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  • We had a pretty crazy/scary show last night.

    We put a show on last night at a venue our bass player runs events for in Camberwell, South-East London. Anyway, we opened and played a fun, relatively tight set. It was very DIY/floor show kinda thing so the PA was pretty ****************ty, with no fold-backs at all. The sound onstage was dismal, to say the least.



    Second band of the night Polio (who are awesome, fans of punk/heavy music check take note) go on, play a couple of songs and are pretty much rocking. Anyway, after the third or so song their frontman/guitarist says into the mic that he's just been electrocuted, but sort of just laughs it off. No one thinks too much about it. Next thing I know, he's on the floor, convulsing. I heard sparks, and his hands were gripped to the mic stand, unable to let go. It took like three people to get him off of it. Finally after what seemed like forever, they shut the power for all the electrics off and called the ambulance. He's a big man and as he collapsed from the shock (presumably through the microphone?) smashed the top of his head into the corner of an Orange 4x12. Here's a picture of the wound after stitching:



    http://instagram.com/p/S_3BSQNHcQ/



    We called the paramedics straight away, and he was up and walking after a few minutes, albeit extremely disorientated and shaken. His hands had burns on them from where he had touched the mic/stand. It was ****************ing SCARY. The atmosphere in the room as it happened was nuts, everyone screaming. I think the dude should feel extremely lucky he didn't die or something.



    Yeah, so after all that we went to the pub and drank a lot of beer.



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    Damn, that is ****************ing scary. Glad to hear he's allright and living. Same thing happened to the lead singer of Titus Andronicus (even wrote a song about it).

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    • #3
      That's intense man. It was probably a pretty low volt AC shock as he stuck to the source and convulsed. If it was high volt DC it would have thrown him off and could have ended in cardiac arrest. That coulda sucked even more...
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      • #4
        Yeah man. I mean, he was pretty lucky to not have died. Let alone be walking around 10 minutes afterwards. He was uterly disorientated though, he didn't know where he was.
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          Quote Originally Posted by guitardustin
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          That's intense man. It was probably a pretty low volt AC shock as he stuck to the source and convulsed. If it was high volt DC it would have thrown him off and could have ended in cardiac arrest. That coulda sucked even more...




          Yeah. I have no real knowledge of stuff like this, and neither does anyone else who was there so we could only speculate on what the cause may have been. I'm assuming it was either through the guitar or microphone.
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          • #6
            Damn, I say he was lucky. Not sure I would want to play that venue after that experience.

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            • #7
              the blue flame strikes again.
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                Quote Originally Posted by IRG
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                Damn, I say he was lucky. Not sure I would want to play that venue after that experience.




                Yeah. We've played there twice before and never had any problems. I'm not sure I'm keen to play there again though.
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                  Quote Originally Posted by Loobs
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                  Yeah. I have no real knowledge of stuff like this, and neither does anyone else who was there so we could only speculate on what the cause may have been. I'm assuming it was either through the guitar or microphone.




                  I'm not sure of the details but it's when the mic, through the PA, and the guitar, through the amp, are connected to different ring mains. They usually short when the fingers are on the strings and the lips hit the mic grille.
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                  • #10
                    Damn.
                    MAN for that kind of thing U got to go Back to the Old boxes from back when!! In those days we would bring are AMPS to the lake and wnen U tilt the Cab down by the water U can see the ****************in DENT it made! With the waves coming off it and Everything ****************!!!!! NOwadays they all play in there Dens and home bars or watever kind of **************** they get up to

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                    • #11
                      I guess not.
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                      • #12
                        I have been in one situation where we were sound checking for an outdoor gig and we could see a thunderstorm building up in the horizon, and my microphone was properly electrically charged... and as I would approximate my headstock/guitar strings to it you could see the sparks connecting both.... our bass player said he would not play in that situation... and it took longer than it should have to move the gig to an indoor location....
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                        • #13
                          **************** this sounds like a nightmare, Ben! I'm glad he's ok now!
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                          • #14
                            Yeah, me too! I was using the very same mic before too. I'm glad it wasn't me!
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                              orange cabs are tough
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