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    Special memorial for 30th Anniversary of The Who Concert Tragedy

    Since there may be some members with strong feelings and recollections about this I just want to express my sympathies.
    30th Anniversary of The Who Concert Tragedy Last Update: 6:59 am

    Victims of the 1979 Who concert tragedy will be remembered at a special memorial service tonight, marking the 30th anniversary of their deaths.

    It was 30 years ago today that 11 people were crushed to death by a massive crowd at the Riverfront Coliseum, which is now U.S. Bank Arena.

    3500 people had tickets with assigned seats to see The Who perform live. 14,000 had tickets for "festival seating". When those eager concert goers heard The Who's sound check, they thought the concert had started and began a massive stampede to get inside, crushing eleven people in the process.

    The band was not told until after the show because authorities feared more crowd problems if the concert were canceled. Since then, festival seating has been banned.

    The vigil will be at U.S. Bank Arena on the plaza level at 7 p.m. tonight. Attendees will walk to Christ Church to hear speakers who survived the night.

    Were you there? Tell us about the concert and your memories of the tragedy by clicking "Add comment".
    http://www.local12.com/news/local/st...dC6Tw6EFQ.cspx
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Special memorial for 30th Anniversary of The Who Concert Tragedy

    Here's a little more info:
    Vigil planned Thursday
    A vigil to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Dec. 3, 1979, Who concert tragedy at Riverfront Coliseum will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the plaza of U.S. Bank Arena.

    The vigil was organized by Kasey Ladd, whose mother, Teva Ladd, was killed at the concert when he was 2 years old; Patti Collins, wife of musician Bootsy Collins, and the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation; and Brian Powers, a music librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

    The vigil will include the lighting of 11 lanterns representing each of the victims and a candlelit walk from the plaza to Christ Church at 318 E. Fourth St. There will be music, speakers and opportunities for prayer and reflection at the church.

    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208377046150
    I don't know why there's two different times so if you have a facebook acct you might want to check out the link above.

    Here's a link to the Enquirer article that was put on their site yesterday:
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...emories+linger
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."


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