20,000 Fans Attend Music Festival then Flee for Their Lives

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by dtripoli, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    BARCELONA, Spain — A huge fire at a music festival in Spain forced the
    evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers and incinerated the event's stage in
    Barcelona, the regional government said Sunday.

    The festival in Barcelona was one of several offshoots of a main "Tomorrowland" festival in Belgium.
    Organizers said the Barcelona event was canceled following the fire....Ya think so?

    ..and let the cliches begin...

  2. I thought Nickelback was appearing.
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  3. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Tommowland? Isn't that a Disney thing? If it is then, the 21st century in not turning out how I thought it would.
    I hope all the musicians got their instruments out. Doubt whether amps and drum kits survived.
  4. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    It may not have been on water--so to speak--but hopefully all are well...
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  5. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    it was "EDM DJ" Steve Aoki who was about to play, apparently... so hopefully all the pre-recorded USB sticks got out OK. some of those things are vintage models that date back to 2016.

    it did look dramatic but no one was hurt, thankfully.
  6. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon

    I thought huge fires were part of the draw in some concerts.

  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    A Bangkok club burned down with almost everyone trapped inside. It was pretty horrible & started by pyrotechnics the band was using.

    Santika Club fire - Wikipedia

    Oops, initial reports said it was pyrotechnics onstage, but after the investigation they determined it was from fireworks outside that lit the roof.
  8. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    The strange thing is that everyone left the area in a calm and collected fashion. No screaming, no crying, no running, pretty boring for a festival :p
  9. Someone did not use Speakon Connectors. :eek:
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  10. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    What, 20,000 people showed up to watch some guy run a computer?
    That's like paying to see the forest on a movie screen rather than being in the forest.
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  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    The draw is not the guy, it's the event itself. You rarely go to the club for the DJ, you go to mingle, dance and enjoy life. Same principle here, just outdoors and much, much bigger in scope.
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  12. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Awww. What did you do that for? @dtripoli was just getting warmed up for a good curmudgeon rant
  13. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Sorry, I'm still trying to figure out all this curmudgeon biz myself :) Didn't mean to step on any toes. I need more practice, clearly. Maybe when I'm 55 in a few more years. . . (2)
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  14. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Did anyone see George Clooney hanging around with a strange looking kid?

  15. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Don't get me wrong, i like some electronic stuff, but Steve Aoki... not so much.
  16. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois