On the one hand, we here at The Pit believe that moshing is for everyone, and that no fan should be deprived of the chance to rage during a metal show. On the other, we’re well aware that mosh pits are a dangerous, chaotic place, and one shouldn’t be surprised to lose any belonging they have on themselves while doing the toxic waltz. That said, good moshers know that if they find a show or pair of keys on the floor, they should hold them up for all to see, just in case the person who dropped them is around. Now, alien sex lords GWAR have gone the extra mile, helping a fan find his prosthetic leg after it went missing in their mosh pit.
As you’ll see in the video below courtesy of GWAR’s Instagram, one fan was forced to park himself in the photo pit with security due to his prosthetic leg going missing. GWAR, always the most charitable of metal acts, decided to rally the crowd.
“If anybody’s got a fake leg out there, or an extra fake leg out there, send it this way, because this guy needs his fucking leg,” says bassist Beefcake the Mighty. The fan in question stands up (carefully, we assume) on the barrier and waves his hand around — and then lo and behold, his prosthetic leg pops up in the crowd, and makes its way forward. With the help of staff, the dude in question gets his leg back on just in time for GWAR’s next song, and gives the Antarctican thrashers a salute in the process.
Check out the video below:
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GWAR’s tour is still going on, so fans are invited to lose their heads, and anything else not strapped on tight enough, at one of the following dates:
11/30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO x
12/1 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom x
12/3 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall x
12/4 – Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar x
12/6 – Billings, MT – Pub Station x
12/7 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater x
12/8 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater x
12/9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue x
12/10 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre x
12/11 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s x
12/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club x
$ – with Madball / Eyehategod supporting
x – with Napalm Death / Eyehategod supporting
# – Festival
Words by Chris Krovatin