Manowar - Cause Mass Blackout In Cleveland


In case you were wondering, Manowar are still the loudest band on the planet... 'Cuz when they're in town, the power explodes.

During the sound-check last Friday afternoon (March 11th) for their first of two shows at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio, the self-proclaimed kings of metal blew one of the city's power grids, causing a massive blackout on the entire city block where the venue is located.

Workers at the local electricity company took 24 hours to get the grid back online. Temporary generators had to be rushed in to run Manowar's sound and lights, and a lot of extra gear was brought in for the show. Fortunately, the generators worked and the show was not cancelled.

Source: smh.com.au
Band profile: Manowar
 
Posted: 15.03.2011 by flamesoficarus


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15.03.2011 - 21:41
Jack---
Written by VPeter on 15.03.2011 at 18:35

They do almost everything to get attention...

Because they posted this story on facebook, they do almost everything to get attention? lol, lots of bands post stuff like that
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15.03.2011 - 22:29
ScreamingSteelUS
Agent of Steel
It would be Manowar. It just figures. Nobody else but Manowar would do something like this, even accidentally.
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I wonder how you will defend your ludicrous assertions.
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15.03.2011 - 22:41
Valentin B
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Haha, they probably had a friend pull the switch at the right time and blame it on them being the loudest band in the world.

this happened on a smaller scale at the 2009 concert of theirs which i attended. the power failed during "Brothers of Metal". 15 minutes later they came back, tried to play the song again but the power blew up again. 15 minutes later and after a characteristic speech by Joey saying that because we're the best fans in the world and them the loudest band in the world blah blah, they resumed the show. it's all quite "Spinal Tap" if you ask me(and Manowar is the closest bands get to being ST in real life).
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16.03.2011 - 00:36
Enemy of Reality
Other bands play, Manowar gay!

Joking i like Manowar, i'll be attending their gig soon in LIsbon. Hope they bring the place down!
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16.03.2011 - 00:37
RavenKing
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40

Another marketing trick by them. Because they know they won't get any attention based on their music. So they spread these sort of rumours.


Exactly.

Who will believe this bullshit, you ask? What about their braindead fanboys?
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16.03.2011 - 00:48
The Exorcist 10
You shouldn't judge them so harsh...
I believe they had something to offer in metal, they are good at what they do,
whether some like it or not.
It's not my favourite band, but i do respect their work,
it may seem ridiculus sometimes, but nobody's perfect, right..?
Cheers from Greece
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16.03.2011 - 01:32
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40

Oo ffs, do people actually believe this bs?

Another marketing trick by them. Because they know they won't get any attention based on their music. So they spread these sort of rumours.
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

When I first read the title to this news story, I thought for a quick second it was referring to a person blacking-out. A couple thousand people simultaneously falling asleep during their show...

Perhaps they should consider investing in more electrically efficient gear.
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16.03.2011 - 07:25
BloodFireDeath
Yeah Manwoar is a great band. Don't like em you can just go back to your Shadows Fall Bullet For my Valentine, and shitty new metallica.
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16.03.2011 - 11:56
morsus
Just the most ridiculous band in history..... They try to convince themselves and their fans that hey are badass. Pathetic
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16.03.2011 - 18:40
Destructo
This was more funnier than the entire "Funny Stuff" section combined !!! ROFL.....:P:P:P;D;D
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16.03.2011 - 21:22
worm_is_gloaming
Written by corrupt on 15.03.2011 at 13:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.03.2011 at 13:40
They might blackout a village in India but not an entire city block in Cleveland.

The American power grid isn't exactly famous for it's dependability. I'd say, if they cause a blackout somewhere, it would be in the US.


+1
No surprise to see such snafu happening in the states. The way the infrastructure is run/maintained, we should consider ourselves extremely lucky for every day that passes without terrorists or radicals disrupting it. As this story shows, it doesn't take much at all.
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22.03.2011 - 07:06
WorpeX
As much as making fun of this is fun, this actually did happen. I have a friend who went to the show. >.< He said he was rather disappointed in it to be honest, they weren't nearly as loud as he would have expected (although it was on back-up generators).
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22.03.2011 - 08:41
Void_Eater
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Written by WorpeX on 22.03.2011 at 07:06

As much as making fun of this is fun, this actually did happen. I have a friend who went to the show. >.< He said he was rather disappointed in it to be honest, they weren't nearly as loud as he would have expected (although it was on back-up generators).

So they were quiter than your friend thought they would be, but they still caused a blackout... Did your friend want to go deaf or something?
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24.03.2011 - 03:54
Yasmine
By the looks of the comments it's likely manowar was trying more for pissing off people than impressing anyone. Mission Accoplished, send in GWBush.
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