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04-18-2007, 11:39 AM
Are any horses on site during Coachella?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070418/od_nm/serbia_stones_odd_dc;_ylt=Agqt4gkEWij2IRhWk_jqOfjM WM0F

Horses to be drugged for Stones gig

By Ljilja Cvekic
Wed Apr 18, 11:37 AM ET

BELGRADE (Reuters) - A plan to sedate more than 300 horses stabled at Belgrade's racecourse to keep them calm during a Rolling Stones concert there has enraged Serb animal lovers who are lobbying to have the gig moved to another venue.

The concert is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the Hippodrome, Belgrade's largest fenced space. The horses will be only a few metres from the stage.

"Horses differ, the same as people. Some are more nervous, more skittish," said hostler Jovanka Prelic. "If they get too nervous or start to panic during the concert, they'll get sedatives."

Serbia's biggest animal protection society, ORCA, says holding the concert there would be extremely harmful to the horses, and sedating them is not the answer.

"Research has shown that noise and vibrations are the strongest causes of stress to animals," Elvir Burazerovic, head of ORCA, told Reuters.

"Surely our big city has enough open spaces where even 150,000 people can fit in. We think the Hippodrome should be left to horses," he said.

The sedative would be diazepam. In Serbia it trades under the name Bensedin, a very popular drug during the 78 days of NATO air strikes in 1999, when much of Belgrade's adult population was on tranquillizers.

ORCA said that if it failed to convince the organizers to change the concert venue, it would contact the Rolling Stones directly and ask them to use their influence.

"I believe we'll succeed since such a reputable band will not allow such a stain on its record," Burazerovic said.

The band have never played in Serbia. A 2003 concert was cancelled due to the assassination of then Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, and a 2006 date scrapped after guitarist Keith Richards suffered a head injury while on vacation.

This year's concert is scheduled for July 14.

Cpt. Funkaho
04-18-2007, 11:47 AM
um... pretty sure not. Although it's on a polo field, afaik people bring their horses themselves if they are playing polo. No on-site stables.

04-18-2007, 12:20 PM
um... pretty sure not. Although it's on a polo field, afaik people bring their horses themselves if they are playing polo. No on-site stables.

have you actually been, captain?

04-18-2007, 12:27 PM
I've sure as hell seen horses stabled on the Polo fields, or adjacent to them.

04-18-2007, 12:28 PM
I'm sure lastgreatman will have long since exhausted the supply of drugs they would use on the horses.

04-18-2007, 12:28 PM
Is the polo field going to reek of horse butt?

04-18-2007, 12:30 PM
I assume Keith Richards is providing the horse drugs for the Belgrade gig. Maybe at Coachella they could have Willie Nelson park his tour bus close to the horses and leave the windows open. That should keep them mellow.

04-18-2007, 12:30 PM
the serbs like animals?...

04-18-2007, 12:38 PM

04-18-2007, 12:39 PM
Yeah there are horses, but the stables and stuff are far enough away I think that the sound will not affect them as much as you think.

04-18-2007, 12:43 PM
I prefer Ketamine.

04-24-2007, 01:42 PM
thats cool I was just wondering

04-24-2007, 03:17 PM
I prefer Ketamine.

yes make note walk by stables to look for buckets of k and horses laying around on pillows.

04-24-2007, 06:03 PM