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Old 12-06-2009, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by LoathsomePete View Post
I think if any lesson is to be learned from that tragic event it's this... hiring a biker gang for security is a really stupid idea.
Didn't the guy who was killed pull a gun?
I know the bikers were hardly innocent that night and added to the hostility at Altamont (if not all of it) but the individual who pulled the gun out was high on drugs.
I doubt ordinary security would have dealt with the man so efficiently. It makes me wonder what might have happened had they not been the security for this gig.
I'm unsure about the gunman's motives...
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