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chudenk
12-01-2011, 08:46 AM
British rockers MUSE worry about the effects their elaborate stage shows have on their health - they're convinced their powerful lasers will one day blind them.

The Supermassive Black Hole hitmakers are renowned for their elaborate live productions, which often feature bright beams and light shows.

But the musicians have concerns about their vision after a concert stunt made them realise how damaging the lasers can be.

Drummer Dominic Howard says, "We got some big white balloons, threw them into the audience and decided to focus the lasers on them. It was like a slow burn that gradually disintegrated them into nothing. We all thought, 'What the hell will our corneas be like in 20 years?'

"We could end up like that amazing vocal group the Blind Boys of Alabama - getting around doing it really well but not seeing anything."

source (http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/muse-fear-show-lasers-will-blind-them_1194826)

Don'tPostThePear
12-01-2011, 08:58 AM
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Pip
12-01-2011, 09:06 AM
Oh sure, they're so very worried about the dangers of lasers that Matt likes to deflect them onto the crowd with a mirror!:LOL::rolleyes:

JessicaSarahS
12-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Oh sure, they're so very worried about the dangers of lasers that Matt likes to deflect them onto the crowd with a mirror!:LOL::rolleyes:

:LOL: My thoughts exactly.

Sounds like they need to put the bong down for a bit. :p

Queen of the Muse Board
12-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Oh sure, they're so very worried about the dangers of lasers that Matt likes to deflect them onto the crowd with a mirror!:LOL::rolleyes:

And what about our eardrums :LOL:

Pip
12-01-2011, 09:21 AM
And what about our eardrums :LOL:

:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle:

jbyun04
12-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Oh sure, they're so very worried about the dangers of lasers that Matt likes to deflect them onto the crowd with a mirror!:LOL::rolleyes:

The crowd only get hit by the lasers for a small portion of a gig... Muse get hit by the lasers on a gig-by-gig basis. Big difference there.

Pip
12-01-2011, 09:53 AM
The crowd only get hit by the lasers for a small portion of a gig... Muse get hit by the lasers on a gig-by-gig basis. Big difference there.

Sorry you failed to see the humour in my post.

laurenn1
12-01-2011, 10:09 AM
What a sad excuse for a Muse related piece of news :LOL:

ArtsyChick
12-01-2011, 10:45 AM
It's impossible to see out of those blue blinky glasses anyway, so we know Matt can play blind.

dip
12-01-2011, 01:02 PM
*comment about their wardrobe"

Dee3Dee
12-01-2011, 01:45 PM
*comment about lasers ruining Matt's ability to write good songs*

Tjet
12-01-2011, 01:48 PM
*comment about irony that what was supposed to give fans something to look at, ended up making the band blind*

dip
12-01-2011, 02:11 PM
*guiding light lyrics changed to say Blinding Light*

AloFury
12-01-2011, 02:24 PM
whoo whoo whoo health and saftey police say no to lasers or any nice things on stage.. maybe they could focus all the lasers at the moon and blow it up :)

id have thought that rehersals and stage testing would rule out any kind of badness with their light shows.. but yea i suppose people do make mistakes puttin the sets together

Queen of the Muse Board
12-01-2011, 02:57 PM
At least they would go blind by doing something which they love.. whereas us poor audience has gone blind because of the big stink...

Pip
12-01-2011, 03:05 PM
At least they would go blind by doing something which they love.. whereas us poor audience has gone blind because of the big stink...

Ewwwww yes :stunned:

Meep
12-01-2011, 06:18 PM
Somebody please think of the children.

Pip
12-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Somebody please think of the children.

Noooooo! That'll start another outpouring of grief!:eek::LOL::LOL:

Ekinox
13-01-2011, 09:53 AM
uhm,
i actually don't see how the lasers would hit them in the eyes?
they probably have their back turned to the lasers anyways?

CarrieB
13-01-2011, 10:56 AM
I saw that story.

Maybe it's an extremely poor attempt at distraction from a certain other matter.

Dom - I think you will need to think of something a bit more sensationalist and at the same time believeable than that!

Mrcookie
13-01-2011, 11:49 AM
*guiding light lyrics changed to say Blinding Light*

:LOL: :LOL:

Gareeh
13-01-2011, 08:15 PM
wouldn't mind seeing matt going stevie wonder in his later life tbh.

Bliss_Saturday
14-01-2011, 10:17 PM
Haha that's funny!! But waaaiitt... Couldn't happen could it? I looooovee their live shows!! OMG I hate it hate it hate it when they refer to them as (for example) 'supermassiveblack hole' hit makers... I don't even know y.. It just gets on my nerves!!

Bliss_Saturday
14-01-2011, 10:21 PM
uhm,
i actually don't see how the lasers would hit them in the eyes?
they probably have their back turned to the lasers anyways?

It's not the fact that they would necessarily be 'hit'... Although that wouldn't be good, I think theyre worried about the power of the lights.. If you've gone to a concert, you know how deadly blinding some of them are, especially small gigs!! I thought I was gonna go blind at John butler trio!! Lol blinding lights at a small gig... Don't Judge!! Haha

JoshyBarth
14-01-2011, 10:41 PM
Lasers are awesome, therefore, it doesn't matter :awesome:

dead-duck
14-01-2011, 11:21 PM
When I was at the MSG gig, one of the lasers during UD was right in my face if I looked slightly to the left... I remember joking that I wasn't aware I would be getting free lasik with my gig ticket. ;)

Pistol Star
15-01-2011, 07:15 PM
I remember being so happy I was lasered by Matt during Uprising. It had no adverse effects on my sight, although I do enjoy looking into torches/flashlights.

Minimal
17-01-2011, 11:23 AM
Pew Pew

DreamOutLoud
17-01-2011, 09:35 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/11/20/129032210278523902.jpg


http://atworkandbored.com/jokes-inc/fun-pics/laer-kitty-8293.jpeg

fuesch
17-01-2011, 09:43 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/11/20/129032210278523902.jpg


http://atworkandbored.com/jokes-inc/fun-pics/laer-kitty-8293.jpeg

Kitty must be related to the Yellow Eyed Demon. :eek: :awesome:

JacksSmirkingR3venge
17-01-2011, 09:50 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/11/20/129032210278523902.jpg


http://atworkandbored.com/jokes-inc/fun-pics/laer-kitty-8293.jpeg

That Looks like my kitty! :awesome:

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq286/Hatsune11/5249_102286386449960_100000057968780_64480_1387583 _n-2.jpg

Queen of the Muse Board
17-01-2011, 10:12 PM
http://i31.tinypic.com/r8ujb5.gif

fuesch
17-01-2011, 10:29 PM
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOBELLZ

/caps

musse
18-01-2011, 01:34 AM
http://i31.tinypic.com/r8ujb5.gif

:ninja: I think I'm already under his control :LOL::dance: