Next month a Tampa rock band, Hell on Earth, says it will feature a “live suicide” onstage during a performance in St Petersburg. The theater owner isn’t pleased, and the Hemlock Society isn’t impressed. To the police, it would be a second-degree felony.
What’s truly weird, however, is the group’s “right-to-die” rationale. Hell on Earth, whose on-stage antics have included chocolate-syrup wrestling and grinding rats in a blender, wants to “raise awareness for dying with dignity.”
There’s got to be a more dignified way.