Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Re: Funniest thing I've Ever seen at a Gig
I saw Morbid Angel at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney back in '92. They were supported by a local death metal act called Sadistik Execution. About half way through their set, their bass player, for some reson known only to himself it seems, decided swing his instrument at his head and deliver a crushing headbutt to it, producing what I can only describe as a his take on the bass solo.
As you can probably imagine, when skull and bass meet, bass wins every time. The fool staggered about a bit and then collapsed in a heap on stage, mid gig, which continued sans bass for the rest of the song. No great loss, Geddy Lee he was not.
That was funny and bizarre to watch, but doesn't even compare to the scene that followed. When Morbid Angel took the stage, the fans up front decided they didn't want to take to their seats, which were bolted to the floor. They instead decided to tear them loose and stomp the everloving crap out of them. I'm pretty sure the front 15 or so rows were reduced to kindling. Glad I wasn't part of the cleanup crew...