Fans who waited outside mistook the Who's later-than-expected soundcheck for the actual concert and rushed the venue, finding only a few doors actually unlocked. Rock's Worst Mishaps and Tragedies. Still, producer Hugh Wilson was initially against the idea, scripted by stalwart writer Steven Kampmann.
Nonetheless, this concert utilized the ticketing process of unreserved so-called festival seating, meant more for open-air and open-field venues.
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Watch News Coverage of the Stampede. By then, the Cincinnati municipal council had banned festival seating, heeding calls for such a ban that had been made as early as 1976.
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The origin of this disaster can be traced in part to the practice of general-admission seating; 7,000 concertgoers rushed to secure first-come, first-served spots at the edge of the stage.
Such dark inspiration, no matter how pertinent, can kill the spirit of comedy. When the City Council reinstated festival seating in 2004, it did so with restrictions such as requiring additional emergency personnel and increasing the floor space-to-person ratio. They're our bread and butter. Entertainment News.
Almost three dozen lawsuits were filed following the December 1979 tragedy. No Cincinnati date is planned.