Last Saturday there was a rave at an abandoned Royal Mail sorting office. Decrepit office building, thousands of people fucked up on drugs and alcohol, what could go wrong? Well, in the case 16 year old “Josh,” he lost his finger. In an interview with Vice.com, Josh said
” Well, at about 1AM we were up in the house room, but I don’t really like house so I was waiting for the drum ‘n’ bass to kick in. As soon as I heard it, me and my mate went down there. Five minutes in, the fire alarm starting going off and everyone was like, ‘Rip it off! Rip it off!’ So I thought I’d give it a go. I was completely sober at the time. I jumped up, grabbed it and my little finger got caught in the case because it was all broken, and as I came to rip it back down, my little finger got ripped off completely.”
Most normal people would’ve probably started screaming and sought out medical attention, but not Josh. Nope, we have a special kid here.
” I looked at my hand and my little finger was gone – the bone was sticking out. It’s the weirdest feeling; one second you’re fine and your little finger is there, and the next second it’s gone. It shoves reality up your backside. I was in so much pain and shock that the first thing that hit my head was the beat and the bass. The bass was hard, so I just ripped off my top, wrapped it around my finger and tied it up as tight as I could and skanked it out for half an hour. My mentality was, ‘I’ve only been here for an hour, I’ve paid £10 for this night, I’ve lost my little finger – am I seriously going to go? Nah, I’m going to skank until I can’t skank any more.’ After that, my mate dragged me down to the paramedics.”
If I’m ever looking to have a wild night I’m definitely finding this kid. Anything short of death is no excuse to get off the dance floor. Chug that beer and drop that acid because Josh is in the house. Oh, and for those of you who are like “Whatever, it’s just a finger,” here a picture of his hand after he ripped his pinky off.
Yeah, that shit hurt.
Read the rest of the interview here.