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clockwork
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posted 29 April 2003 10:43 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is ridiculous:

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Christian rock band Creed's performance at a Chicago arena last December may well prove to be the most expensive gig in rock history. Not for its spectacular effects, or insane backstage demands: four fans of the band are attempting to sue them for £1.3m in damages, claiming that the band "failed to perform substantially" at the show. Lead singer Scott Stapp is alleged to have been either so drunk or so stoned that he was "unable to sing a single Creed song". Instead, he frequently left the stage, rolled around on the floor and "appeared to pass out".

Satisfaction - or your money back!

I didn't realize Creed was a Christian band. Explains why the guy was drunk, I guess...


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verbatim
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posted 29 April 2003 10:50 PM      Profile for verbatim   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How the hell are they doing to prove £1.3M in damages? Were they all rendered quadraplegic?
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clockwork
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posted 29 April 2003 11:03 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Emotional distress…. Like, say, if I bought a Creed CD and listened to it, I think the mental and emotion distress is worth at least a couple grand. So imagine if you paid some inflated price for a Creed concert through ticketmaster…. Shivers!
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'lance
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posted 30 April 2003 12:14 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Plaintiffs are unlikely to get very far with this. I brought private prosecutions against the "Rolling Stones," ca. Some Girls, and the "Clash," ca. Cut the Crap, for impersonating the real Stones and Clash, respectively. Fizzled out in obscure legal manoeuvres.

[ 30 April 2003: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 30 April 2003 02:00 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In consideration of the fact Creed didn't play, I'd dismiss the suit on the basis of "no harm, no foul."


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Doug
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posted 30 April 2003 02:19 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'd say "caveat emptor". Ticket buyers were perfectly capable of finding out that Creed sucked well in advance.
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