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It looks to me like two fairly large guys are involved so that's probably about 400 pounds of weight there. The security guy slams the other guy fairly hard against the piano which should be enough to move almost any piano even one on locked wheels and the piano is on a platform about a foot off the stage and is pushed off the platform which is what causes the piano to overturn. I'd say it's possible even an acoustic grand would done the same thing.
Clearly not a real piano from the underside view. A baby grand would weigh about 650 pounds and would not be so easy to knock 2 to 3 feet.
Btw, the singing was completely uninterrupted, and the music, also completely uninterrupted. Sounds like the whole thing was lip-sync'd, during a live concert no less; fake piano, fake playing, fake singing, fake music.
Somewhere on youtube there is a Steinway concert grand at the CMAs a few years back where some local experts rocked the piano from the piano board over on it's lyre, then it snapped off taking the other two legs with it.
If you are going to do it that way do not wear company logos and make sure the camera isn't behind you.
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At one time one used to see quite a lot of mime artists; they would pop up in the foyers of theatres and other public spaces. These days there seem to be fewer of them and I had assumed that this perhaps reflected a lack of interest on the part of their audience (there is, after all, a limit to the number of times that one can enjoy a performance based on the exploration of a non-existant sheet of glass) I now realise that I was mistaken. What has actually happened is that they have all been given employment miming the part of musicians at pop concerts.
In their honour I have written the following short verse:
You want to be rich but have problems with pitch? Life's better rewarded when it's all pre-recorded!
I would like to add, just in case there are any lawyers combing the site, that my comments do not in any way refer to Mr Justin Bieber, with whose work I am unfamiliar, but to a more general trend in the music industry. I would also like to add that my name is not Jean-Claude and that I do not live in France. I am in fact an unemployed window-cleaner's assistant and live in appalling poverty with my latest wife and my thirteen children in Eastern Albania.
It looks like the fan was just going for a close look and it seems unbelievable how rude and gross that security guard jumps onto both justin and that fan. Did anybody get injured by that behaviour? Is that considered normal??
Freeze framing through it, there's a flash photo that reveals that it does have keys. But not much else. With the top gone, there's nothing inside that looks like a plate. The guy lifting the back end just before the leg breaks off appears to be using only one hand. Clearly not heavy enough for a real one....
There is a well-known, but slightly antiquated, Dutch expression for the kind of trousers the guy is wearing. It is called "drollenvanger", which literally means (please look away): turd-catcher. I guess this is self-explanatory. Which brings us far away from our concerns for the poor piano. I don't know any male garment that could count as a piano-catcher though -- the piano being real or fake as the case may be.