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  • Another Rock Club Tragedy

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/02/21/deadly.nightclub.fire/index.html

    "-- A fast-moving fire -- ignited by an indoor pyrotechnics display during a concert -- killed at least 54 people late Thursday at a Providence, Rhode Island-area nightclub, officials said."

    "One of the group's guitarists, Ty Longley , was among the missing."
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    Ty is from my hometown here and i know his parents real well. he's quite the talented kid. this is truly sad.
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  • #2
    these guys are bigger *******s than i thought.
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    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--nightclubfire-nj0221feb21,0,693461.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

    "NEWARK, N.J. -- The owner and employees of a well-known New Jersey rock 'n' roll club said the band Great White failed to tell them they would use pyrotechnics for a concert there a week before a deadly blaze at the band's Rhode Island show."

    "Pyrotechnics are not allowed at the Stone Pony because of its low ceilings, so DiCapua said he and club security chief Bill Alexander were especially shocked when the display erupted. DiCapua said Great White's road crew had been meticulous in setting up for the show, and that the pyrotechnics must have been brought onto the stage just before the music started"
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    • #3
      Back in the early 90

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      • #4
        Great White is in a whole bunch of doo doo. They leave a trail of not asking permission from nightclub owners to use pyrotechnics. I don't believe them when they say they asked permission. The truth more than likely is...that they weren't told no, so they assumed it was o.k. and killed close to 100 people.

        What gawd awful negligence...Lord have mercy.

        What I think is, you'll see lawsuits DEFINITELY on the band. Criminal charges. Then you'll see civil suits on the nightclub owners. My question of the day is...they say the ages ranged from birthdates of 1966 to 1987...why were 16 year olds in a nightclub at 11pm?

        [ 02-21-2003, 08:07 PM: Message edited by: Tprspouse ]
        "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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        • #5
          quote:
          Originally posted by Tprspouse:
          Great White is in a whole bunch of doo doo. They leave a trail of not asking permission from nightclub owners to use pyrotechnics. I don't believe them when they say they asked permission. The truth more than likely is...that they weren't told no, so they assumed it was o.k. and killed close to 100 people.

          What gawd awful negligence...Lord have mercy.

          http://www.thesmokinggun.com/doc_o_day/doc_o_day.shtml

          The band Great White's performance rider contains no mention whatsoever of pyrotechnics being used during the rock group's current tour of clubs and small theaters, The Smoking Gun has learned. "

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          • #6
            One of the club's owners is a well known Boston TV reporter who only transferred to a RI station weeks ago. I heard one report that he and camera guy were in his club to ironically, do a story of "safety at nightclubs" because of the recent 21 club deaths in Illinois(?). He was apparently getting footage for the story.

            I agree that the band is screwed but I think the owners are as well. Even if the Great White did not seek/get authorization for fireworks, where was the club manager when they brought the stuff in and set it up in plain view on the stage? Nobody from the club did a safety check of the area?

            The latest death toll I hear is 96. [Frown]
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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by Tprspouse:
              My question of the day is...they say the ages ranged from birthdates of 1966 to 1987...why were 16 year olds in a nightclub at 11pm?

              I go to a club for concerts that has an upstairs for the over-21 crowd, and the under-21 have to stay downstairs. they dont allow liquor downstairs. i dont know how this club might have worked it. i do know that there are kids younger than 16 that go to concerts. sometimes the parents are waiting outside for them, rather than suffering with the music [Wink]

              This is an unbelievable tragedy. i do agree that it will probably show that both the band and the club were at some fault. It's always so shocking when you have SO many killed.

              [ 02-22-2003, 02:26 PM: Message edited by: jellybean40 ]
              "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

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              • #8
                quote:
                Originally posted by Tprspouse:
                Great White is in a whole bunch of doo doo. They leave a trail of not asking permission from nightclub owners to use pyrotechnics.

                While several of the news networks have reported incidents of club owners comlaining about Great White not asking permission, one of the networks reported yesterday of documented cases where they had asked.

                I suspect it is still a little early to point the finger of blame.

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                • #9
                  I bet the ones where they didn't get a little bit more attention...and even 1 or 2 cases will probably be enough evidence to make them look guilty as hell in this case.
                  "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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                  • #10
                    I was watching Fox News the following morning, they had Jack Russel on there running his mouth, I was telling my wife, "Man he should shut up".

                    Any word on Ty Longley?

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                    • #11
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by MadMax:


                      Any word on Ty Longley?

                      local paper today reported his body has been identified. sad.
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