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Roadies And Musicians Describe Crazy Backstage Experiences They've Had On The Road

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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.