Classic cool gig story –
Bedrock – (3pc instrumental hardcore band) opens for Billboard Top 10 & MTV hit Act – ‘Cause & Effect’ 1993. Great Venue. Huge 3 Tier stage. Huge crowd.
Our show ‘Intro’ – me screaming something/16th note Drum roll as I run down the 3 tiers, jump to the last tier, slam the downbeat of the tune, and we’re ‘in’. Mike the bassist is 50 feet from me.
Right at the very moment I start running down the tier…out of nowhere, a dude starts running right beside me, I leap to the last tier, this dude swan dives into the crowd, we hit the downbeat with a vengeance…Raaaaaawk…security team flies to the middle of the crowd and starts beating this dude’s ass. The crowd erupts, the metal riffing up their asses, everyone jumps on the security team, massive mosh pit…and we’re only 15 seconds in….
Never let up the entire 30 minute set….so much fun.