A Whole Lotta Smoke (On The Water)

On June 3rd 2007, in Kansas City, Ks, 1,683 people played “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple at the Community American Ballpark for the Guiness World Record:

More here. Thanks Rick!

7 Responses to “A Whole Lotta Smoke (On The Water)”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    What is it with stupid people and large group activities? Or is it large people and stupid group activities? Or just large stupid activities for group people?
    Oh, just forget it!

  2. Duncan says:

    In case you do not know why this is here.

  3. sterbus says:

    Now I want to see 1,684 drummers playing the black page.

  4. xorg says:

    I guess people like to feel they ‘belong’. Something to do with personal identity or security or something. Ask your local shrink. I can think of better ways of doing this than playing Smoke on the Water though!

  5. jim says:

    Oh blargh!
    My condolences to Deep Purple, & the hearing-unimpaired.
    This eats … makes me want to undergo unnecessary pancreatic surgery minus anaesthetic, just to take my mind off its uglitude … back around 2000, they tried this locally with “Takin’ Care of Business” (old BTO 70′s hit) as blithered by circa 1400 gutboxes ALL AT ONCE … & caused much joy among the lucid when the stoned-out(???) mob of axe-meisters failed to convey the songs subtle je ne sais quack before their time was up.
    Can a 5,000-guitar “Stairway To Heaven” be far behind?
    (makes a face even worse than Steve Vai in mid-solo)

  6. urbangraffito says:

    Where’s Studabaker Hoch when you need him?

  7. giantalbinopenguin says:

    Hell, they’re not hurting anyone. And it keeps them all in one place.