Summary: The band Great White was playing a show at a Rhode Island club. They set off fireworks in the building. The wall behind the stage caught fire. The fire spread very quickly. 86 are currently confirmed dead. They are still pulling bodies out. Over 150 more are in the hospital. There was no permit for fireworks at that venue. At this time, it is unclear whether the club owner lied to the band about that, or if the band set the fireworks off without permission.
I’m too upset to work up a good rant. Sorry. But what I want to know is this: Who was the dumbfuck who thought it was a good idea to set off fireworks in a low-ceilinged building?
Even if the club owner lied and told them that they had a permit, shouldn’t the person who set up the fireworks have known it was a bad idea? Shouldn’t any of the roadies or band members have known it was a bad idea? Did the band members insist on having the fireworks put in place against advice?
Gah. I’m just really mad that scores of people are dead over something so stupid and preventable.