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37 Deaf People Show Up for "Songs For The Deaf" Show

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Aug. 24th, 2002 | 06:55 pm
mood: amusedamused
music: Queens Of The Stone Age - Millionaire
posted by: witchmooon in loud

A rock band plugging their new album "Songs For The Deaf" at a club were stunned when 37 deaf people turned up for the gig.
Posters and leaflets for the performance by loud American group Queens of the Stone Age were distributed before the show in Hull, East Yorks.
And the hard-of-hearing party arrived expecting a special event for the deaf.
They gestured in sign language to puzzled doormen at Spiders club.
And when it finally became clear that they had misunderstood the preconcert publicity, they became angry and stomped off.
A spokesman for the band said yesterday: �We can see the funny side now but it was a bit baffling at the time.
�The group never thought their album would cause such confusion.�
The rockers � fronted by singer Nick Oliveri and guitarist Josh Homme � were promoting the album prior to its release next Monday.
Their last offering, Rated R, was voted best album of 2000 by magazines Q and NME.
A manager at the club said: �Fifteen minutes after opening, I got a message from the door saying a large party had turned up.
�The doormen got a bit confused when they started using sign language. Some of their gestures were very descriptive.
�One of the crowd said they were here for the Songs For The Deaf night and that they would call the Trading Standards Commission if they didn�t get in.
�That�s when the penny dropped � there had been a huge misunderstanding. After my staff did a lot of explaining, the group also understood what had happened.
�They were angry and said they had phoned us to check we were holding a Songs For The Deaf night.
�They didn�t see the funny side at all and left straight away.�

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everywhere I go, the more I see, the less I know

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from: lionessfreedom
date: Aug. 24th, 2002 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh wow, lol. I'd've felt horrible. That is rather amusing, though

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WiTc|H|y

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from: witchmooon
date: Aug. 24th, 2002 05:01 pm (UTC)
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*lol*
yes..
those deaf people weren't thinking..
songs for the deaf? not possible! jeez.. their hopes were up.. for nothing... kinda sad.. but still.... they should have gotten more info!

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Stephen

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from: steviedurst21
date: Aug. 24th, 2002 09:46 pm (UTC)
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If they play loud enough, they can hear the bass/feel it. I saw on tv some motley crue fans that were deaf and they had a great time at a concert. So it makes sense

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