The founder of bush doof festival Earthcore was the happiest long-time friends had seen him on the day he died on the floor of a Melbourne bar.
Spiros Boursinos had just secured sites for two dance festivals and was celebrating with friends who were helping to arrange the events.
Mr Boursinos started his event business when he was just 17, building Earthcore into an festival that attracted thousands of music lovers like himself.
But he was battling untreated anxiety and slipped into a drug-induced psychosis in the early hours of October 20, 2018.
He called triple zero five times in under 15 minutes while erratically pacing around Antique Bar in Elsternwick, telling the operator that he was being attacked.
"I'm about to get f***ing killed," he said, in one of the calls played in the Victorian Coroners Court on Thursday.
"Don't. Leave me alone. Call the police."
Mr Boursinos first sought mental health treatment more than a decade earlier.
He had financial difficulties - declaring bankruptcy and becoming unemployed for a period - before restarting his Earthcore festival events with mixed results.
He had been able to lock in two upcoming festivals the day he died and friends who were helping with logistics said it was the happiest they'd seen him in a long time.
Steven Boursinos said the family acknowledged his brother had many personal issues including financial difficulties and untreated anxiety.
He said Mr Boursinos had been the victim of relentless online hate groups that made him anxious in the final days of his life.
"But this wasn't written on his forehead and he desperately asked for help," he said.
"His life mattered and one should not die asking for something as basic as a triple-zero phone call."
By the time emergency services were able to determine his exact location the incident had already escalated, lawyer Lindsay Spence told an inquest into Mr Boursinos' death.
CCTV footage showed him pacing and smashing a bottle against a window. He was described as hyper alert, as if he was having a psychotic episode.
Footage shows Mr Boursinos restrained by the bar's owner Sam Falleti, a bartender and another patron for nearly five minutes. He was struggling under Mr Falleti's weight until shortly before police arrived.
Officers handcuffed the unconscious man and placed him in the recovery position while trying to rouse him.
He remained handcuffed for seven minutes until his condition rapidly deteriorated, but despite CPR efforts he died
An autopsy found he had experienced pressure on his neck during the incident, and had cocaine in his system.
Mr Falleti immediately gave a statement to police, describing Mr Boursinos as "freaking out".
"I had never seen anyone behaving like that," he said.
Coroner Jacqui Hawkins will hand down her findings at a later date.
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