LMFAO Party Rocks Honduras Into a Fire
LMFAO party rocked a little to hard in Honduras on Wednesday night, and they were forced to end their concert early after a fire broke out in the venue. They were nearing the end of their performance at the Coliseo Nacionalde Ingenieros in Tegucigalpa, when the electric system in the basement apparently caught fire, filling the arena with smoke and making confused and slightly panicked concert-goers begin searching for the exits. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. It is estimated that there were 7,000 people in attendance, and all were safely escorted out of the venue. “The situation was controlled to prevent secondary damages because of a stampede, people were evacuated as calmly as possible and that way a tragedy was averted,” explained Maynor Rodriguez, one of the rescuers on scene. According to Rodriguez, they had to treat around 15 people for smoke inhalation and another 12 for anxiety related issues. The Honduran fire department was able to trace the cause of the fire to the electrical system, but were still suspicious that there was possibly arson involved. The authorities believe that the fire was started intentionally by a “criminal hand” that tampered with the equipment.
At this point however, it is unclear whether the police have arrested anyone. Redfoo of LMFAO took to Twitter following the concert posting in his usual party rock attitude, “Epic concert tonight!!!! Everybody in Honduras, we set the place on fire!!!! #sorryforpartyrocking …yeah baby.” Shortly after, he offered more of an explanation, “They told us that there was a fire when we were on stage. Then we went to the dressing rooms and there was smoke in the halls.” Close to an hour later, he posted once more, but this time with a different tone, “On a serious note. Hope everybody is safe from the fire tonight! love you Honduras!” Despite the fire, yesterday was a big day for the LMFAO dudes, as their single, “Sexy and I Know It” surpassed Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and took the number 1 spot on the Billboard chart. Shaking off the ashes and smoke, professional party rockers Redfoo and SkyBlu will be continuing their tour in Central America before heading up to Las Vegas to bring in the New Year at Haze nightclub at the Aria. Hopefully, nothing will catch on fire there; I know how Vegas likes their pyrotechnics.