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Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:44 PM

It is a sad day for Houston and what happened at the concert.

One of my neighbors grandson was there, he is ok.

Not like my day going to Neil Diamond or the singers at their concerts.

Damn.

RIP for the kids who died.

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Reply It is a sad day for Houston and what happened at the concert. (Original post)
Texaswitchy Nov 2021 OP
Tetrachloride Nov 2021 #1
Texaswitchy Nov 2021 #2
Tetrachloride Nov 2021 #3
Texaswitchy Nov 2021 #4
JI7 Nov 2021 #8
hurple Nov 2021 #5
Texaswitchy Nov 2021 #6
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #7
hurple Nov 2021 #10
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #13
JI7 Nov 2021 #9
BlackSkimmer Nov 2021 #11
XanaDUer2 Nov 2021 #12

Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:50 PM

1. Laws could have been in place to allow police or fire marshal to say no.

Insurance companies could have said no.

The arena could have said no.

The band could have said no.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 03:57 PM

2. When the kids knocked down the fence earlier the concert should have been over

Really.

Damn.




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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 04:11 PM

3. Ah , i wasn't aware of this detail. Not my side of the Atlantic.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 04:17 PM

4. The concert was outdoors.


A lot of kids just tore down the fence and ran in.

No tickets.

A lot of them.

The stage was set for trouble.

My neighbor's grandson was in the middle of it and was one of the injured. Minor injury. He had to go the hospital.





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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 01:41 AM

8. They didn't require tickets for this ?

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 04:21 PM

5. 1979. Cincinnati. 11 people died at a Who concert.

Similar, but different sutuation. The venue was general admission and a huge crowd gathered out front prior to the show, causing those at the front to get crushed. Then, the venue only opened a few doors instead of all the doors which caused the crush of people in the front to get trampled by those further back trying to get in.

That should have been the end of general admission shows. Period. They know what can happen. It has happened before. They don't care. The money is more important than the lives.

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Response to hurple (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 04:26 PM

6. Money

All about.

I remember that.

Astroworld was a amusement park for years.

I had season tickets.

Parents would drop you off and pick you up a night.

It was fun.

I even worked one summer.

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Response to hurple (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 01:35 AM

7. While in NYC (and not there) I as a super Who fan...

... was horrified at what happened. As was the band who weren't told till after the show.

A year or so ago Roger Daltrey (singer/front man) went to visit a HS in one of the surrounding towns where they lost 4 students, and had set up a permanent memorial.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 10:18 AM

10. The local station WCPO made a great documentary about that

You could probably find it on YouTube. I found it on UseNet.

Here it is:

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Response to hurple (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 12:49 PM

13. Thank you.

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Response to hurple (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 01:43 AM

9. Yes, especially when you know it will be a largely young audience

And these days there is no excuse because they can even hold free events and offer tickets online before. People can just bring their phones and they can scan in and so many different ways where they can avoid this .

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 10:38 AM

11. That moron will have to pay a shitload of money for insurance to play anywhere else.

Hes known for inciting crowd violence.

At a concert in Switzerland, he repeatedly encouraged the crowd to f up a young concert attendee. Then he spit on him.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 9, 2021, 11:24 AM

12. That's horrible

What an asshole

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