Woman Sues After Slipping on Hair Metal Vomit

I’ve been to some dodgy gigs in my life, the dodgiest being shows by hair metal bands.  It wasn’t so much the performers or the music; it was the fans.

I recall one particular show where the men’s bathroom was rendered inoperable by 8:30 because vomit had clogged all the toilets and each of the urinals.  Don’t even ask about the sinks.  It was Goatse gross.

So it’s with some sympathy that I report on Lindy Butcher, 39, who slipped in pile of sick at a Whitesnake gig just before Christmas.  She landed on both her knees, allegedly causing bruising and soreness to her knees, pain in the neck and shoulders and muscle spasms in her ribs.

She’s now suing the Newport Leisure Centre for an undisclosed amount.

“It was horrifying, you don’t expect to fall in someone’s vomit.”

Full details of the incident can be found here.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Woman Sues After Slipping on Hair Metal Vomit

  • August 18, 2012 at 2:03 am

    This is what happens when middle aged people try to recapture their youth


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