Rowdy 311/PAPA ROACH Concert Could Cost Man An Eye

ChannelCincinnati.com is reporting that a 22-year-old man might lose his left eye after a rowdy 311/PAPA ROACH concert Monday (August 15) at Riverbend in Cincinnati, Ohio. [Watch a News 5 video report at this location.]

"I can't sleep, can't eat because medicine makes me sick. It's terrible," Nicolas Holmes said of the injury (photo) that left him with 12 stitches.

Now Holmes said he’s planning to sue the venue for what he says is a lack of security.

He told News 5's Emily Longnecker that one minute he was standing around, waiting for the band 311 to take the stage.

"It turned into chaos all around us," Holmes said.

He said that about 50 people started a mosh pit near him and his friends.

"We get pushed over. Next thing you know, when I'm trying to get up, that's when I was struck. Just instant pain. It was bleeding all over my face. I couldn't see out of both eyes because there was blood everywhere," Holmes said.

Holmes' friends told him they saw the person who hit him, and he said they even gave a description to Riverbend management.

"They didn't want to do nothing. They just wanted me to leave the park," Holmes said.

He told News 5 that Riverbend offer to refund him only half the price of his ticket.

"We provide a safe environment for concert goers. We always have. We've been open for 21 years," Riverbend’s general manager Matt Dunn said.

But Holmes said that’s the last time he’ll ever attend a concert there.

News 5 found 11 police reports since June filed at the venue, most of them having to do with petty thefts and one relating to disorderly conduct.

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