(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A concertgoer who attended the Blink 182 concerts at the PNC Band Arts Center in Homdel, NJ on May 24, 2002, is suing the venue and the promoter, Clear Channel Entertainment, and the venue's security company, for injuries suffered in the mosh pit. Noah Brooks, the litigant, claims he was not a mosher but was looking for friends in the pit, where he was struck in the nose and knocked to the ground, according to the Asbury Park Press.
He reportedly suffered fractures around his nose and eyes, with his nose requiring surgery, according to his attorney, James F. Fine. The lawsuit filed September 1 in New Jersey Superior Court, Momouth County, alleges the venue failed to provide adequate security and crowd control and a safe environment for concert patrons.
Clear Channel Entertainment does not comment on lawsuits. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen