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    In keeping with the $hitty threads of late...

    My apologies if someones already posted this.



    They're not fans of Dave Matthews
    Bus septic tank dumps on tourists

    Dave Matthews
    By abc12/Associated Press
    Chicago — (08/25/04)-- The state of Illinois has sued the Dave Matthews Band for allegedly dumping up to 800 pounds of liquid human waste from a bus into the Chicago River.
    The foul liquid doused a tour boat filled with passengers.

    The lawsuit accuses the band and one of its bus drivers of violating state water pollution and public nuisance laws. And it seeks $70,000 in civil penalties.

    A band spokesman says its bus driver denies involvement in the incident.

    But according to the lawsuit, the driver allegedly emptied the contents of the septic tank through the metal grating of a downtown bridge into the river below.

    More than 100 people on an architecture tour were showered with foul-smelling waste. Everyone received refunds, and the boat was cleaned with disinfectant.



    Copyright 2004 ABC Inc., WJRT-TV Inc.

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    go dave...

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    yea, so the busdriver duz this and dave gets a bad rap. It won't affect me though, i still think he's one of the greatest musicians of our time and anyone that thinks different has never been to a show. How man other artists out today can sell out a 75,000 seat ampitheatre 3 nights in a row?!? GO DAVE!!!!

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    didnt twista's bus driver do that like 2 months ago..? dam rockers always copying us rappers..
    Last edited by Elliot; 09-02-2004 at 03:39 PM.

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    rapers huh? hmmmmm, someone is a sick bastard........and dave is WAY better than any rapper

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
    rapers huh? hmmmmm, someone is a sick bastard........and dave is WAY better than any rapper

    dave who?

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    dave matthews band, ever heard of them?!?! Its a band that actually PLAYS instruments. I know you're used to listening to guys stand on stage grunting and making up words, but you should check him out sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
    dave matthews band, ever heard of them?!?! Its a band that actually PLAYS instruments. I know you're used to listening to guys stand on stage grunting and making up words, but you should check him out sometime.

    in..s..tru..me..nts....?

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    Dave Matthews is a good band and my assumption is the driver acted on his own. Who knows though really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    in..s..tru..me..nts....?
    things that you play with (kind of like your skin flute)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
    things that you play with (kind of like your skin flute)

    very very ::bends hand at wrist::

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    i was actually thinking of going on tour with my instrument, wanna come along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
    i was actually thinking of going on tour with my instrument, wanna come along?

    I'll pass.. i always thought if i were to be gay i would be the pitcher not the catcher.. but thank you for offering

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    its all about you isnt it, gotta take to receive my friend, thats how this relationship is gonna work

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badcamaro
    its all about you isnt it, gotta take to receive my friend, thats how this relationship is gonna work


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    fine, we're done

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    here's the letter dave mathews band released to the press

    8.29.04

    To the people of Chicago and our fans:
    Given comments being made in some of the emails we have received from fans and the comments we have seen in some of the media, we believe it is important to clarify where we stand regarding the bus dumping incident in Chicago.

    Hopefully this will resolve any misunderstandings because we want everyone to know that we care deeply about what happened to the people on the boat that day, which was terrible, and the damage that occurred to Chicago's environment. We are not attempting to avoid any responsibility we may have for the incident. We love Chicago, we love the city and we love the people. It is one of our favorite cities to play. We would never do anything to offend the people of Chicago or any of our fans. If we were responsible for what happened, we will work quickly to make amends, with the people on the boat and with Chicago.

    We have fully and voluntarily cooperated with the Chicago authorities since the moment we heard about the incident. We provided access to our drivers and our tour manager immediately, the band was using five different buses in Chicago at that time and we provided the license plate numbers of all of them, we provided photographs of any of the buses they requested and we offered to supply DNA evidence to determine if one of our buses was the bus involved. In short, we have worked with the Chicago authorities in every way we can to determine whether one of our buses was the bus involved in the incident.

    Our driver was the only person on the bus during the period relevant to this matter, and he has told us that he had nothing to do with this incident. We have not yet seen any of the other evidence in this case, and we have a few narrow but critical questions related to what we have seen of the evidence in the media. We are working with the Chicago authorities to resolve these open issues as quickly as possible so this matter can be closed.

    What happened that Sunday is extremely important to us. It touches on many of the core principles we have supported and tried to live up to, not simply environmental principles and principles of accountability, but more importantly simple principles of humanity. What happened to the people on the boat is awful and our hearts go out to them.

    But please understand another principle we are committed to is loyalty and respect for the people who we work with. We are proud that many of our crew have worked with us since the band's earliest years. It has become a family and that family is very important to us. This driver has been working with us for over 5 years. In that time he has earned our respect and trust and on a personal level he has become part of the family. In light of that, we take his statements seriously and ask for everyone's patience until we resolve our concerns. We are working to resolve these as quickly as possible. And to repeat, if it was our bus that did it, we will take responsibility immediately

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    hell of a response, shows a lot of class on their part

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