'Sup Guys, Since this forum is a great gathering place for bands, fans, venues, entertainers.... yadda yadda yadda, you get the point.
I'm interested in hearing some of the craziest stories you have from playing shows. Doesn't matter the size, location, draw... doesn't matter.
What's some of the coolest/weirdest/sickest stuff you guys have seen and/or done at shows?
For instance my band Blood Culprit played a Halloween show last year. Our guitar player, at the last minute, dressed up as Super Mario (bulging package and all... you better believe there's pictures... and lots of things humped...) Anyways we're rocking our set out, and he decides to take his wireless pack out for a spin by jumping from table to table/ table to bar/ person to table.... there wasn't a place this guy didn't go. After (almost) 6 (whole 'nother story) Bad ass bands played, you could tell that place had seen better days, but everyone had a good time and a year later when we played there again.... people were still fuckin' talking about it!!! \m/
Now that's the kind of stuff that leaves an impression on people. Your music can be as brutal as you want it to be, but the lesson learned from that day was that there is sooooooo much more to putting on a great show. Your music will always be around as long as you guys keep playing it, but its the crazy shit that happens at live shows that will leave lasting impressions on everyone and really earn you some die hard fans.
So lets hear it guys!!!! What kind of crazy shit have you seen or done?
Blood Culprit may induce the follow: Headbanging, Thrashing About Wildly, Excessive Drinking and/or Smoking, Permanent Devil Horns, Enlarged Breast (Women only... and a few men), Profuse Bleeding, Randomly Broken Bones, A Beard, Excessive Speeding, Excessive Speeding in School Zones, A Slight Disregard for Pants, More Enjoyment Out of Chocolate Milk, Sex, Metal, and Life \m/
So we used to have this keyboardist. He was a pretty cool guy - if a little bit high-strung - but whenever we'd have rehearsal he would play all his parts right and he even wrote pretty cool stuff...However, something about stepping on stage brought out the psychopath in him. It would be a couple bars before his keyboard solo or something and I'd look out and see him running around the back of the crowd. When he was actually AT his key station, he almost never played any of his parts right live. All in all, just a really untrustworthy guy to share a stage with.
One time, we were playing at this little venue and there was a door to the outside right next to him onstage. I looked over in the middle of a song and saw the door shutting and no keyboardist. Dude just ran out of the venue! Then he ran back in and started playing keys again. I was like "WTF dude? What if that door was locked??" He goes "Yeah I thought about that while I was out there..."