Topic: Funniest thing you've seen at a gig....
Taake- True norwegian black metallers in full on evil gear and corpse paint take the stage with singer giving it the old 'arrrghhhh, i'm holding a brick', whole crowd is in a rapture until the band realise their bassist isn't on stage and they are left standing looking very un-evilly silly waiting for the guy to not only show up but plug in and tune up. A Tap moment if ever there was one. They were actually amazing though.
Wolves in the Throne Room - eco-friendly emo black metallers ironically insisted on using smoke machines at the star & garter in manchester, set off the smoke detector which cut the power. They were then left standing with the proverbial dick in hand and had to wait for the guy that looks like a status quo roadie to fix it all for them. Very eco-friendly.
Shank - bass player in a small practice room in glasgow gave a very heartfelt and relatively lengthy speech about how the carpet bombing of tokyo is always forgotten about because of the more 'exciting' vision of nuclear bombs in hiroshima. The gentile crowd politely wait for him to finish except for one cheeky punk who gets bored halfway through and shouts "thats no whit you said last night when you were lickin ma bum". Still a good gig though.