Out of Town No Show - Tranquilized
posted by December 8 at 14:20 PMon
Babyshamblesí Olympic champion lead man, Pete Doherty, didn’t show up for a secret Babyshambles set at London’s IndigO2 club. The bass player and drummer played a couple songs by themselves, then pulled a fan out of the crowd to take his place. They asked the people there if any of them knew how to play guitar. 18-year old Jamie Bell answered the call. He played and sang on a version of “Carry On Up the Morning”.
(Story from 411mania.com.)
This isnít the first time a band has pulled an audience member onstage to fill in.
On the 1973 Quadrophenia tour, drummer Keith Moon decided to take fifteen horse tranquilizers before a show at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. This is almost four times the amount for a horse.
When informed of his overdosage, Moon said, “I’m fucking Keith Moon.”
He passed out in “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and again in “Magic Bus”. When Moon became completely incapacitated, Pete Townshend asked the crowd, “Does anybody know how to play the drums?” Audience member, Scott Halpin, said yes, and filled in for Moon for the rest of the show.