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6 Hospitalized After Concert Fog Machine Malfunction
CBS) ^ | July 22, 2012 11:35 AM | Kim Marriner

Posted on 07/22/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Six people were hospitalized Saturday after a malfunctioning fog machine discharged carbon dioxide at a Hollywood concert.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. at the Avalon on 1735 North Vine Street. The band Midnight Red was about to take the stage in front of 400 concertgoers when visibility was reduced to near zero.

KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner spoke with Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey, who said scores of firefighters and paramedics responded.

“A large volume of carbon dioxide that was being used as theatrical fogging effects filled the venue…a total of 22 people received medical attention at the scene. Six were taken to the hospital, all in good to fair condition,” said Humphrey.

Symptoms ranged from headaches to dizziness to skin burns that resembled minor frostbite.

Those taken to hospitals ranged in age from 6 to 20, according to the fire department.

Many of young people at the show were in town for Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: co2; fogmachine; midnightred

1 posted on 07/22/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

no gas masks?


2 posted on 07/22/2012 6:35:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
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To: BenLurkin

Time to ban smoke machines! /sarc


3 posted on 07/22/2012 6:36:26 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: BenLurkin

was fog hat playing?


4 posted on 07/22/2012 6:41:23 PM PDT by brivette
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To: BenLurkin

That concert was fogging cool dude.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 6:45:16 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: BenLurkin

Time to ban smoke machines those things can kill..quick someone get Dianne Feinstein on the phone stat


6 posted on 07/22/2012 6:45:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BenLurkin

What about the contribution to globul warming?


7 posted on 07/22/2012 6:46:09 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SoKatt

Time to ban smoke machines! /sarc”

Probably not as sarcastic as you think - they are in the process of banning anyone and everything else in the state that emits anything resembling smoke.

Wonder what they are going to do with people in the winter in the colder part of the state when they emit “smoke” as part of the natural exhaling process. Probably have to wear a sign that says “This is not smoke I am exhaling”.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 6:47:02 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thread titles ought to indicate some details. Before clicking I was wondering if it was a symphony orchestra concert or an opera.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: BenLurkin

Could've been worse.

10 posted on 07/22/2012 6:50:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Properly working fog machine.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: martin_fierro

My favorite scene from a comedy, EVER!


12 posted on 07/22/2012 6:53:50 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: SoKatt

I hate them! I was playing Gotton’s “Elmira Street Boogie” as a break song. Not that easy a song tom play, when the A-holes turned on the smoke machine. I could hardly see what I was playing, and coughing to boot!


13 posted on 07/22/2012 6:56:33 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: martin_fierro

Surprised it took 10 posts.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 6:57:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: umgud
We can't have aerosol cans and they allow these things?
15 posted on 07/22/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: BenLurkin

6 year old dies at Batman movie at Midnioght. 6 year old hurt here. WTF are these parents thinking?


16 posted on 07/22/2012 7:05:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin

lets wait and see how long before MSNBC ties the incident to Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 7:08:21 PM PDT by Reality_News
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To: BenLurkin

Oh wow man. I always wanted to play with one of these machines!


18 posted on 07/22/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by Figment
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To: BenLurkin

"it waz a gas mannnnn"

19 posted on 07/22/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise

It’s quite unusual that only 6 attendees got fogged up at a rock concert!


20 posted on 07/22/2012 7:17:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: martin_fierro

I thought stonehenge was a wee bit larger than that?


21 posted on 07/22/2012 7:22:06 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’s “Gatton” not Gotton.

Probably imported chinese garbage from chauvet lighting.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 7:43:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: bicyclerepair

“It’s “Gatton” not Gotton.”

Typo, Sorry. Playing guitar came so easy to me,,, I never really worked at it. When Guitar Player came out with the the issue of the world’s greatest unknown guitar player,,,, I was profoundly embarrassed! I had been so lazy! I busted my butt to learn Gatton, Jerry Reed, and finally Donahue music. My style is my own, but I learned so much from them!


23 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:46 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: brivette
'Chu says Foghat...?
24 posted on 07/22/2012 11:46:41 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

“The hair pollution is a fogging up my eyes...”


25 posted on 07/23/2012 2:24:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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