Both ways work now, of which I like the group better since it doesn't disable bullet behavior.
However, it won't work if I try to have these events only for the ice stage. In my current setup I have stage1 events included in other stages and apparently I can't affect "Included layout" with events made on another layout.
I guess I just gotta have nonchanging events on a general layout and every changing event separately for each stage?
Disabling group stopped working again, even when the group is in the same layout. Not sure why.