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(NYPost)   Pyrotechnics fire in nightclub kills at least 200 Brazilian people in Santa Maria   (nypost.com) divider line 182
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2013-01-27 07:52:06 AM  
Wow, and I thought the one in RI was bad.

I can't believe it's been 10 years since that happened.
 
2013-01-27 07:52:10 AM  
So is anyone left alive to read this? Am I the last person left alive?
 
2013-01-27 07:52:30 AM  
That's a lot of people!

No really, it is. :-(
 
2013-01-27 07:52:48 AM  
Was it In the Still of the Night?
 
2013-01-27 07:53:45 AM  
My God. . .how many people are in a Brazillian?

/I keed, I keed.
 
2013-01-27 07:54:53 AM  
greatwhitemissmeyet.jpeg

/you know someone will make one
 
2013-01-27 07:55:00 AM  
Really sad, people need to stop using pyrotechnics in small clubs.
 
2013-01-27 07:55:41 AM  
Great White brought in for questioning.
 
2013-01-27 07:57:18 AM  
Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics once, shame on me.

Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics again, once bitten twice shy

/I'm not very good at this
 
2013-01-27 07:57:34 AM  

justoneznot: Really sad, people need to stop using pyrotechnics in small clubs.


Or people need to stop covering the walls and ceilings with extremely flammable material.

Or both.
 
2013-01-27 07:58:15 AM  
Was the nightclub named Em Chamas?
 
2013-01-27 07:58:34 AM  
From the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21220308

They say the fire began when a band on stage started a fireworks display at the Kiss nightclub in the city of Santa Maria, in Rio Grande do Sul state.


A reporter at the scene told local radio that the nightclub had a capacity for up to 2,000 people and was believed to be full on a Saturday night.

Thick smoke engulfed the venue after acoustic insulation caught fire, officials say.


 I'm noticing a trend here....
 
2013-01-27 07:58:38 AM  
I'm surprised none of the "hot young Brazilian clubgoer" headlines made it.
 
2013-01-27 07:59:39 AM  
"I just got out because I'm very strong, they died because they were weak." he said.
 
2013-01-27 07:59:52 AM  
Derwood: Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics once, shame on me.

Blow up a night club with pyrotechnics again, once bitten twice shy You won't get fooled again.

/I'm not very good at this

FTFY

/It's a saying down in Texas...maybe in Tennessee...but definitely Texas
 
2013-01-27 07:59:54 AM  
Too bad Funky Claude wasn't there to save the day. That's a lot of people that probably died mostly because of panic.
 
2013-01-27 08:00:20 AM  
this headline sucks
 
2013-01-27 08:00:38 AM  

stratagos: I'm surprised none of the "hot young Brazilian clubgoer" headlines made it.


Oh my, that's just awful...and that made me chuckle too.

You sick farks have corrupted me!
 
2013-01-27 08:03:16 AM  
After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.
 
2013-01-27 08:03:34 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Wow, and I thought the one in RI was bad.

I can't believe it's been 10 years since that happened.


Same here.  Actually played there a few times, and to this day I still don't know how it feels to be so goddamned dumb that lighting anything larger than a lighter on that stage was a GOOD idea.  Hell, never mind the whole "flammable walls" thing, you could touch the light rigs while you played!

\and don't get me started on the fire inspectors, they deserved prison time as much as everyone else
 
2013-01-27 08:04:24 AM  

Silverstaff: My God. . .how many people are in a Brazillian?


As many people as the loose whore lets in!

/Ba-dum-tssh.
//My apologies to all the non-Brazillian loose whores that joke offended.
 
2013-01-27 08:05:37 AM  
Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, was quoted by the paper as saying that he helped people to escape. "I just got out because I'm very strong," he said.

I have no doubt that this guy has uttered the phrase "Come at me Bro!!" at some point.
 
2013-01-27 08:05:40 AM  

Slartibeerfest: After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.


...to be opposed by the fire rights nuts saying they have every right to have their nightclubs as fire-unsafe as possible.
 
2013-01-27 08:06:45 AM  
Relieved his record has been finally broken.

www.dogbreedinfo.com
 
2013-01-27 08:06:53 AM  
pwn3d
 
2013-01-27 08:07:01 AM  
This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.
 
2013-01-27 08:08:25 AM  

Slartibeerfest: After the RI disaster the fire safety codes changed dramatically, I foresee a similar update in Brazil's future.


Probably just in time for the World Cup too.

Because I can guarantee you that this is the first thing going through the minds of officials in Brazil at the moment.
 
2013-01-27 08:08:28 AM  
Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"
 
2013-01-27 08:08:35 AM  

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


I try not to go see shiatty bands in tiny firetraps.
 
2013-01-27 08:09:08 AM  

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


What's an out exit? Does it differ from an in exit?
 
2013-01-27 08:09:15 AM  
The Nina and the Pina wanted for questioning?
 
2013-01-27 08:09:31 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"


BENGHAZI!!!!
 
2013-01-27 08:09:59 AM  
snark aside, this is horrible. I've never once considered something like this happening to me, And I've been to raves before where there were 20,000-30,000 stuffed in on one dance floor (like at the Staples Center) on New years eve.
 
2013-01-27 08:10:40 AM  

Kyosuke: Uchiha_Cycliste: Great reporting...
"He said at least 200 people were injured. The cause of the fire is not yet known, officials said. The total number of victims is still unclear and there may be hundreds injured,"

BENGHAZI!!!!


Of course! It's all so clear all of a sudden.
 
2013-01-27 08:10:56 AM  

badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.


I'm sure it's the first thing on every clubhopper's mind when they go out
 
2013-01-27 08:10:59 AM  

Turfshoe: Ezekiel Corte Real, 23, was quoted by the paper as saying that he helped people to escape. "I just got out because I'm very strong," he said.


Translation: "I pushed down a bunch of girls and climbed over them so I could get out."
 
2013-01-27 08:12:05 AM  
They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...
 
2013-01-27 08:12:56 AM  
Regarding the RI disaster, I read somewhere that a lot of people died in the doorway of the club because as people tried to escape the fire, they would fall/accidentally get pushed down. Then the people in back of them would fall on top of them.
 
2013-01-27 08:13:05 AM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: The Nina and the Pina wanted for questioning?


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2013-01-27 08:15:29 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...


Yes, but I will guarantee you that the Staples Center isn't insulated with flammable material and that they didn't set off fireworks next to it.

It's one thing to do it in a sports arena, it's another to do it in a regular sized building.
 
2013-01-27 08:15:46 AM  

Kyosuke: Or people need to stop covering the walls and ceilings with extremely flammable material.


The problem is, despite the full knowledge that said materials could save lives, they still charge a ton for them.  IIRC, it would've cost the Derderians about $350-400k to soundproof the main room at The Station, and that was for maaybe 2000 square feet of soundproofing, ten years ago. (None of which would've worked, BTW - they still had solarium windows in the pool room directly off the main floor.)
 
2013-01-27 08:17:19 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Uchiha_Cycliste: They even had fireworks inside the Staples Center, with multiple tens of thousands of us all packed in there.
Jesus,...

Yes, but I will guarantee you that the Staples Center isn't insulated with flammable material and that they didn't set off fireworks next to it.

It's one thing to do it in a sports arena, it's another to do it in a regular sized building.


That's all true. But if (god forbid) something did somehow go wrong and a big ire did break out... I mean, we are squeezed in there like sardines on the main dance floor, especially at midnight.
 
2013-01-27 08:18:40 AM  
In a strange way it actually pays to be a hipster.

If your favorite band is a one-armed Mongolian who atonally throws discarded batteries against overstretched rubber cargo tie-downs while reciting "Mr. Belvedere" scripts with the punctuation removed and he only plays "pop-up" gigs in the kitchens of abandoned Arthur Treacher's franchises, you can be fairly sure your life will be panicked-trampling resistant.
 
2013-01-27 08:19:08 AM  
Great White is demanding a Mulligan.
 
2013-01-27 08:20:04 AM  

skinink: Regarding the RI disaster, I read somewhere that a lot of people died in the doorway of the club because as people tried to escape the fire, they would fall/accidentally get pushed down. Then the people in back of them would fall on top of them.


40 out of the 100 that died there died in the exit hallway, or directly leading into it.  At least a few of those deaths are also retraceable to Great White & the security dumbasses who blocked the stage door for a minute or two before realizing they were in trouble.
 
2013-01-27 08:20:42 AM  
I didn't practice for Santa Maria,
For the pyrotechnic ball,
We set the club on fire and we,
We killed them all....
 
2013-01-27 08:21:33 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: In a strange way it actually pays to be a hipster.

If your favorite band is a one-armed Mongolian who atonally throws discarded batteries against overstretched rubber cargo tie-downs while reciting "Mr. Belvedere" scripts with the punctuation removed and he only plays "pop-up" gigs in the kitchens of abandoned Arthur Treacher's franchises, you can be fairly sure your life will be panicked-trampling resistant.


How did you know that's what I do on Saturday nights?
 
2013-01-27 08:23:04 AM  

Derwood: Was it In the Still of the Night?


www.rockmusicstar.com +/- www.spirit-of-metal.com

/not equal...yes its early so I probably did not get the joke....
//hair band...
 
2013-01-27 08:24:25 AM  
I have played many gigs in which I was keenly aware I would be trapped if a fire were to break out.
 
2013-01-27 08:27:13 AM  

Serious Black: badhatharry: This is scary. Always scope the out exits. I try not to be too far from them in a crowded building.

What's an out exit? Does it differ from an in exit?


I meant to say scope out the exits.
 
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