Re: Rhode Island Station Fire...
It's a shame how that crap affected Great White's career. So many people blamed them for it, but its just senseless negligence on the owners part. Who the fck has FLAMMABLE soundproofing in a rock club??
as i've said before, this was just a very tragic accident. there is blame on both parts, the band and the owners. the aftermath of the survivors and their families is the hardest part now. there are frivolous lawsuits because of the fire. and companies are settling out of court. i don't understand how Anheuser Busch and the local distributor, Mclauglin and Moran, settled for 21 million. they had absolutely nothing to do with the fire. they wanted to avoid a trial though.
here's what was in the lawsuit
In the lawsuit, theyíre accused of promoting the concert by selling Budweiser beer, T-shirts, and hats, without having inquired about the dangers of the Great White bandís pyrotechnics performance.
i am truly inspired by the bands that played at the benefit. i hope that if nothing else comes of this, that people who deserve the money get it, and that public awareness is heightened to avoid future tragedies like this.
sorry to go off on a rant, but this is an event that has really changed my life.
i probably played over 200 shows there, and been there over 1000 times, as i live about 5 minutes away.
i drive by several times a week and we still see people at the memorial.
i should have been there that night, but thankfully i wasnt. i lost several friends though. so out of respect, lets not get into how it hurt great whites career, or who is to blame. let's try to help the people that really need it.
thanks for listening