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DMB being sued by Illinois

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Yngvai X, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    just read this over at the Petrucci forum:

    CHICAGO -- The state of Illinois sued the Dave Matthews Band on Tuesday
    > for allegedly dumping up to 800 pounds of liquid human waste from a bus
    > into the Chicago River, dousing a tour boat filled with passengers.
    >
    > The lawsuit accuses the band and one of its bus drivers of violating state
    > water pollution and public nuisance laws. It seeks $70,000 in civil
    > penalties.
    >
    > "Our driver has stated that he was not involved in this incident," band
    > spokesman John Vlautin said in a statement.
    >
    > He said the band "will continue to be cooperative in this investigation."
    >
    > According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 8 a bus leased by the band was heading
    > to a downtown hotel where members were staying. As the bus crossed the
    > Kinzie Street bridge, the driver allegedly emptied the contents of the
    > septic tank through the bridge's metal grating into the river below.
    >
    > More than 100 people on an architecture tour were showered with
    > foul-smelling waste. The attorney general's office said no one was
    > seriously injured.
    >
    > "This incident may be unique, but that does not lessen the environmental
    > or public health risks posed by the release of at least 800 pounds of
    > liquid human waste into a busy waterway and onto a crowded tour boat,"
    > Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement.
    >
    > After the incident, the boat's captain turned the vessel around and took
    > passengers back to the dock. Everyone received refunds, and the boat was
    > cleaned with disinfectant.

    Pretty shitty of DMB if you ask me (literally!)
     
  2. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    I watched that on Good monrning america this morning, it was funny how they were wording it, to try to make it sound less disgusting...

    I think I like DMB again though now =)
     
  3. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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  4. ABQShredHead

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    Yeah, I saw GMA as well - they said one woman on the boat had her mouth open. It didn't sound like they were joking...
     
  5. The Metal Chick

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    My mom listens to talk radio, and they had some people from the boat call in...lot of them got sick from it, so I fail to see the humor in the whole incident. However, I do know that if I ever take the Architectural Boat Tour, I'll be looking up at the bridges for passing tour busses...
     
  6. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    Don't look up...thats how they got it in their eyes and mouths in the first place ;)
     
  7. Zax666

    Zax666 The Prince Of Ice. Almost

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    That is pretty messed up.
     
  8. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Oh, well. Shit happens.
     
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    800 pounds? Good god
     
  10. The Metal Chick

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    :lol: well then I'll just get myself a bio-suit.
     
  11. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    So, MC sicne yer in Illionois, and your state is suing DMB, do you get like .000001% of the settlement?
     
  12. -Rivfader-

    -Rivfader- Klingons on Uranus

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    I would have jumped into the river if that happened to me. Nasty.

    Screw DMB too they suck.
     
  13. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    This story is hilarious on tons of levels, especially the irony of a band revered by hippies contributing to water pollution...
     
  14. Wicked Inferno

    Wicked Inferno Child of the Wicked

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    terrible pun, by the way.
     
  15. dargormudshark

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    Isn't that what they have been doing since they were together, dumping crap on the american public?
     
  16. The Metal Chick

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    heh yeah right.
     
  17. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    It would be funny to get a check for like 4 cents from Dave matthews though, wouldnt it?
     
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    Yes, I would die laughing.
     
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    They could base a music video off this, "Don't drink the fecies" :D
     
  20. Beelzebub

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    Damnit! Two weeks away at uni an I miss all this good conversation and stuff.

    I actually read that article a while ago. I think DMB should be sued for noise pollution if anything at all.
     

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