Friday, December 07, 2007

Fuming over Trans-Siberian Orchestra


I heard the concert at the World Arena on Wednesday was great musically, but potentially hazardous.

As we'd reported in GO! last week, the band uses a lot of explosives and pyrotechnics. Apparently, the World Arena shut off its ventilation, so that the show's fake snowflakes wouldn't gum up the works. As a result, some audience members were subjected to some pretty nasty fumes from the fires.

I don't know what the solution to this is. You can't have the Trans-Siberian Orchestra without explosions, can you? Maybe they could just hand out gas masks next year.

2 Comments:

Blogger ¬©Hotbutton Press said...

I think the World Arena staff needs to hear that this sort of practice is illegal. If they can't accomodate the show without potentially injurious behavior to the performers as well as the guests, then don't book 'em.

12:32 PM  
Blogger ¬©Hotbutton Press said...

Before someone reports the World Arena, maybe they could consult with Monona Rossol to correct their problems:

http://www.artscraftstheatersafety.org/oshainspections.html

I find this situation to be quite alarming and hope they handle it.

12:37 PM  

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