These things happen.

So tonight in San Diego, Ben got stung by a SCORPION. Twice. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried, file this under “things that really happen on rock tours.” Ben’s okay, if not a little shaken, but we were worried for awhile because the scorpion was a little guy and when it comes to the wonderful world of scorpions, the smaller the deadlier. Here’s how it went down: As were were getting ready to go onstage to play our set, Ben changed into his show pants that were hanging in our wardrobe case. He put his pants on, and felt something stick him twice in his thigh and when he pulled them off, this guy came running out:


Rock me like a hurricane.

Rock me like a hurricane.


We all screamed. A scorpion was honestly the last thing we could imagine that would come scurrying out of his pants. Ben said that it felt like a wasp stung him and it didn’t hurt so bad, but it sure rattled all of us. We called the EMTs and they checked him out and thankfully he was fine and able to play the show, he said he had scorpion power in his veins. I’m still not convinced that he is 100% fine because nobody eliminated the possibility that it was a radioactive scorpion and that Ben will now develop super powers, so I’m keeping a close eye on him just in case.


~ by colonycollapse on October 30, 2008.

5 Responses to “These things happen.”

  1. what the freaking fuck? maybe it was hoping they were Neil’s pants?

    anyways – would it be so bad if this guy fronted yr band?

  2. […] as the band were warming up for a show in San Diego. Bassist Nick Harmer picks up the story in his own blog: As were were getting ready to go onstage to play our set, Ben changed into his show pants that […]

  3. ahh man thats a bummer! i’ve been stung by a scorpion before but i was in bed!! haha talk about freaked out!

  4. Ayyye! Well, just as long as he’s okay…

  5. I’m sadly disappointed this event did not happen before the University of Illinois show because regular DCFC heightens my blood/soul to new levels; however, DCFC behind scorpion superhuman strength front man Ben Gibbard truly would have put me in to a coma…a coma i would never want to come out of.
    Too funny, Nick. Keep on writing!

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