Skip to comments.Musicians in Thailand kill U.S. tourist after he joined them onstage to sing
Posted on 08/02/2013 6:05:12 PM PDT by sushiman
A U.S. business owner was killed in Thailand after going onstage to sing with a band.
What was supposed to be a fun vacation in Bangkok turned into a nightmare for one family.
Bobby Ray Carter, 51, of Texas, his wife Kelly, and their 18-month-old daughter Sadie, traveled to Thailand to celebrate Mr. Carters birthday. The Carters were meeting up with several other couples including Carter's adult son. The group went out to the Longhorn Saloon bar at the Ao Nang beach in Krabi province in Thailand.
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In before the Tough Crowd posts
Let me guess, “I did it my way...”
Lesson: don’t be a drunk jerk.
His son has a bra tattooed on his chest (???)
I’m thinking this was an “ugly” American....maybe a bit arrogant.....sounds like he robbed the cradle for the second marriage....
The musicians were a little Krabi...
Extreme Karaoke Debuts in Asia!
America sure has its share of ugly Americans here in Japan , too , and they spoil things for those of us who are not ugly , e.g. not being allowed to enter various clubs and forbidden for using various “ services “ .
He shoulda just gone on a sex tour.
A new variation on the Gong Show... he got gonged.
Full Kontact Karaoke!
And his wife Kelly ... a 27 year old former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader.
Kidding ... kidding ... but obviously his second or maybe third wife.
To take their 18 month old daughter on a trip like that is irresponsible and stupid.
“Do not condone the murder but the jerk was asking for trouble . He got more than he bargained for .”
I don’t know the whole story, but when I’m in somebody else’s country I try to do everything that I can to avoid any kind of dust up with the locals. Those types of encounters tend not to end well.
If John Lennon had been killed at a concert in a bar one of the dozens of times he was a drunken/coked out a$$hole, would his “untimely death” have been any more justified?
Bad life choices all around. Jail in Thailand is no joke. The band members will spend a long time there. As long as they manage to survive (which won’t be very long).
And Mr. Carter is dead.
As I said, bad life choices all around.
The first time I went to Bangkok I ate in a restaurant that had a solo singer doing a set of Beatles numbers. Strange and stranger. Satay and Lesterday. I wouldn’t have joined him, but not really a murderer’s den, either.
Sounds like he was permitted up there (and had apparently tipped to do so). Band wanted him to leave after a few songs to permit others to come on stage.
The dustup came when he and his son demanded their tips back.
Now it is unclear just how substantial these tips were. I’ve seen $50 and $100 tips to bands to get immediate results on a request.
Ooops. Contradicted myself. What i meant is that they’ll be given long sentences that they won’t live through.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, President Obama, and MSNBC haven't been heard commenting on this murder yet.
Yeah, Thailand! Prolly caught an incurable deadly strain of the clap while there first. Saved hisself a lot of pain.
He was white. White people’s lives mean less than nothing to those racist azzholes, so of course they won’t say anything.
And the tough guys tumble...
Fifteen minutes of fame.
That's an odd analogy. John was a drunken asshole a couple of times in LA, but being a drunken asshole in a foreign culture where nobody knows you is quite a bit different. I'm not saying the murder of this guy was justified, only that the analogy doesn't fit.
This is not the first incident of this type in the Far East - yellow man takes his karaoke seriously, you’d better watch out and practice your Barry Manilow reportoire before venturing out there!
In 2013 we have the "Clueless American." Officially.
Should he have been killed? Absolutely not!
Could he have used better judgment and avoided the personal tragedy? Absolutely.
Condolences to his family and friends.
“One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble”
His family and friends read FR? Who knew? Thanks for letting us know, we'll try to keep the proper decorum from now on.
Stabbed dead because the band didn't want to hear the father / son duo sing after tipping the band several times...???? The Tai police didn't so squat.
John showed that personality trait throughout his life (Germany, London, and LA). Hardly a weekend bender while he was out on the town with bad boys during his split from Yoko and his band.
Instant Karma might’ve caught up with John if a deranged fan hadn’t.
The “wise” “man of peace” BS ascribed to John Lennon is mythology.
” After a few songs, the musicians insisted that Carter sit down and give other people a chance to sing. Carter, who was said to be drunk, refused to leave the stage, according to Lieutenant Jongrak Pimthong.
The band stopped playing. Carter and his 27-year-old son Adam asked for their tips back. That is when they got into a heated argument with the musicians.
The fight continued outside ...”
The musicians were arrested on murder charges . WTF are you talking about ?
Merely singing someone else’s song (generally MY WAY is the most lethal) can get you killed in Asia.
Like Priestley, Johnny wasn’t prepared, or grown up, for fame and fortune. But the former had the Memphis mafia to protect him against himself, while the latter had, who, oh yes, Yoko.
Heck, Frankie hisself, hated it, surprised that it became popular, and only reluctantly vomited it at performances. Jacques Brel and Paul Anka will surely pay with eternity’s fires for it!
How much should you tip the band for a rimshot in Thailand?
Getting into fights with the locals in a foreign venue is not terribly wise. One does not know the laws, customs, or poclivities.
Sounds like a case of Darwin Awardism to me. OK, he didn’t deserve to be killed for being a total s$$hole, but sometimes a little chlorine is just what the gene pool needs.
Wrong country. Singing that at a karaoke in the Philippines, will get you killed. I have never been able to understand why, but it is true.
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