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Pit Stories: The Answer's Unintentional Crowd Surf Performance

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Every week we check in with musicians from around the globe to get their favorite stories from live shows.

Today Cormac Neeson from Irish rock outfit The Answer shares a tale about unintentional crowd surfing. Check it out below.

The Answer's latest album "New Horizon" is out now in both Europe and North America through Napalm Records. You can watch the band's video for "Spectacular" after the jump.

Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories from live shows.

This is an old one and harks back to when The Answer was just starting out and we were playing a really small club in my home town of Newcastle Northern Ireland. We would play this place every couple of weeks and the place would be packed and hot and very sweaty every night without fail. The crowd also had a tendency to get carried away and forget we were in a club that held 100 people as opposed to an arena that held 10,000. But that didn't bother us one bit.

Not until this one night when I took the mike and decided to jump into the crowd (who were right in front if my nose as there was no stage) and sing the encore down amongst the people. Unfortunately the very same good people thought I wanted to go crowd surfing rather than just shake my shit with the first few rows. Before I realized what was happening I was thrown up into the air.. I say into the air.

The roof couldn't have been more than seven foot from the floor. So I actually had to sing the rest of the song while wedged tightly between a sea of sweaty rockers and a nicotine flavoured, beer stained roof. And they didn't let me down until the song was over. I'll never forget that smelly assed roof!!

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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