Many crazy things happen on band tours. Both roadies and musicians experience insane backstage stories, and the tales they share on Reddit are sometimes eye-opening and sometimes downright revolting. Indeed, you haven't lived until you've gone on tour with a band that has an equal amount of fans and haters.
Musicians really know how to have fun.
He Played The Keyboard Without Using His Hands
From Redditor /u/thexzzisalive:
I've seen a guy play keyboard with his [genitalia] and people LOVED it.
I've seen someone use an angle grinder on a microphone.
I've seen a band whose entire setup was a drum kit, old Halloween decorations, and a tape loop of spooky sound effects. It was awesome.
I've seen several people get hit in the face with full beer cans.
One of my good friends uses a hitachi wand as her main sound source.
I've seen a juggalo scream into a feedbacking amplifier and fight people.
I saw a band called Hitler earlier this year.
She Pooped In The Middle Of The Audience
From Redditor /u/Pharoah-Sander:
Played a show at this dive bar one time in Virginia. A larger woman was standing in front of us the whole time. She was enjoying the music and having a good time, and it was nice to see someone of a different crowd getting into our music. Nearing the end of the show she turns towards the crowd, back facing us, pulls her pants down, and sh*ts right on the floor.
Henry Rollins Found Him On The Toilet
From Redditor /u/impossible_planet:
[A friend] passed out in the toilet while taking a dump. Henry Rollins came along, pulled up his pants, picked him up and put him into bed. Unfortunately for my friend, he hadn't finished taking that dump...
A Man In A Wheelchair Started Dancing To A Stevie Wonder Cover
From Redditor /u/RLLRRR:
I play in a cover band in downtown Las Vegas. It's not glamorous, but the pay is alright, and I get to play drums for money. The crazy things you see and hear downtown—especially on Fremont Street—make your day.
While covering Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", an elderly... man in a wheel chair rolled up and started head-bobbing to the groove, only to immediately stand up and throw down some serious moves. We are certain we cured his paralysis with Stevie Wonder.