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Rock Legend Mobbed By Fans


03/13/2009
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(antiMusic) Ramones legend Marky Ramone and his solo band got a lot more than they bargained for when traveling south of the border to play for Mexican fans last weekend. Here is the tale as Posted on Marky's Myspace blog:

Everyone's ok, but things got way over the top concerning the safety of the band and out of hand for Marky and The Blitzkrieg at [Saturday] night's show in Mexico. The van taking the band back to the hotel was besieged by fans resulting in an injury to one of the touring party protecting the exiting band. The security at the venue did their best, but were overwhelmed by the numbers and intensity of the situation. They had never had to deal with anything like that before.

In trying to leave the venue, there was a pile up at the exit door as fans rushed to Marky on his attempted exit. Surrounded by over zealous fans pounding on the windows of the band van, cracking the windshield, one fan clinging to the side of the vehicle was thrown into on coming traffic. He was ok as later he and a friend eventually caught up with the van in a taxi shouting and waving at their hero.

If anyone owns Marky's DVD RAW from where the band were besieged by fans in Argentina, picture that but many times worse. It was a life threatening situation.

Sunday's show was meant to be in a larger venue, in a dangerous area with only the same amount of security as was not able to handle the scene at Saturday's show. In the interests of everyone's safety and well being, it has been decided that Sunday's show in Mexico City will not go forward.

Marky apologies to all his fans in Mexico City and says he's really enjoyed everything about the shows except the idea anyone getting hurt. He promises to come back with The Blitzkrieg soon under safer circumstances for everyone involved.

Marky will be coming back to Mexico to play a huge festival in May, which will have adequate security...that show will not be cancelled. We will post the name and venue of the 20,000 seat capacity festival on Myspace soon.



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