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Old 09-19-2003, 03:28 PM   #1
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crys Live suicide at a concert

I am not sure of the validity of this. I read it at another music site I post at, but I guess it has been talked about all over the world:

Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH will feature a "live suicide" at their State Theatre performance in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, October 4. A Euthanasia Society member will carry out the suicide to raise awareness for dying with dignity. The Euthanasia member, who suffers from a terminal illness, is using the event as a platform to help make backstreet suicides a thing of the past.

Though his identity is being withheld until the day of the event, he did have this to say, "I thank the Lord that HELL ON EARTH is giving me this opportunity to end my suffering. I just want to say as my last will and testament that this is my God-given choice to end my life. I'd prefer to have a physician-assisted suicide but until the laws are changed, those who are in pain like me will either have to continue to suffer or do it themselves."

The event, "The Hell On Earth Haunted Tour", is part of a national tour the band is on to support their new album, "All Things Disturbingly Sassy".





I am not sure if dying with dignity could be found by killing yourself at a HELL ON EARTH concert.
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wtf!!!!!!!!!!
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I am affraid they will run out of fans real fast,...
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I am affraid they will run out of fans real fast,...
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This is disturbing. And its NOT in that "disturbing but I wanna see it anyway" kind of fashion. This angers me maximum. Maximum anger.

No one should ever make light or glorify that act. Its wrong, and when are people going to understand THAT!!!

Very wrong. And sick to make light of.
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that really is fucking sick.
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If it's against Florida law, which he makes it sound like it is, and they are announcing it beforehand, me-thinks this is bullshit as it would be stopped by police before the band even unloaded their first amp from their shitty van.

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http://www.rollingstone.com/news/new....asp?nid=18696

I was just going to post about it here. I couldn't believe it when I read it. Damn.
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Re: Live suicide at a concert

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Industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH will feature a "live suicide" at their State Theatre performance in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, October 4. A Euthanasia Society member will carry out the suicide to raise awareness for dying with dignity.
Where is the dignity in killing yourself at a rock concert???
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that's disturbing. i don't know, i kind of see it as being slightly disrespectful towards people who have been killed at shows.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:39 PM   #13
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thats sick
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what is a backstreet suicide and how is it bad? i don't get this bit at all. it is a selfish act to be doing this infront of people. take your own life on your own terms in your own privacy, not infront of other's for publicity sakes.
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That's sick
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Old 09-20-2003, 12:30 AM   #16
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Hmmm.

While I have no problem with people who have terminal illnesses wishing to end their suffering through euthanasia...I personally don't think that'd be the thing I'd want to witness at a concert. Most people go to concerts for fun, not to watch people die (I've never understood why people came to see hangings or the other methods people have been put to death by-like those who watch someone get a lethal injection or something...I find it really disturbing that people enjoy watching that stuff).

But then again, with that crowd, it might make more sense to them to witness this.

*Shrugs* I dunno. I find it disturbing...but whatever.

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Old 09-20-2003, 12:35 AM   #17
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A backstreet suicide runs along the same vein as the abortion debate MissV. Anyone willing to get assistance with euthanising themselves must find a doctor willing to help which is extremely difficult as the doctor risks losing his/her licence by breaking the Oath.
The one big difference with this is it simply is no more than a public suicide while wishing to create a huge spectacle. This can't possibly fall under the already tenuous label of euthanasia as I cant see how any doctor would be willing or able to stand up in such a large public audience and help. Suicide on its own is illegal, and currently euthanasia is as well. the only difference I see between the 2 is one is after the support and backing of the law and medical profession to help ensure it is humane and done only as a last resort to put an end to unimaginable suffering.

Sorry for rambling, this is not a political debate in FYM. This makes me sick. Its a mockery.
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this person is making a mockery of the cause, i hope they realize...do they honestly think people will take them seriously by staging this at a concert? i'm baffled...
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Old 09-20-2003, 05:55 AM   #19
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has anyone checked the link bonochick provided?

they seem like one heck of a band, don't they??

i'll stay out of this debate, it's way too fymish for me. bottom line is i think it's disturbing if it's real, but i have a feeling it's a publicity stunt.
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