The Deadly Nightclub Fire In Brazil Happened Because That Night's Band Were Cheapskates

Jordan Sargent · 01/29/13 10:26PM

At the root of the unimaginable tragedy in Brazil — in which 234 people died and at least 120 others were hospitalized in a fire at a nightclub called Kiss — is wanton carelessness for others. According to police in Brazil, the fire was ignited by flares that were intended for outdoor use. Why did Gurizada Fandangueira, the band playing that night, set off those flares inside the club? Because they were cheap.