Woman Files Lawsuit After Slipping In Vomit At Whitesnake Show

A Whitesnake fan is suing the Newport (Wales) council after claiming to have missed the beginning of one of the band's gigs. Why? Because she slipped over vomit.

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If you just had a meal you might want to wait a few minutes before checking this story out. A Whitesnake fan is suing the Newport (Wales) council after claiming to have missed the beginning of one of the band's gigs. Why? Because she slipped over vomit.

As Lindy Butcher told the South Wales Argus, "It was horrifying, you don't expect to fall in someone's vomit." Oh boy no, you do not. The show was at the Loft Bar in Newport Leisure Central this past December (2011). As a result of the fall Butcher claims to have suffered bruising and soreness to both of her knees, as well as muscle spasms between her ribs.

The Newport council says they did what they could to prevent this night-ruining event. "It would appear the presence of vomit was reported to staff by a member of the public. One of the bar staff tried to call for a cleaner. However, it was extremely busy in the bar and cafe areas. In the absence of any detail concerning the actual whereabouts of the vomit and with so many people in the bars, it was difficult to pinpoint immediately where the vomit was located."

To the venue's credit, Butcher's tickets were promptly reimbursed after, of course, she was aided and cleaned with disinfectant. Perhaps next time out she'd be better off buying Whitesnake's upcoming "Forevermore" concert DVD when it comes out. After all, it's doubtful there will be any strange regurgitation laying around in the confines of her own home.

Thanks for the report to UltimateClassicRock.

41 comments sorted by best / new / date

    moxell1
    This is almost as good as the lady who got knocked up at a Megadeth show and then put an ad on Craig's List looking for the dad. Equal quality of human being.
    Rick_Diculous
    The person who vomitted probably won't get caught. You can't really dust for vomit.
    MonsterOfRock
    You know in some cultures they only eat vomit. I personally haven't been there, but I've read it. IN A BOOK!
    DrMaplecrest
    You can sue for anything anymore. Hell she might as well go all out and sue the food and alcohol company's that most likely contributed to the spew, and while she's at it, sue the manufacturer of her shoe for not having proper grip and traction for vomit trudging. It's a rock concert, what did she expect?
    2edgy4u
    People will try and sue for anything these days. It's enough to make you sick.
    L2112Lif
    Marty? IS THAT YOU?! Where's Doc!? I've been trying to warn you, DON'T GO TO SEE WHITESNAKE, Shit's gonna go down!
    Beatnik1710
    its newport leisure centre not central, and if the lady in question is from newport then she should know full well that its extremely hard to walk anywhere in newport without slipping in vomit,
    zalant
    Guess she thought it was "Slide In It" instead of "Slide It In". Damn dyslexia gets 'em every time.
    one-dead-cop
    "As a result of the fall Butcher claims to have suffered bruising and soreness to both of her knees, as well as muscle spasms between her ribs." .... What? Bruised and sore knees + muscle spasms? Sounds more like the aftermath of a snoop dogg video than a whitesnake show.
    nick1227
    isnt slipping in vomit at a rock show kinda like getting shot in a war? chances are its gonna happen to somebody.....
    Schibik1
    She was at a Whitesnake concert, its not like she didn't live through the 80's.
    Camron62\m/
    what do you expect? peace and lounging out? it's a rock concert, where everyone goes to have a good time. expect the unexpected. my first big concert, the gigantour, i got a bit contact high because people were smoking weed everywhere down in the crowd during the opening bands and in between sets.
    HigherThanAMile
    In the States, upon being notified of a spill in a place of business, a Wet Floor sign must be placed in the area immediately and remain there until the area is clean and dry. If that is the case in this situation and they can't prove they took measures to prevent an accident.....well, sucks to be them. "One of the bar staff tried to call for a cleaner. However, it was extremely busy in the bar and cafe areas. It was extremely busy-they were not adequately staffed. Bad. In the absence of any detail concerning the actual whereabouts of the vomit and with so many people in the bars, it was difficult to pinpoint immediately where the vomit was located." Total bullshit. Are they trying to state that they were aware of the fall, called for a cleaner, but didn't know where the fall actually occured? LOL It was extremely busy-they were not adequately staffed. Bad.
    Jakerumbles
    This is sad. What an idiot. So what you slipped in vomit, that doesn't mean you can sue over it. Grow up, seriously!
    Eclectic Lizard
    Betcha anything she's a fat ****ing slob who lives in an apartment covered in dog piss and cat shit, never takes out the trash and spends all day smoking and drinking cheap beer. She's just a lazy piece of shit who's tries to squeeze every last person for money.
    nick1227
    also was she hurt? because it looks like she slipped in vomit and is fine. that seems like a frivolous lawsuit to me and those make me sick! *ba dum tssss!*