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    Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:17:02

    Rush Fan Sues Band Over Cancelled Show - Is that really what you'd call a fan?

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    • Rush - LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 14:  Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (L) and singer/bassist Geddy Lee perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena during a stop of the band's Time Machine Tour August 14, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    I don't know if I would consider someone a fan when they levy a class action lawsuit against a band they love, but this is a litigious society we're living in. A Rush fan who travelled from upstate New York to Chicago to see the band perform is so upset the group cancelled the show that he has gone as far as to file a class action lawsuit. Ever think of reaching out to the band's manager to ask for an autographed copy of a DVD or rare poster or used Neil Peart drum sticks for your troubles? It's cheaper than hiring a lawyer.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 42-year-old "fan" Christopher Langone is seeking reimbursement for his ticket, airfare and other expenses after he made the trek to Illinois to see a Rush concert which was scrapped due to rain. Langone is claiming it is breach of contract since the ticket and promotional materials stated the gig was a "rain or shine" event. He feels other fans are in the same boat and is hoping they join the suit. The band has yet to respond.

    I have to wonder if the weather was dangerous, wherein performing would endanger fans and the band, and if that negates some of the jargon. I also think this is a ridiculous suit and not the way you react towards your favorite band. Buyer beware.

    Do you think this fan is a complete and total asshole?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.14.10




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