When I read this paragraph from this article in my morning newspaper I almost choked on my cereal!!!
Russell said the band is canceling the rest of its tour. "We lost the guitar player. I can’t see going out and having fun after that,” he said. "It’s the most horrible tragedy I’ve ever had happen in my entire life. What are you going to say that’s not going to cheapen it? I’m numb. I’m just numb.”
Humm…cancel the rest of the tour. Can’t see going out and havng fun…
Pyothechnics in an old wooden building with a very low celing…
WE WOULDN’T WANT TO DEPRIVE YOU OF YOUR ‘FUN’ WOULD WE!
(Sorry for the shout but I had to get that out.)
Either the man really is still numb (I sincerly hope so!), all those years of loud music has lead to serious brain damage or he is lining up for the “World’s Biggist Idiot of the Year Award”.
My money is on the later. I saw the interview where he said they asked for the club owner’s permission and received it. Assuming the owners’ denials are corrrect either someone in his band organization lied to him, he just assumed permission was asked and given or he is lying.
After hearing the owner of the Stone Pony’s convincing story and hearing on the news that at least four other clubs were never asked for permission to use pyrotechnics, I think he was stupid enough to assume permission has always been asked during the tour.
A curse on Mr. Russell if he is lying or the person who lied to Mr. Russell if my either of my first two assumptions are correct.
Oh, and a pox on The Station’s owners and or managers if they gave permission for the pyrotechnics in that fire trap.
And while I’m at it, a double pox on keeping the second floor club in Chicago open after receiving a court order to NOT use the second floor.
A triple pox on the lawyers who were greedy enough to get paid for repeatedly going to court to keep the second floor club open with the building code violations as is.
Closed means ‘closed until the place is brought up to the building code’ to any person with any sense in their heads instead of greed!
Sorry about adding the part about the Chicago tragedy but that’s been bothering me all week. The second RI tragedy and Mr. Russell’s inane comments just set me off to my first Pit post.