Russian ravers blinded by Lasers!

The above photo was from a show I played in Zaandam, The Netherlands in January. I was on stage and at the time those things were shooting right past my eyes as I was setting up to make noise. When I read the following story I got on my knees and thanked god I still have my vision:

Dozens of partygoers at an outdoor rave near Moscow have been partially blinded after a laser light show burned their retinas, say Russian health officials.

Moscow city health department officials say that 12 cases of laser blindness were recorded at the Central Ophthalmological Clinic in the city. The daily newspaper Kommersant reports that another 17 victims have registered at another hospital in the centre of the capital. –

This also reminds me of the countless high powered home made lasers I’ve seen at events. Of course I still want my own! Check these out:

What color do you want?

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Oliver Chesler

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4 thoughts on “Russian ravers blinded by Lasers!”

  1. being familiar with some Russian party organizers i can imagine how this happened.
    they just went to physics faculty in Moscow and said the they need the most kick-ass powerful laser out there…

  2. I’m familiar with small but extremely powerful handheld laser pointers, I got one from Techlasers and I can light a match with it. I can only imagine how much more powerful those entertainment lasers are.

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