Members of Arcade Fire and Pearl Jam Broke A Fan's Nose Accidentally
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.20.2014
During a basketball game...
ABC News reports that members of Arcade Fire and Pearl Jam broke a fan's nose on accident during a pick-up game of basketball on the Auckland portion of the Australia Big Day Out tour.
Fan Sherif Hassan told The Doctor on Triple J radio that he was lucky to get to play basketball with Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament but then he discovered how competitive Ament is.
He said: "He's aggressive, I'll tell you that much. He broke my nose. It was actually the last play of the game - the one time I decided to play proper defence. All I heard was Win going off about how the rules are rubbish down here, and throwing balls around and chucking a bit of a hissy fit. It was worth it. [Ament] got us all tickets to the Auckland BDO and hooked us up with backstage passes. I got to meet Lorde, Major Lazer and Mac Miller - Lorde was just chilling backstage, it was weird seeing her in person. I got a photo, it was awesome. We got to the front of stage for Pearl Jam, and [Pearl Jam front man] Eddie Vedder gave me a shout out.""
The two bands headline the Big Day Out festival tour this week.