Someone slept onstage through an entire doom metal show
by Luke Ottenhof
January 6, 2017
It's been confirmed that he was not, as some speculated, dead.
There are certain time-honoured, atypical maxims that let musicians know they’re playing a KILLER set. For Aerosmith and Guns n’ Roses, it was girls flashing their boobs at them. For Brit punks, it was their fans spitting on them (and vice versa). For Lamb of God, it’s their fans lining up and slamming themselves into one another. And now, thanks to one revolutionary concert-goer, we have a new way to express our deep respect and admiration during a ripping show: sleeping onstage.
Boston doom metal band Fórn had a fan pioneer the groundbreaking tactic at a December 30 show. A young doom enthusiast, clearly brimming with awe and excitement and with no way to express his visceral fandom, resorted to sleeping on the side of the stage as the band cranked through a merciless, stellar set. It’s reminiscent of a dog sleeping at the foot of his owner’s bed, the ultimate sign of affection and dedication. This dude was clearly just trying to comfort Fórn and let them know they were protected.
Check out a video of the set and the narcoleptic fan below. As Spin noted, it’s been confirmed that he was not, as some speculated, dead.
H/T to NOISEY.