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why? did anyone get hurt? it was a dangerous thing to do.
he chucked his guitar into the crowd at the end of their set.
nicky wire put a security guy in hospital before doing that..at reading, i think..did you notice how they censored the word 'assaulted' over there>
wouldn't be surprised if someone had to go to hospital this time, he did it like he wanted to hurt someone.
Put my friend in hospital after throwing his microphone into the crowd.
and lives/lived in southampton.
You know I love telling it...
Five hours in casualty for four stitches and concussion.
at a gig. Fact!
I'm thinking of starting a fanclub
is a waste of fucking oxygen
Or it didn't happen.
Yesterday i heard some stewards mentioning someone getting injured when a band threw something from the stage on saturday... i expected a drumstick! Glad i chose to watch Kurt Wagner now!
not very christian behaviour at all...! hope they weren't badly hurt.
worst gig injuries I've had are repeated broken glasses and jason trail of dead's armpit in my face, am still traumatised by that one <sniff>
he then swung it round his head and hurtled it into the audience like an olympic hammer, it wasnt like he just tossed it into the crowd it would have been at full acceleration, if it hit someone in the right place it could easily of killed someone, I wouldnt have had him down for such rock and roll antics
i was on the front row in front of mimi, sparhawk said he was having a bad day, how everyone he loves said they hate him, Mimi said apart from her, but he didn't seem to irate or anything. then i think they were just winding up the set and the string broke and then he lost it. i thought it was the best i've heard them play just a real disappointing way to finish it.
mormons i believe
It totally did happen. this was pre-youtube.
and then swung around several times like a whirlwind, swinging the guitar by its neck and threw it full pelt into the audience. The bass player had to rush back on stage and apologise/ ask whether any one was hurt. it was pretty shocking to see, even worse it was a night time show and there's always a lot of families with young kids at the garden stage. I got pics of the guy who caught it, who was chuffed as he's a big low fan, he said he was a bit dissapointed that they didnt play 'in the drugs'!
anyone catch what he said earlier about having a bad day and having everyone he loved tell him they hate him?
I missed this to catch the second Acorn set (I think) and then heard various people mention it on Sunday.
was a fucking dick with his stupid guitar hurling antics at the end. I honestly expected to turn round and see some poor bastard lying unconcious on the ground with blood pouring from their head.
It marred an otherwise decent Low performance.
Nice to hear Dinasaur Act, in particular.
noone was hurt :) anyone remember when trail of dead threw their entire drum kit into the reading crowd? it was the year tehy headlined the nme/radio 1 tent, not the previous year on the main stage.
threw the bass drum, complete with the legs that keep it level aswell as the two toms attached to it into the reading crowd.
Shocking...but as i was at the back, amusing
it was just cool. absolutely no danger there - when people are packed at the front for a rock band like that, something as undense as a drum kit isn't going to hurt anyone
I remember it being handed out into the audience. It was a long time ago, I may be wrong.
I remember running away!
i was at the front so just watching things sail over my head, but they were going pretty high so whoever they landed on might have been in some pain.
didn't somone try and make off with a guitar only to be chased down by security?
by Louis Eliot of Kinky Machine (later Rialto) when he was frustrated at a lack of audience reaction, kicked a bottle into the crowd and it got me right in the gut. Cheers Louis.
really upsetting more than anything else, he clearly wasn't doing it because he was having a "bad day", even if you don't know his medical history it was clear he was not in a good way. I'm not defending what he did, I was pretty shook up for about an hour afterwards, but I can't imagine what as going through his mind to make him do that. I'm glad the guy was OK, there was dozens of people getting his photo at the end.
It definitely happened, I was also there. He swung it with full force across the top of the crowd on the right hand side of the stage. He didn't seem very happy, and said "have you ever had one of those days where everyone you love tells you they hate you?", and the lady in the band said, "I don't hate you." At the time when he said it, it seemed as though it might be some kind of melancholic empty precursor to a song, but combined with the angry guitar throwing, maybe he was being serious.
It's not likely to turn up on You Tube I wouldn't think, it wasn't really the type of festival where people film every move on camera phones.
with his drum stick once but a whole gutiar wow tthat one big lawsuit waiting to happen
He was uninjured and had a swam of low fans eyeing up his new guitar and taking photos like paparazzi ....
the head of the guitar was snapped of at the top of the neck, i did hear what the guitarist said as 'photobooth' says above (the woman being his wife so im told) the performance ended in a wall of sound and the smashing that was vindicated and felt though-out a sympathetic crowd, until he hammer throw style swung it into the crowd who fell silent in shock and fear.
the guitar seemed to miss several heads by a few inches and it was spinning through the air at some speed. he was lucky he didn't seriously hurt somebody.
having witnessed alan sparhawk's cantona moment, surely there's a question mark now about whether it's ethical to book low. he's clearly suffering from some serious problems and is unfit to be onstage.
i've got tickets for the koko gig in november, but surely this should be cancelled now. if he has mental issues he should be quietly dealing with these rather than going on tour. if he hasn't got mental issues he shouldn't be allowed to play live.
one of my favourite ever bands, by the way
around the time The Great Destroyer came out (or when they were touring that album) because of his depression?
which was a surreal thing to do after someone had just had a mental breakdown. it was the best show of the weekend for music, but still.
everyone stood in silence????
i felt quite awkward, i was a bit shocked to be honest, but it felt like a way of showing support. or something.
I was stood with my hand over my mouth to be honest.
for a brief second as he span and then let go i thought it was awesome, I wasn't really thinking in the real world, too into the music I guess. Then I realised what the hell was going on (ie Les Paul flung at head height a fair old distance) and I couldn't quite take it in.
their call i think - playing could be the only thing that helps him keep his head together, is definitely a release, as well as could be the catalyst that makes him break down. sure if they've pulled dates before for that reason maybe that's what they're likely to do, but it feels weird to be suggesting they must pull the dates because of this...
he could have seriously injured or killed someone this is no exageration, a responsible band or promoter would cancel
and they're playing three in the UK I think - I guess they'll take some time to consider it. I'm sure Mimi Parker and Alan Sparhawk will know themselves whether it's best to go ahead.
in Chicago tomorrow, and on Saturday at ATP NY. I'm not sure if I prefer a fucked-up Alan Sparhawk or a cancelled show now.
I can't think of many (if any) bands who've been going as long and writing such genuinely beautiful and affecting songs on a consistent basis. I saw them live at the Islington Chapel and it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to.
Both Union Chapel shows were extraordinary. At the first, the final encore of Two Step was positively breathtaking, and this year's rendition of Pissing was one of the live highlights of this year.
They are truly a marvel live.
as I left near the end of the set to catch Sennen but he seemed in a weird mood throughout I thought.
He seems proud of getting it, though.
summing up sparhawk's feelings...
remember the setlist?
that second photo's crazy. That chap does look very happy about having that guitar though!