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Mike Sokol

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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2017, 06:55:33 am »

https://www.facebook.com/ndtv/videos/10153953174210798/

Wow... not sure if same stage. But that is crazy.

Yes, that's the same stage. That's some pretty serious pyro...

This was a big government sanctioned event with all sorts of politicians and Bollywood celebrities in attendance. Everyone had to be evacuated in a hurry. 

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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2017, 07:16:01 pm »

So is everything in India corrupt, at least from a regulatory standpoint?

Yes - absolutely.  Everything is also negotiable and can be handled with a bribe.  Additionally time is a very loose concept. 

Of course I've never been to India but based on the 15 to 20 Indian groups we work with ina given year....


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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2017, 04:44:04 am »

They were using a K1 system. I almost shed a tear for the owner.

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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2017, 03:35:52 pm »

From good old Wikipedia...
Historically, flammable, inflammable and combustible meant capable of burning.[1] The word "inflammable" came through French from the Latin inflammāre = "to set fire to," where the Latin preposition "in-"[2] means "in" as in "indoctrinate", rather than "not" as in "invisible" and "ineligible".

The word "inflammable" may be erroneously thought to mean "non-flammable".[3] The erroneous usage of the word "inflammable" is a significant safety hazard. Therefore, since the 1950s, efforts to put forward the use of "flammable" in place of "inflammable" were accepted by linguists, and it is now the accepted standard in American English and British English.[4][5] Antonyms of "flammable/inflammable" include: non-flammable, non-inflammable, incombustible, non-combustible, ininflammable,[citation needed] not flammable, and fireproof.

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In the words of George Carlin, "Flammable, inflammable & nonflammable... Why are there three? Don't you think that two ought to serve the purpose? I mean either the thing flams or it doesn't!"
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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2017, 04:24:42 pm »

In the words of George Carlin, "Flammable, inflammable & nonflammable... Why are there three? Don't you think that two ought to serve the purpose? I mean either the thing flams or it doesn't!"

So using the same English rules, many of those that reply here are "inhospitable" to those that ask silly questions.  Did I use the word correctly? 
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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2017, 04:26:08 pm »

So If I have this correct I should not use a 1/4 inch TS Instrument cable on an amp and speaker running 3000 watts
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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2017, 07:53:04 pm »

So If I have this correct I should not use a 1/4 inch TS Instrument cable on an amp and speaker running 3000 watts

Duh!


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Re: Stage Fire in India from electrical short
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2017, 08:36:15 pm »

They were using a K1 system. I almost shed a tear for the owner.

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I did shed a tear for the owner. He's a good friend and one of the best rental companies around.
  I can assure you that that all safety codes were followed to the letter. They are my preferred vendor of choice for the bands  I mix for.
  This happened last year at a big government funded and organised initiative. The fore started when some government officials wanted to use fire crackers next to the stage and despite being refused permission by the vendors and fire brigade, they went ahead and did so. You can see what happened next.
  They lost a boatload of K1 cabinets, about 3 avid stage boxes, all of the trussing and a ton of cables.
  It led to a bunch of us engineers coming up with a safety pact which we try and follow as no one else does. We're fortunate enough to be touring with artists that support us!

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