I’ll be keeping an eye on this one: BlunderPop:

This blog is dedicated to the horror or real-life Spinal Tap that a music festival can become. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an artist, an organiser, a volunteer or a visitor. Sometimes, it just goes terribly wrong…

… reminds me of that time when, as part of the late great (?) rocking combo Moonbug, I mounted the stage in some club, all pumped up on adrenaline, whereupon I not only hit the set’s opening chord but broke three strings of my Telecaster simultaneously — filling the place with some of the most squealing feedback I’ve ever heard. Those were the days!

4 Responses to “BlunderPop”

  1. Dancing Fool says:

    Thanks for the link. If you have any Spinal Tap stories yourself (-selves), feel free to send them in. Because they keep the thing going, after all…

  2. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    No Tap moments here (tho’ have been in a few Tap bands), but I did once play an entire scene – from Sweet Charity, I was the ‘Latin’ lover Vitorio – with my fly open. Luckily, I was wearing underwear – dark blue. Unfortunately, I was in a white suit…

  3. Dancing Fool says:

    Ooh, that’s a good one! A pity Blunderpop doesn’t cover non-muscial (stage) performances as well… Maybe there’s an idea…

  4. Dancing Fool says:

    It’s really amazing… I was hoping someone’d send me some Zappa / Beefheart Blunder stories, but so far: zip. Come on! They must be out there! Do your best!

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