Gojiran keikka oli päättyä katastrofaalisesti: liekit nuolivat kitaristin naamaa

Christian Andreu jatkoi setin loppuun palovammoista huolimatta.

Gojira - Christian Andreu - Tuska 2018
Kuva: Mikko Pylkkö

Gojiran esiintyminen viime viikonlopun Sonic Temple -festivaaleilla Ohiossa oli päättyä traagisesti kesken, kun kova tuuli teki temput pyrotekniikalle ja heitti valtavan liekkipatsaan kitaristi Christain Andreun kasvoille. Soitto katkesi hetkeksi, mutta Andreu palasi naama punaisena ja kulmakarvat kärähtäneenä kuitenkin takaisin lavalle ja yhtye soitti settinsä loppuun.

”Katsoin häntä ja hän soitti edelleen, pääasiassa silmät kiinni. Häntä selvästikin sattui ja vitutti. Biisien välissä hän kävi lavan sivussa ja heitti kylmää vettä kasvoilleen. Sitten hän hoiti keikan loppuun, jonka jälkeen ensihoitajat huolehtivat hänestä. Hän on ihan kunnossa kuoriutuvaa ihoa ja kärähtäneitä hiuksia ja kulmakarvoja lukuunottamatta, mutta se oli todella pelottava hetki. Siinä olisi voinut käydä todella, todella huonosi”, kirjoitti yhtyeen keikalla vieraillut Lamb of God -laulaja Randy Blythe, joka seurasti tilannetta lavan sivusta.

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(SWIPE LEFT FOR MORE PHOTOS) You are looking at photos of THE HARDEST FRENCHMAN ALIVE, Christian Andreu of @gojiraofficial. Yesterday at @sonictemplefestival, my brothers in Gojira took the stage & destroyed the place. I lost track of time & forgot when they were playing- when I realized they were on, I went running to the stage with my camera. I got there right as they were playing “Backbone”- their tech @notoriouswog was like “Here’s your mic!”- I took off my glasses, put down my camera, & ran out onstage wearing flip-flops (which I immediately kicked off- hard to rock in flops) & started singing. Suddenly there was a HUGE blast of flame- SCARED THE SHIT outta me, ‘cause I didn’t know they had pyro! Anyways, I got done singing, shot a few photos, then ran to my dressing room to get a different camera lens. When I got back, Woggsy said “Christian just caught a blast of flame to the face!”- the wind was REALLY bad yesterday, & it blew the pyro right into Christian’s face- THANK GOD HE HAD HIS EYES CLOSED at that second! I looked at him & he was still playing, mostly with his eyes closed, obviously hurting & looking PISSED OFF. In between songs he walked over & asked for water & threw it on his face. Then he finished the set, & medics attended to him. He’s gonna be alright (except for some peeling & missing hair & eyebrows) but that was scary & it could have been really, really bad. Christian caught a full-on #DRACARYS to the face & still did his job. That is some HARD SHIT right there. @jameyjasta, you need to put him in the #HARDHALLOFFAME!!! Respect, Christian- you are one TOUGH MOTHERFUCKER. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux35mm #LeicaCraft #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic

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