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Injured fan gunning for Axl


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http://au.news.yahoo...unning-for-axl/

 

 

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A Guns N' Roses fan who was injured when lead singer Axl Rose threw his microphone into the crowd at the end of the band's Perth Arena concert on Saturday is taking legal action against the controversial star.

Darren Wright was enjoying the finale of the Guns N' Roses show, which marked the start of the US band's Australian tour, when he was suddenly hit in the mouth by Rose's cordless microphone.

Mr Wright, a 39-year-old pest controller from Kingsley, said the flying microphone damaged his two front teeth and left his mouth bleeding.

"With the bright lights and explosions, I couldn't see anything," he said. "The next thing I knew, I was whacked in the mouth. I thought I had been punched. I was quite stunned and it took a few seconds to realise what was going on. I could feel bits of teeth in my mouth. Then someone is climbing through my legs to grab the microphone."

Mr Wright said he had engaged Perth law firm Hammond Legal to start legal proceedings against the Guns N' Roses lead singer for damages.

"I don't think he intended to do it, but it came at me at a fairly flat and hard trajectory. Those cordless microphones are not light. I'm surprised it didn't do more damage," he said. "At the very least, I want someone to pay to get my teeth fixed."

Mr Wright said he had a cut lip and lost a chunk of one front tooth, painfully exposing the nerve, and chipped the other front tooth.

He said tour promoter Andrew McManus left a message on his mobile telephone apologising for the incident and offering to give him a microphone signed by Rose.

"In reality I don't think the microphone is going to fix my teeth or pay for the dentist," he said. "I'm a father of four on a single income doing it hard in Perth."

Mr Wright said a dentist told him he would have to have months of dental work costing at least $5000.

The Guns N' Roses concert was a blast from the past for Mr Wright, who was 17 when he went to see the band in Melbourne on its first tour of Australia.

"It was my first trip away on my own, I'd saved up my money, and I thought they were fantastic," he said. He grew up idolising the controversial Rose and added: "I don't harbour any ill feelings."

A Perth Arena spokesman said Mr Wright was given first-aid treatment. Mr McManus was contacted for comment yesterday.


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Axl should offer him a settlement of a free show made up of only the songs he requests. Then.....do it again.


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Pest controller, eh?  Is he gonna sue his employer next?  Gotta watch out for that bug stuff.  


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Correct me if I am wrong but I think there is a clause on your ticket that says that the arena and the band are not responsible for any damages done to you.  I know I've read clauses like that on baseball ticket stubs or something to that effect.



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Correct me if I am wrong but I think there is a clause on your ticket that says that the arena and the band are not responsible for any damages done to you.  I know I've read clauses like that on baseball ticket stubs or something to that effect.

 

I'm quite sure that only pertains to sporting events where there's the possibility of something entering the stands during competition.


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What an absolute bell end. Someone did this with Rod Stewart too after getting hit with a football kicked into the crowd by Rod.


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Slash had something to do with this, I just know it...



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Correct me if I am wrong but I think there is a clause on your ticket that says that the arena and the band are not responsible for any damages done to you.  I know I've read clauses like that on baseball ticket stubs or something to that effect.

 

I'm quite sure that only pertains to sporting events where there's the possibility of something entering the stands during competition.

I don't have a recent concert ticket stub so I don't remember what it says about stuff like this  but yes, I do know there is that clause on baseball game ticket stubs.



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Flat and hard trajectory, my arse. I saw the mike get thrown and it looped into the crowd. Then heaps of hands went up to grab it. There's no way he wouldnt have seen it coming. I think this guy just fucked his catch up then it hit him.

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It's a bit of a no win situation unfortunately. It's not this guys fault he got whacked in the mouth but it's not like Axl did it on purpose. Shit like this happens and the band or tour promoters should have liability insurance to cover such events.

Amazing it didn't happen sooner. Hope this isn't the end of the microphone chuck.
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Flat and hard trajectory, my arse. I saw the mike get thrown and it looped into the crowd. Then heaps of hands went up to grab it. There's no way he wouldnt have seen it coming. I think this guy just fucked his catch up then it hit him.

 

I wonder if alcohol had something to do with it?  Hmmmm .....

 

Next thing you know somebody is gonna say they were hit in the eye by the whistle.  :awesomeface:


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It looks good on him. Axl probably recognized potential for improvement and was just trying to help that man's face. Some people are just ungrateful. Given more time, Axl could probably make it even better.


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They should pay his dental care, the real prize, problem solved.

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Sounds to me like a shake down, I doubt he's only going to sure for 5000

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Personally, I think Axl should pull a 2006 "bite" scene and bite this guy and then maybe his teeth will grow back :rofl-lol:

 

And anyone who has been to a GNR show knows that the microphone is tossed pretty high in the air .  This guy is making it sound like Axl threw it directly at him.






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