• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Topic: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Orcas Island
    Posts
    11,454

    Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    There is a report on CBS News
    After members of the band La Excelencia in Guadalajara, Mexico refused to play more songs after closing time, irate members of the audience killed two members of the band and detonated a grenade inside the bar, Vida Divina, according to Mexican newspaper El Occidental.

    A 26-year-old woman attending the concert was also shot and injured.

    According to El Occidental, four drunk men aggressively demanded the band play more after their set ended - and they did - for a while. After they stopped around 4 a.m. local time Monday morning, one of the men threw a grenade at the stage, and people ran out of the bar. As they did, two of the band members were shot.
    This is horrific. Maybe think twice about accepting a gig south of the border.

  2. #2

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    I've have been on one gig in my life (in Fordyce, Arkansas) where we played behind actual chicken wire, but nothing like this! I guess those "guests" are passionate about their music. When is Garritan coming out with Kevlar vests?
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

  3. #3

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    Here ya go...a new product line!

    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

  4. #4

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    Reminds me a bit of accounts I've read about opera performances in the 18th and 19th centuries. We tend to think of opera as a rather genteel art form, but back then there were factions in the audience who battled it out over singers, throwing wine bottles and similar missiles at the stage, etc. It could get pretty nasty sometimes, but imagine what it would've been like if they had hand grenades and other modern weapons back then. I could just see this headline:

    Mozart's Marriage of Figaro Premiered Last Night
    Casualties Surprisingly Light, Say Vienna Police

    (Sorry, but I have a pretty dark sense of humor.)

    Steve
    If you'd like to hear a couple of pieces I might actually finish someday, please visit my virtual concert hall.

  5. #5
    Senior Member fastlane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Shelton, Washington State
    Posts
    3,019

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    I was recently south of the border and I thought I was going to be killed several times.

    This was just riding with my partner's daughter and son-in-law.


    Phil

  6. #6

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    Wow.

    I've seen / heard of violance threatened against musicians because their music was not liked, but not not because they lacked infinite endurance. The particularly disturbing thing is the grenade. These musicians who I love refuse to play all night, thus they + anyone else nearby must die. Such casual application of extreme violance in public, without much of a motive. It's scary.
    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." – Henry Thoreau


  7. #7

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    Was the instrumentation sax and violins?
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

  8. #8

    Re: Musicians Killed after Refusing to Play Longer

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark View Post
    Was the instrumentation sax and violins?
    Hah, good one!

    Actually, a few weeks ago I came up with the idea for writing a piece with that same title. Then I would follow it up with another piece for saxophone ensemble and call it Group sax.
    If you'd like to hear a couple of pieces I might actually finish someday, please visit my virtual concert hall.

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •