Published Mar 04, 2010This was bound to happen sooner or later: long-running ska/funk/punkers Fishbone are at the centre of a lawsuit as a result of the band's notoriously high-energy live show.
Apparently, at a show in Philadelphia on February 23, vocalist Angelo Moore stage dove, as he is prone to do. But this time, it came with some bad results, as 42-year-old Kimberly Myers found out the hard way.
Myers, a resident of Voorhees, NJ, says she has a fractured skull, a broken collar bone and a perforated eardrum as a result of the stage dive, reports My Central Jersey [via Punk News]. Myers is seeking damages in excess of $75,000.
According to the lawsuit, Moore jumped into the crowd without warning. World Cafe Live, the venue that the event in question went down at, is also being sued by Myers for the stage-dive incident (as is Silverback Artist Management, who manage the band). A spokesman for the venue told My Central Jersey they too received no advance warning there would be crowd surfing.
Yes, we too are shocked that there was stage diving and crowd surfing without advance warning at a rock concert.