So we were rehearsing for the Christmas concert at my school yesterday. My band had been on, and there was an act involving five of my good friends. They were doing a Queen medley in drag. (Me and my friends are 16/17) One of them, Dan, is epileptic. Its never been caused by bright lights before so he didn't even think about going on stage. After about 5 mins of the performance it got to the line "Turning inside out" (Don't Stop Me Now) and he turned around 180 degrees. I was thinking "that's not supposed to happen, hes goofing off" but after he turned he fell backwards onto the stage stairs (landing on his head) and then bounced onto the floor. Mark (on stage) jumped down and grabbed him, put him in the recovery position. I ran from the crowd and supported his head (hurt like hell, he was having STRONG convulsions on a wood floor). The guy I was sitting next to kept him rolled over so Mark could keep in the recovery position and Glen (on stage) ripped off his top and placed in under Dan's head, giving my hands a break. I think we reacted quite well, its the 70 other people in the hall (many of his close friends) that just stood and watched. After the paramedics left, the head of our year said "Well done lads, you re all heroes." Micheal just turned and said "What we did was normal, its the people that just stood and watched their friend that you need to speak to." He's right. Its not like any of us 4 had any medical training, none of us had ever even seen an epileptic seizure before, let alone dealt with one. When it happens on TV, everyone rushes to help, people need to be told "Get back, let him breathe". None of that here. :scowl: Guess this is more of a rant than a story. I do feel pretty good about what we did, but there were many adults there who had basic first aid at least, and his initial recovery was left to the only people that dared help our friend. Thanks for reading this long post. Jack.