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Worst Flier of the Week: 9/11 Massive

Normally we feature fliers that look cool, but this one is downright tasteless. Jeez, Prostyle Promotions, have some class.

The second annual 911 Massive Goes Glow event will be held on Saturday at Stratus from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. It's a 16-and-up rave. Tickets are $22 to $25 with $1 from each ticket being donated to the American Red Cross.

All DJ talent aside, let's examine the flier more closely. Primarily, it's absolutely disgusting that whoever designed this flier made the glow sticks loosely resemble the Twin Towers and that there are clouds of smoke around them. Secondly, it's terrible that somebody higher up actually approved this flier. Thirdly, only a cold-hearted asshole would try to make money by promoting their rave as a "9/11 event," and for the second year in a row, at that.

Sure, it's nice that donations will be made to the Red Cross, but that really doesn't make up for the disrespectful manner in which Prostyle Promotions has chosen to advertise and market the event. There are so many better, more patriotic ways to recognize 9/11 as a time to remember the tragedy and honor our heroes, not to roll yourselves stupid and wake up the next day forgetting that it's 9/11.

And now for a weird sidenote: they've got a pretty strange list of prohibited items. What promoter's biggest safety threat at an event is unsealed tampons? You can't even make that shit up.

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Lenni Rosenblum