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themagmahawk

I like how nonchalantly people left at the end like, “well, I guess the party’s over then”


Cal_Rogdon

Staff is walking out shaking their heads - “if this shit happens one more time, I swear I am going to quit.”


boscotx

See the dude with the fire extinguisher trying from the ground? Crazy


HumbertHumbertHumber

it even looks like hes just walking around with it spraying it in any random direction lmao. I hope no one was hurt but I love clusterfucks of chaos like this.


TimelyBrief

That shit looked straight out of a sitcom.


Octavya360

Reminds me of Niles in Frasier when he set the couch on fire and couldn’t control the fire extinguisher https://youtu.be/I_eI7G6QOO4


ydoiwantreddit

Thanks for reminding me of another classic show I really need to get around to watching again. Now, _where_ did I put that tossed salad and scrambled eggs?


jcskifter

They're calling again.


Earguy

> hes just walking around with it spraying it in any random direction I saw that too. "well this guy was never trained."


FiftyPencePeace

The woman recording must’ve had a gripe with the wedding couple/family as she was clearly enjoying it!


hop_mantis

r/praisethecameraman


TrappistOrder

She probably told them the fireworks were a bad idea lol


valentwinka

That’s why she was filming and just waiting for shit to happen.


IntrigueDossier

*reaches for phone* “eeyup, can see where this is going”


elton_john_lennon

I would also be filming if I knew that the wedding is gonna be lit! ;D


twotoebobo

That's my guess then went fuck it I'm gunna get some real good footage.


j01nt_man

The mother in law of whichever one thought it was a good idea lol


Epena501

Te dije que eso no era buena idea. ESTUUUUUUPIDOS.


Thendofreason

Like any teenager not best friends with the host of the house party, if it ant your house, you don't mind some destruction. It sounds insane, but everyone definitely knows some people who never grew up since hs


aguygoesintoabar

At least she didn't have Burning Down the House by Talking Heads cued up.


-TheWillOfLandru-

You mean "too bad..."


firnien-arya

Praise the camerawoman!!


paulie07

The lady is laughing as the building burns around her


BoJackB26354

"This is fine"


Comment63

More like "I kinda expected some stupid shit like this from these people."


lnsewn12

It kills me how casual people are about fires when they actually happen. I’m a teacher and like twice fucking monthly through my entire childhood and career we’ve had fire drills. One day I pick my class up from lunch, we’re walking out of the cafeteria and my students start to scream as they notice they wing next to ours ours pouring black smoke. I begin to evacuate my class towards the back of the campus and peek my head in the cafeteria and yell to another teacher to pull the fire alarm, pointing to the smoke. Alarm is never pulled. No one evacuated but my class. Admin put it out themselves with extinguishers (maintenance workers caught a gas tank on fire in the building) I actually got in trouble for bringing my class out to the field because it “alarmed other classes” From that day forward I understood the scope of human denial and idiocy.


IntrigueDossier

You should post this on r/teachers if you haven’t already. They’d probably have similar stories to share. Honest to god, how tf do they get away with running schools and treating teachers (and students) this way?


lnsewn12

Oh I did post it, quite a while ago, as this incident was like, 5-7 years ago, can’t remember for sure. A lot of drill procedures in schools are surely performative over preparative. “active shooter” drills are the fuckin worst, I have some VERY frustrating stories about those.


mc_kitfox

reminds me of my highschools bomb-threat drills. they would gather the entire student body onto the football field organized by class, and lock everyone in until cleared. The football field was otherwise never secured and all it would take to cause massive damage is to bury bombs in the field over night and wait for the students to show up. and you could target who was hit because of the organization. decided that day if there ever was a threat, i was walking my ass straight home.


mikemaca

> decided that day if there ever was a threat, i was walking my ass straight home A friend of mine worked down the street from the WTC. On 9/11 within 15 seconds of the first plane hitting they grabbed their keys and jacket, took an elevator to ground level, and made their way off Manhattan before the buildings collapsed. Never went back. Never. They moved across country and won’t talk about it to this day.


TERRAOperative

Noping the fuck out, pro style.


whorton59

How quickly people seem to have forgotten the ***2003 Station Nightclub fire*** that killed 100 and injured 230.


silverladder

That's *instantly* what came to mind the moment I saw this video. The video from The Station is horrifying.


Stony_Logica1

I watched that video once. Never again. Hearing the screams eminating from the other side of the wall is something I'll never forget.


arrowtotheaction

Yeah we had to watch it during fire marshall training at work, we couldn’t get through it all, still haunts me thinking about it. Also the footage of the Bradford FC fire in 1985, this is a tough watch, 56 people were killed. https://youtu.be/ctT8_LiD2cU


WLWKYE_51

That video still haunts me. I never used to pay much attention to fire exits but now I always check.


Rocketbird

The image of people stuck in the doorway screaming was straight out of hell. I will never forget seeing that.


NabiscoLobstrosity

Same. I always look for the exits when going into nightclubs now. Well, back in the era before Covid.


MojoGolf

That's what I was going to say, this was the most horrifying part of the video for me. People packed in the doorway like sardines so tight that they could no longer move. Half of their body inside, half of their body outside; holding their arms out to those who had barely escaped so that they could try to pull them out to no avail, leading to their deaths. For those who have never seen it but are curious, be warned.


kangaroospyder

One of the problems with that fire was that the extra pyro was stacked in front of emergency exits near the stage. They ignored being told they couldn't use pyro in the space, and then blocked exits with more pyro. As someone who works shows in Boston it will definitely never happen up here again. Some tours start here, because if they can pass our pyro standards they don't even have to worry about the rest of the tour.


whorton59

It was pretty bad. . and a wake up call for anyone with common sense.


TheDustOfMen

The Netherlands had something similar. During New Year's Night in 2001 in Volendam, someone lit up some fireworks inside a café which quickly set the whole place on fire. 14 people died and 200 were seriously burned. This shit ain't no joke. Get. Out. Of. There.


Al_Bondigass

Effing incredible, isn't it? First thing that came to my mind, and I had to scroll this far for the first mention.


Avasnay

The fact that the place was completely engulfed within five minutes is absolutely horrifying.


GreasyTengu

anytime someone says 'indoor fireworks' I immediately think of the Station Nightclub fire.


LeperFriend

I'm from Rhode Island, was supposed to go thst night but video games and pizza at a friend's house won out.....


thelizardkin

And that's not even the only nightclub fire that's killed a significant number of people. There was one in Boston in 1942 that killed 492 people.


whorton59

***Coconut grove fire.***


mikelieman

>Despite waiters' efforts to douse the fire with water, it spread along the fronds of the palm tree. In a final desperate attempt to separate the burning fronds from the fabric-covered false ceiling, the decoration was pulled away from the corner, taking with it a triangular plywood panel at the ceiling level and opening the enclosed space above the false ceiling. Coincidentally or not, that was the point at which the fire spread to the false ceiling which burned rapidly, showering patrons with sparks and burning shreds of fabric.


whorton59

Yes, it was tragic, but also instrumental in a way. In the aftermath of the fire, and with so many serious burn injuries, the newly produced Penicillin was first used and lead to the saving of many lives that otherwise would have been lost. The fire also lead to many significant improvements in the building code, that likely saved many other unknown lives over the years, as while Boston was the first to adopt the changes, they quickly spread to many other towns and cities.


Took2ooMuuch

Also this: The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, Kentucky, is the third deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. It occurred on May 28, 1977. A total of 165 people died and more than 200 were injured as a result of the blaze.


BernieTheDachshund

As soon as I saw this, I thought of that fire. In less than 5 minutes they went from rocking out to being trapped and dying in the fire. If a person ever sees fire like that, get out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udVrQSHm8mg


whorton59

I think, most of us who are old enough to remember were instantly taken back to that tragic event. It is one of those things, you will always remember. As was the case with the WWII generation who remembered vividly where they were when they heard ***Pearl Harbor had been bombed.*** Or When ***Armstrong and Aldren landed on the moon***, Or when the ***Twin tower were struck and collapsed. .*** and now, of course ***the Station Nightclub fire.***


hobosbindle

Dude grabbed a few shrimp for the road


ChornWork2

Crazy that that fire doesn't set off sprinklers or even a fire alarm in a large venue... my guess is the local risk tolerance is slightly higher than what you're used to.


designOraptor

I was thinking that too. I’m guessing this was not in the US.


Roonwogsamduff

Ya I think fires like this can expand in an instant and everyone in there could have been caught in their tracks.


0010020010

That's exactly what happened during the [Station Nightclub Fire](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire) back in '03. Same basic scenario; The entertainment started setting off fireworks indoors with a shit ton of flammable material all over the place, the entire place went up in a matter of minutes and 100 people ended up losing their lives for all the stupidity. And that's just one of the more *recent* high-casualty situations that started like that. Lesson to be learned; the second you see fire, hit the bricks.


simplekindaman13

The station night club was set up in a former restaurant. There weren’t enough exits and it was literally like a maze to enter and exit thru the front door. I lost a relative who was wheelchair bound and never stood a chance. The pyro at the Station was even more intense and the ceiling was very low. Some place are just inherently unsafe. I went there once and vowed never to return based on layout alone


thefirewarde

And security didn't let people out the back AND they used flammable packing foam as sound deadening material. Turns out that archetectural foam is fire resistant but the packing foam they used is basically kerosene.


Ali_1999_

CAUTION! NSFL! There's actual video from inside the club [when it happened](https://youtu.be/mQDFgsAWRBo). That anyone would even think of using pyrotechnics in that tiny crowded venue is mind boggling. The sounds of people screaming inside as they're burning to death are uh, more than a bit disturbing.


Environmental-Job515

My mother told us about the Coconut Grove when were kids. I drove past the Station night club the morning after as I had business in RI that day. It was indescribable! That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this vid. RI went into a dark period from that. Many good people just out to have fun. Families never recovered.


No_Organization5188

Same with the Coconut Grove Nightclub in Boston in the 40’s. Second deadliest fire in US history claiming the lives of almost 500 people. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoanut_Grove_fire


idreamofpikas

>Coast Guardsman Clifford Johnson went back inside the building no fewer than four times in search of his date who, unbeknownst to him, had safely escaped. Johnson suffered extensive third-degree burns over 55% of his body but survived the disaster, becoming the most severely burned person ever to survive his injuries at the time. After 21 months in a hospital and several hundred operations, he married his nurse and returned to his home state of Missouri. Fourteen years later he burned to death in a fiery automobile crash. r/maybemaybeyesno


No_Organization5188

Yeah that was quite the roller coaster ride of a life.


BungMungBungMung

That's some real life Final Destination shit right there


gibmiser

God his last thought must have been "this is fucking bullshit"


Benblishem

Yeah. You want to stay calm and move to the exits without anyone getting hurt in a mad rush. But this bunch were *way* too casual about leaving. -The building's on fire. -There are people behind you. -Move your damn butt outside!!


bblll75

“Turn out the lights, the party is over”


Top_Two6767

Best wedding toast ever


goodlifemd

It was fire


Xenotracker

I heard they were the hottest topic of the town


fudgicle2018

Where is this? No sprinklers? Indoor fireworks?


Creative-Berry5044

Based on the song and accent my guess is Mexico.


manufromhell

Mexican here. That's a perfect guess.


carlossap

Seconded


Tamarnouche

Thirded


Babyarmdeuce

Quatro!


Mexicannut

Sinko


teeter1984

There’s agua in el sinko


Modsucksass

Based on the Mexican people I know, they will continue the wedding and party after the fire.


chuckdiesel86

It's not like stopping the party will reverse the fire.


Javierpona

Wasnt in that wedding but I’m from the city it happened and they did go to some other place to continue...


Fantastic_Start_6848

Yep, I can confirm. They had more fireworks they didn't want to waste.


Loverboy_Talis

Reminds me of Quinceañera celebrations with silly string and sparklers.


Khreh

Definitivamente mi amigo, its México


davedelux

No smoke alarm‽


Lord-Riptide

Smoke alarms aren't very common here in tacloandia. Much less sprinklers. I've only ever seen them in places like supermarkets, office buildings, etc.


silver4gold

As someone who used to work in convention halls and entertainment, I kept thinking: Jeeze, why haven’t the sprinklers turned on? Where are all of the exits? Did they cover them up with all of this flammable fabric everywhere? Why is the rigging in the air just collapsing after the slightest bit of heat? The fire Marshall would be having a heart attack… then I turned on the sound and realized: oh Mexico, it’s been too long since I’ve been back; but now I know what to do at the first sign of fire in a building. I also felt bad for whoever’s wedding this was, it looked like they put a lot of work and effort into making it


jobblejosh

>a lot of work and effort But evidently not enough to consider flame retardant decorations and space requirements for pyrotechnics.


silver4gold

Lol I agree, and the way they just kind of wandered in the direction of the only exit seemed crazy as the ceiling is filling with smoke and falling down… But it reminded me of my partner’s niece’s wedding which had similar decorations (minus all of the fabric), and they were all hand made and required a lot of work to hang and place. So I just wanted to add condolences instead of make fun of what was supposed to be a special day


jobblejosh

Yeah, it's a shame to see all that hard work go literally up in smoke. However, having worked in the events industry myself I have very little sympathy or tolerance for event organisers and venue managers who don't follow suitable safety precautions. I've had a show stop three times in one night for a false fire alarm in a different part of the building. However if you think for one second that I'm not calling a stop and evacuate on the offchance that it's a real activation then we've definitely got differences. Fires in event spaces are no joke.


GuiltyStimPak

[The Station](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire) Short [video](https://youtu.be/7PztDBsPBss) about what happened Longer [video](https://youtu.be/uHkDhfvuKh4) with interviews The story of one of the [guys that survived](https://youtu.be/ktEMLtBz55Y) is haunting.


cvr14

Torreon coahuila, México.


hodl-yeet

“Let me throw a bowl of water in the air and see if that works….” Nope? I’m outta here


One_Rise_8534

Better yet let's just spray the fire extinguisher in the center of the room without aiming at the fire at all.


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buckeyenut13

As a firefighter, everything about this video pisses me off...


monkeywithgun

As a non professional firefighter I ask, how is a banquet hall this size not equipped with sprinklers in this day and age? I'm sure the answer is going to piss me off.


buckeyenut13

Other comments said this is in Mexico... so, much different laws and fire code.


Niboomy

As a Mexican currently living in Mexico, we have the laws and codes for that. However the law and the codes are not enforced/followed or the licences can be illegally acquired by bribes. So ...


buckeyenut13

Yea, I have no knowledge to say anything one way or the other. I wasn't trying to be condescending


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MrBonelessPizza24

“*We’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas!*”


Radioactivocalypse

*Let me just put that over here with the rest of the fire*


obecalp23

I honestly thought it was a champagne bottle


dawnaprils

Don’t forget to grab a centerpiece!!


btribble

My first thought would be to take my plate. You think I got you nesting kitchen bowls and I’m gonna *starve*?


SweetPinkSocks

That was my thought too sadly. When my reception was over we went to get one to take to the house and they were gone. Every single one of them had been nicked by guests. We had to ask around to get one back. Finally my cousin was like " I grabbed two for my fireplace but you can have one" lol Thanks..I mean I only paid for them...


blackgreeck

Sup ✌🏽, Mexicano aquí, this occurred in the city I live, and well, is not the first and unfortunately nor the last time shit like will happen, indoors fireworks were "banned" just 2 years ago so...


nerga

Call me old fashioned but I never thought indoor fireworks were the kind of thing you should need to ban. Just kind of think about it for 1 second and realize it’s a bad idea.


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Rayas7

Like that time when el coliseo caught on fire lmao. Saludos compadre


I_Mix_Stuff

r/praisethecameraman


hellohi3

I was looking for this. Cameraman did a great job


punkindle

Don't run to safety, just film.


DisgustoBarf0

And throw in a chuckle or two while you're at it.


earned_potential

Great camera work.


wongaboing

A similar situation happened in a brazilian nightclub a few years ago and it [killed 245 people](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_nightclub_fire)


softawre

Yep, there's video like this one too. And it is tragic. It was 8 years ago


slowmotto

And the Station Nightclub Fire in Rhode Island in 2003. Killed 100 people.


Ukleon

I think I've seen the video of that. It's a hard watch and drilled into me just how damn fast an indoor fire becomes an inferno. And also how important it is to have exits that are not blocked and a solid fire escape plan. If it is that video, the people piling up at the doors because they were choke points was heartbreaking to watch.


atewithoutatable-3

Ugh yes, it's so awful to watch. My university professor made us watch it to demonstrate the importance of health and safety at events. 15 years after seeing that video, I still remember the screams.


PeopleCalledRomanes

The Station fire is infamous in the live audio community as a MASSIVE lesson in fire safety. They were using foam for soundproofing that is both toxic and burns exceptionally well. The foam that should be used for soundproofing is fire-resistant, but it costs more money. Their frugality cost lives.


n0i

[Video for the curious](https://youtu.be/bknYdprA9ug). NSFL warning.


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proerafortyseven

This is one of the scariest videos on YouTube for sure


generica_ccount

It goes directly from "haha, is this really happening?" to "too late to save yourself" with no steps in between the people laughing at the start of these videos is the creepiest shit in the world


Xeptix

That's the story I thought of immediately when the fire started in this video. It took all of 5 seconds for me to feel like those people were leaving the building WAY too slowly. It defies instinct how quickly a fire goes from "Hey maybe somebody can put it out. Anyone see a fire extinguisher?" to "Yeah this entire building is imminently about to be devoid of breathable air".


Mad_Murdock_0311

Back in 2003, Rhode Island (USA), was the Station Nightclub fire. 100 dead, 230 injured. Shitty 80s band thought it would be cool to have indoor pyrotechnics in a tiny club. I think the lead singer went to prison over it.


TRAUMAjunkie

I was living in RI at the time. This was tragic for everyone in the state. Lots of building code changes came from this disaster too.


kripptopher

"Awesome, well, I'm glad you had a great time, regardless. So we'll need to settle up the account, if that's ok. So... The room rental was $2500. We provided the catering as you requested for 120 guests at $40, each, so that's $4800... Let's see. You provided the band and sound system, so no charge for that.... Oh. Yeah, there's the entire ceiling that was destroyed by your band's pyrotechnics. That came out to $485, 788."


DonRicardo1958

A nightclub in Rhode Island burned down for this exact reason. I want to say like 100 people were killed.


Tumblrrito

Jesus Christ the story about it is horrible: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire *The Station nightclub fire occurred on the evening of February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, killing 100 people and injuring 230. The fire was caused by pyrotechnics set off by the tour manager of the evening's headlining band, Great White, which ignited flammable acoustic foam in the walls and ceilings surrounding the stage. The blaze reached flashover within one minute, causing all combustible materials to burn. Intense black smoke engulfed the club in two minutes. Video footage of the fire shows its ignition, rapid growth, the billowing smoke that quickly made escape impossible, and blocked egress that further hindered evacuation.* *The toxic smoke, heat, and the resulting human rush toward the main exit killed 100; 230 were injured and another 132 escaped uninjured. Many of the survivors developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the event. This fire was the fourth-deadliest at a nightclub in U.S. history, and the second-deadliest in New England, surpassed by the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire, which resulted in 492 deaths.*


hardocre

Similar (but somehow worst) thing happened in Brazil in 2013. The Kiss night club fire left 245 dead and over 600 injured. Security wasn’t letting people out without paying, which delayed evacuation. Most corpses were found in the bathrooms, because people couldn’t find a way out. Horrible stuff. At this time I used to live in the capital of the state, and they set a major hub for helicopters to bring the victims to better hospitals, which was just a few blocks from my apartment. That whole day you would hear sirens and choppers non-stop, still creeps me out https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_nightclub_fire


kusanagiz

Holy Fuck they held them back to try to collect money? I wonder how many people died just by that one act.


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wahp

This could go wrong very quickly. See this tragedy from Romania that happened in a similar way, the difference being it happened in a nightclub not an event hall. [wiki page](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colectiv_nightclub_fire)


BaronVonMunchhausen

I was invited to the concert in Romania as I happened to be working there for a couple of months. I really wanted to go out but at the same time I was absolutely beat from work and dreading it. I secretly hoped the guy who invited me forgot to call me that night. And it happened. And I thank God because I didn't feel like being hungover the next day. The next morning we heard the news. The guy who invited me was close friends with the band and lost many friends. He also secretly hoped I didn't call him to go out. In a way, we saved each other's life with that thought. I can't imagine what would have happened. I really dodged a bullet. After the event, I came back home and some months later we found out we were going to have a kid after 4 years trying with no success. It really gave me a sense of purpose and destiny. No matter what, I have to be there for this child and she's my absolute number 1 priority in life.


Austinpowerstwo

This looks way too much like one of those scenes where 100 people die trapped in a burning building for everyone to be so casual. I'd get the hell out of there asap.


Bmoreravens_1290

The rock concert right? One of the most haunting videos I’ve ever seen and I still think about it often. Insulation turned to poison smoke when it caught on fire and one inhale was enough to put you out. Plus locked fire exits and stampede at the main exit. Brutal watch


Austinpowerstwo

Yeah the Great White gig, tragic and brutal. I saw another really similar video once as well, of a different place burning down in seconds with people trapped.


MrShatnerPants

The Station Nightclub fire. There's a video floating around where you can hear the screams of people trapped in the building. Absolutely horrifying. Edit: https://youtu.be/Ra1FFAc0ccE Edit 2: If you watch the video, it takes approx 6 minutes from the start of the fire to the entire building being completely engulfed.


CompedyCalso

I remember seeing an interview with someone who survived because he was trapped under a crowd of people. What's bizarre is that he said aside from some heat irritation in his leg, he didn't feel anything: he was completely insulated under the pile of bodies


QuestionVisible

He still had some bad burns but yes, he lived.


ash_the_smash

I actually know him (not super well but he's a client of mine) and let's just say he is definitely still suffering and being treated for the injuries he sustained. His wife and daughter are absolute gems and he's a very nice person.


QuestionVisible

I can only imagine what he went through mentally and physically.


PamIllise

Same happened in Argentina some years ago. On a nightclub called República de Cromañon when a rock band was playing. A member of the audience lighted fireworks that quickly light fire to the decoration and insulation of the place. 194 people died and almost 1500 resulted with injuries


jobblejosh

There was a fire in a nightclub called Colectiv in Romania; the impact of it extended beyond just the fatalities in the club. The government resigned because of the outcome of the disaster, and a huge disinfectant fraud ring involving corrupt officials and the Mafia was uncovered because of sepsis deaths after the event. Unfortunately in elections the new government didn't really do anything to fix the corruption.


Dirty_Socks

The station nightclub fire was my immediate thought, because it was started by the exact same kind of fireworks. It honestly made me freak out a bit watching this video, worrying about how it would turn out.


evergreencanoe

Thanks for sharing this, people forget or were not born when that occurred. Whenever I see pyrotechnics in an inside venue my heart starts racing. Recently, I was at a show where it wasn't pyrotechnics but flames shooting up at the sides of the stage, the flames would cut off and back again higher and so on, you could feel an intense heat. I was enjoying the show and at no point did I think hmmm this show would be so much better if they had fire. It's just stupid to do that inside with crowds of people.


sexbuhbombdotcom

You said we could hear the screams, you said it was horrifying... I watched it anyway. I can never unsee/unhear that now. How fast the fire spread, how so many people were dead before they even saw the flames just because of how tightly packed the place was, they never even had a chance, the people outside screaming when they realized their friends and loved ones were still inside as flames engulfed the building. It's chilling beyond words.


indigo_mermaid

Another really terrible part- the amount of people trampled to death trying to get out


theycallmecrack

At one part there is an exit, and nobody is actually exiting because they are all wedged at the door, with people likely pushing and climbing behind them. What the fuck.


RichardMcNixon

yeah I dont know if it's a concocted memory but I have this image of arms reaching out... I don't even want to look to find out and that usually the kind of thing that would bug me


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You are correct. People on the outside were trying to pull people out by there arms but were they too tightly wedged.


raptorbadgerpoppop

It's a horrible video, but it sticks with you years later. I first saw that video in 2003, and I'm permanently more aware of fire hazards after watching it. I always know where the fire exits are and have no problem leaving at the first sign of anything unsafe.


FunAtPartiesGuy

definitely not clicking that :)


PM_ME_YOUR_HIGHDEA

If you watch it with no sound it’s a great way to educate people on how quickly fire can spread


ish_squatcho

Definitely don't. I watched it a few months ago and it fucked me up for weeks.


digitag

Yeah, but you should at least read about it. It’s harrowing, but it might shock you into saving your life one day. The people in this video are so casual, in these situations you often have seconds to react before it’s too late.


TheBarkingGallery

Since that happened there have been a few bars or clubs I've been to where I just had to leave because they were overcrowded death traps with not enough exits and all I could think about was dying in a fire or being trampled to death.


pleasetrimyourpubes

They were somewhat late to remove themselves from the building but they were actually very calm and walking in file. The problem was the people in the back where the flames were growing rapidly pushed and caused a stampede thus damning them all.


METAL4_BREAKFST

Before I saw that video years ago, I had no idea of exactly how fast fire moves and grows. Holy shit, the speed is astounding. Now I totally understand Firefighters when they say that fire is like a living, breathing beast. Fucking place went from Rock show to death trap in 90 seconds.


LaNague

raw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udVrQSHm8mg goes from music playing to people panicking and dying in like 30 secs. So yeah, get the fuck out when there is a fire, dont stand around laugh and search for your sweater.


pleasetrimyourpubes

The worst part about that is the screams *start* while things look calm, that is the scream of the crowd starting to get stuck, you can clearly hear them scream help, because the stampede is starting. Just as the cameraman exits. Virtually every person behind that camera man there died. Imagine having fire licking at your back and a bunch of bodies ahead of you screaming because they were cramped up, and knowing that to get out, you would have to climb over the bodies, risking entanglement in the pile yourself (someone may even grab you because you are hurting them / making it worse, so they pull you in to make you suffer with them).


ppw23

Omg, I don’t ever need to watch it again, I remember it well. Those poor people, just heartbreaking.


Smaddady

It's amazing to me how close the camera man was to getting stuck in the building. You can see they immediately start backout out of the crowd after the fire starts. That slight head start before other people react was enough to safe his life.


Shychopath

It's always better to stay composed during a fire than to rush. Rushing during a fire often leads to stampede.


Antique_Tennis_2500

There’s a middle ground between screaming and crashing into people trying to find an exit and standing around watching the ceiling collapse closer and closer to you.


Austinpowerstwo

Well I mean I wouldn't stand around laughing


Gigaduuude

Yes, reminds me of the Kiss Disaster in Brazil. Also started by those same fireworks indoors and the ceiling wasn't fireproof. 245 people died. People my age at the time. It was shocking. No one arrested so far. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_nightclub_fire?wprov=sfla1


necktru

that kind of tragedy must be happened in a lot of countries, here in Perú Utopia disco is the bigger tragedy https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incendio\_de\_la\_discoteca\_Utop%C3%ADa


MakavelliRo

In Romania there was the Colectiv fire... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colectiv_nightclub_fire?wprov=sfla1


s2log

Ozone Disco here in the Philippines. 162 deaths. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone_Disco_fire


DafniDsnds

I had to scroll too far to find this comment. First damned thing I thought of was that freaking video. Shit stays with you.


Armybert

Thanks to that video I know I should gtfo ASAP


mykylodge

Where's everyone going? The party's just warming up!


MooseThirty

DJ cues up 'We didn't start the fire' on the way out


AffectionateBunch161

The roof! The roof! The roof is on FIYAHHHH!


SugarcoatTheGalaxy

Dude on the livestream just smiling and watching


--_l

He planned it


iamjknet

Reminds me of that Rhode Island fire at a Great White show where all those people died.


HamNCHZwHeel

People laugh but this is exactly how that road island bar fire started , watch that video and laugh


foodfighter

Yikes. Station Night Club Fire 2.0


Zurgo_Smash

I don’t think they’ll be getting their deposit back 😬


Burritobabyy

I was going to ask how do they not have a fire extinguisher right there, but then I remembered they’re the same idiots that decided to light off fireworks *indoors* with a bunch of fucking *decorations above them.*


goonerh1

There is a fire extinguisher being used in the video but with a fire that big spreading that quickly you might as well try to piss it out.


Most-Ad7794

This has Station Nightclub vibes. Please, please, if you are ever in a situation like this, GET OUT IMMEDIATELY. Many people do not realize how serious this sort of situation can be until it’s too late. In the Station Nightclub fire, everyone who did not get out of the building within 60 seconds of ignition died. Think about that. If you weren’t out in the first MINUTE, you didn’t make it out.


flannelmaster9

Zero foresight


HtownClassic

The bride wore great white


Marrsvolta

My sister almost went to that show. Thank God her plans fell through. A few people I knew died that night.


Infarad

Shiiiiiit, yo. Brutal.


darthsirc

Can you explain to me what you mean?


Kittani77

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire


atomoxetinaturner

Horrible, horrible stuff. You can actually watch the video of the fire [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udVrQSHm8mg). I definitely consider it NSFL as it's one of the most horrifying videos I've ever watched, although it's not gory. Definitely made me pay attention to things like fire exits and safety.


songbolt

TIL: "Memorize all the exits when you walk in. You see a fire start, you may have only a minute to live - GTFO now." RIP guitarist who went back for his guitar -- have a plan and *don't go back in* (TIL: smoke is lethal, not just annoying)


Moisturizer

The book Killer Show about this event has me checking for fire exits in every unfamiliar building I enter. It is about the investigation and lawsuit that resulted from this fire and the details are even more horrific than the video.


SublimeGay

Just so everyone knows if this happens somewhere you are GET OUT don’t try to linger and watch. I saw a documentary where this exact same thing happened in a club and it was completely burnt to the ground in like 2 minutes


KocaKolaKlassic

Plot twist. The guy was throwing up alcohol at the fire. Helps speed up the fire so they can get back to the celebrations