July 13, 2012

Civilization continues to crumble

Woman sues Justin Bieber and handlers, claims his show gave her permanent ear damage.

Stacey Wilson Betts has filed a lawsuit that claims after taking her daughter to the “Boyfriend” singer’s Portland, Oregon show on July 14, 2010, she suffered ear damage from his screaming fans and from a "heart-shaped aluminum/steel gondola" that Bieber got into.

As a result of singing in it, he "created a wave like effect of screaming by pointing into various sections of the arena. Then enticed the crowd into a frenzy of screams by continuously waving his arms in a quick and upward motion,” says the lawsuit, which was obtained by TMZ.

She said the gondola was responsible for being a "sound conductor” that “permanently damaged both of my ears.”

Betts is seeking $9.23 million in damages for this and she’s not only suing Biber himself, but his record label, the concert promoter and the arena.

Ye gad. The loudest concerts I ever attended were at the old Spectrum in Philly (since torn down). I saw Genesis (1983), Yes (twice -- 1984, 1988) and took my then-young sisters to see Duran Duran (1984). And the Spectrum was loud. My ears would ring for at least a couple days afterward. But guess what? I knew that going in. If it was too loud -- to the point of actually hurting my ears -- get this: I'd leave. This idiot Betts woman could have done precisely the same thing. Period. End of story.


Posted by Hube at July 13, 2012 10:11 AM | TrackBack

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I've never actually been to any concerts (my dad saw a ton of concerts when he was younger, at the old Met Stadium in Minneapolis). Sad, I know, but I didn't exactly grow up in an era of good music. With that said, that woman is an idiot and her lawsuit is another example of the numerous frivilous lawsuits in this country... my cousin, who is a lawyer in Boston, has told me many stories about stuff like this.

And didn't the Flyers and Sixers play at the Spectrum?

Posted by: Carl at July 15, 2012 01:46 AM

Yes indeed -- the Flyers and Sixers played at the Spectrum. Saw many a Sixers game there (b/c they were very good then -- Dr. J, Moses Malone, Andrew Toney). Never saw a Flyers game until they moved to their new arena, unfortunately.

Posted by: Hube at July 15, 2012 10:25 AM