It saddens me that so many people suffered in this R.I. tragedy. I'm with you, Lex, in that I feel for the club owners and what they're having to go through as well. The Station is a reputable place, those guys are really nice to work with. Bottom line, however, is they are responsible for the safety of their customers.
I'm glad Darla posted the performance rider. The band and, more pointedly, their agents and managers should also be held accountable, and named in any court proceedings. That's just irresponsible, careless, and greedy. They likely omitted the PT (or lazily didn't update the rider), because they knew it would limit the number of bookings. I'm surprised Stone Pony didn't notify other venues on Great White's tour schedule.