Most surreal thing you ve seen at a gig.

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  1. Guitardvark

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    saw the fabulous thunderbirds and zz top open for the Rolling stones in the houston astrodome. bout the time the stones came on with mick in his pink tights ,the guy in front of me got stabbed in the heart with a pen knife and bled to death right there. never seen anyone die before. i saw the guy chokin up blood and gaggin on the foam...still see it in my head on occasion, the site has never gone away. I left soon after that, very soon. think about it sometimes just like I am now.
     
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    It was a reading gig, with the band backing a singer without a rehearsal. I frequently lost my place. The woman was lovely from every angle.
     
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    Had several fights break out in the 70's and 80's gigs, but one I really remember is when a bunch of dancers trying to get out of the way jumped on stage and pressed me and my Telecaster against the wall behind me. It got kinda hairy. Another fight in front of the stage had one guy on top of another fighting it out. We were told to always keep on playing...
     
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    At a Jeff Beck concert at the Dallas Starplex in 1999, I witnessed a guy drinking copious amounts of beer get drunk during the opening act, and then passed out in his chair and missed the entire Beck performance. They had a hard time getting him on his feet and out at the concert end.
     
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    Seen him many times....but the first time was in my local club in Wales in '78...I was 16...with Wild Willy Barrett....he'd just been on Top of the Pops singing his hit 'really free' the week before....sand a song called 'headbutt'....and cut his head open with the mic...carried on for the rest of the gig with claret everywhere !
     
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    Played solo at a wedding...outdoors middle of summer...started chatting to a girl in my break and the conversation led to her talking about her 'new' breasts....and then showed me them and asked if I could tell they were inplants ...by look AND feel....needless to say I had a nightcap with her later :)
     
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    That would be the same tour I saw him on, Retford porterhouse. Saw him about four years ago too, mad as ever
     
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    I played in a gig in a wheelchair, in a bald on top and long white hair on the side wig, because of a broken ankle. During the last song, a friend of the band thought it might be a good idea to wheel me across the stage, as fast as he could, spinning the wheelchair and everything.

    I was thinking to myself, weeeeee, that is some quality entertainment, until the cable got stuck in the wheel, and the jack plate got torn of. The electric wires were still attached, but the plate was loose. I tried to plug the cable in, managed to get some kind of sound out of the guitar, but it was cutting. Luckily it was the last song.
     
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    Overall it was a pretty wild show, but near the end of their set someone tossed one of those big Rubbermaid garbage cans onto the stage. Mark Arm picked it up by the handle and proceeded to play slide with it while trash flew out all over the place.

    *Sigh*...rock and roll used to be fun and dangerous.
     
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    He's definitely eccentric but he's a national treasure as well. I don't know if Wild Willy Barrett would agree though.
     
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