Dennis Rich of The Sedalia Democrat reports that The Delicious Rox Festival 2006, which brought 19 heavy metal bands to the Dodge Arena at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Saturday (Sept. 30) was cut short after a female in the crowd was injured.Warrensburg-based Andaro Entertainment and Media, Budwiser Beers and Revolver magazine sponsored the show, which included several regional acts, as well as headliners DROWNING POOL and FEAR FACTORY, who did not play because of decision to end the festival. Sedalia Police Chief John DeGonia said by telephone Saturday night that the concert's promoter, Deacon Gower, had approached law enforcement officers shortly after 10 p.m. requesting their assistance to help shut down the show. Chief DeGonia said Mr. Gower advised him that his insurance provider had stipulated that any injury would mandate the show's cancellation. "Apparently a member of one of the bands that had played earlier in the day threw a beer bottle into the crowd, injuring a female," Chief DeGonia said. The victim's identity and condition were unavailable. Representatives for Andaro were not available for comment. Shortly after the band FOZZY took the stage, Mr. Gower interrupted the show and addressed the crowd, telling attendees that the show would have to be canceled and that the remaining headline acts, DROWNING POOL and FEAR FACTORY, would not play. He advised ticket holders to go to the company's Web site, www.andaromanagement.com, to secure refunds. Concern over the crowd size had prompted local law enforcement to post 12 additional Sedalia Police officers, 10 Missouri Highway patrolmen, and two Pettis County Sheriff's deputies.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).