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Friday, January 16, 2004

SRL Cancels Approved Show, Fire Department Not Responsible

The Feb. 7 performance at Sam Boyd Stadium by Survival Research Labs has been cancelled, but the Las Vegas City Fire Department is not responsible for this turn of events (see previous article). An email from Robert Wysocki, of the UNLV Art Department, to this site states, "The show was cancelled by Mark Pauline of SRL."

The Sam Boyd Stadium resides in unincorporated Clark County, and it is the county's fire department which has jurisdiction over the stadium and events held there.

The cause for the cancellation was apparently due to the desire by SRL to allow the audience to be closer to the event than previously allowed. Clark County Fire Department Public Information Officer Robert Leinbach confirmed that SRL had been granted a permit for the performance by the county's fire department. He said that SRL asked about making changes to their approved event form, and were told to resubmit an event form reflecting the changes. The approved permit allowed for a buffer area of 50 feet between audience and performance area. It looks as though SRL declined to reapply, and instead abandoned the event altogether.

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