October 3, 2002
TEENAGE WASTELAND:Morning's Glory: The smash album Morning View rockets Incubus into the big-time (JENNIFER KOHL, 9/26/02, City Beat)
As a touring musician who has witnessed all types of concert scenarios, Pasillas has a unique perspective on the lifting of Cincinnati's festival seating ban. The ban, instituted in 1979 after the tragic death of 11 concert-goers attending Riverfront Coliseum's Who concert, will be lifted for Bruce Springsteen's upcoming performance at the same venue.
"I think lifting it (the ban) would be cool because that was a long time ago and security measures weren't up to what they are now," he says. "So I think it's going to be a huge difference. We've been playing huge 80,000 people festivals in Europe, for example, and they have been doing it for so long. They have good means of security and they rarely, rarely have incidents. Even if you have seating, you can have an incident. It's still possible. It's come a lot further than it was."
The band sounds interesting but lifting the ban sounds not only idiotic but disrespectful to the poor folks who died needlessly at that Who show just twenty years ago. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 3, 2002 5:12 PM