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Not so much an injury but a near death experience.

V2001, Powderfinger had just finished and they were running out of time before Neil Finn was meant to be on, so my friend & I thought we'd be fine staying where we were (about 2/3 rows of people back from the barriers, roughly in the middle of the crowd) when on came some band whose name began with I. I think. I would say who but I'm not sure of the name (choice of 2 could be huge error if I get the wrong one) And the moshing started. Oh God did the moshing start. And the crushing and the pushing and the running out of breath etc. We were both crushed pretty badly and nearly knocked over a few times. In the 4th (?) song it looked likely one of us was actually gonna end up on the ground and the place being so huge, us being so small, the crowd being fairly violent, had either of us hit the floor we wouldn't be getting back up again, so we decided to fight our way out and sit the rest of their set out. Why oh Why bother having a band on when theres only 20 minutes before Neil Finn's meant to be on??

Umm other than that my worst injuries are barrier bruises from being crushed up against the barriers at places like Brixton, Shepherds Bush & the Astoria. Oh and being hit in the head by some drunk idiots elbow. And pulling a muscle trying to reach for a setlist.

Oh and then theres my little habit of falling over really stupidly before the gig's started or the place is very full. So the few people there can all see and spend the rest of the evening repeating the incident to their friends while pointing and laughing. The worst of this is I'm not even drunk when I manage to try my best to break my ankle. Ho hum. (most spectacular of which was probably at the D4's album launch party in Auckland a year ago *hopes no one on here was there/saw as you'll know straight away what happened/who the stupid prat was*)

Despite the nearly being crushed/trampled to death at V2001 experience I almost always try to be at the front for gigs. Partly cos I'm so short I can't see if I stand anywhere else. And also cos I like being at the front! Big Grin
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