Here's hoping the baby's OK, and that this all turns into a really funny story a decade or two from now. [Liveleak]