Indy Rock City

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but paper causes lawsuits:

KISS bassist Gene Simmons is among the defendants being sued by a security guard over a confetti-initiated stage accident during a 2012 concert in Noblesville, Indiana.

Courthouse News Service reports security guard Timothy Funk says he worked the band’s September 1, 2012 show at the city’s Klipsch Music Center and was injured after falling on the “slippery, waxy, and glassy” stage.

According to Funk’s lawsuit, “some or all of the defendants” sprayed water from hoses “on the stage, the area around the stage, and on some of the crowd.” They also sprayed confetti around the stage and crowd “in a foolish and reckless manner,” Funk claimed.

Remember, kids: use confetti responsibly.

Said defendants include Live Nation (as owner of the Klipsch Center) and Simmons’ production company.


  1. LeeAnn »

    8 September 2014 · 5:41 am

    “My name is LeeAnn (hi, LeeAnn!), and I abuse confetti.”
    You know it’s next, don’t you?

  2. backwoods conservative »

    8 September 2014 · 7:32 am

    I’m not worried about the lawsuit. There’s not a problem out there so big Gene can’t lick it.

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