Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I very rarely fall on stage or hurt myself while playing (knock on wood!), but here's my....

Top 5 Stage Accidents:

1. When I tried to run up the wall in Boise and kicked my foot into the dry wall all the way to the hip and then did a backwards somersault (yes, that's how you spell somersault) out of it.

2. Falling off a 15-foot stage in Belgium onto the concrete floor, being upside down in the air still playing but somehow landing on my feet in between two bouncers.

3. Crowd surfer in Florida kicking the mic stand while I was singing, giving me a mouthful of tooth chips and a perfect bloody mic imprint on my nose.

4. Kung fu-ing myself in the head with my guitar during Bleed Black in Phoenix, my only accident requiring a hospital visit and stitches.

5. Warped Tour '99- Our trailer was parked on an incline and my roadcase rolled out of it while I had my back to it. It fell out and the metal edge cut a 6-inch long swatch of skin off the back of my ankle (which I later found perfectly preserved in my sock).

104 comments:

Supreme General of Evil said...
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Bandito said...

Owww...pain! Luckily you come from a long line of super-humans.

MadAudiophile said...

Wow. That's crazy. At least your injuries were cool, and not like, oh, Kris Novoselic throwing his guitar up and hitting himself in the face. Yours at least had style.

I actually fell dead in the center of Times Square right before I was supposed to go up to meet you guys for the tattoo segment (I had the inner lip tat). My knees were killing me the whole time, as I had just fallen the day before. Way to pile on the bruising. It's not like I need nerve function or anything.

por~siempre said...

The first one actually made me laugh. Sorry! I hope you are knocking on a lot of wood before each show. = )

Insect Eyes said...

The mic-against-face one actually sounds appealing. I would never want that happening to me but for some reason it sounds fun.

girlisgrey said...

Oh Jade, please be careful!!!

Have you or Hunta actually kicked Davey before on stage? There are tons of videos that look like you did, but I'm not sure.

Adam must feel left out of all that kicking and hurting, but I bet he gets his own share of pain also.

You know, at the SF show being at the baricade was not bad compared to when I was getting pulled out.
My leg got jammed in between the baricade and the crowd and they pushed forward on my leg...that was stuck! And the security is just pulling and I'm dying. So when I'm finaly out, I don't even feel anything but once I got home and on the day after...woooooo babey! My leg was all red and blue and yellow and green on the back! Rainbow for sure.
It's gotten mucho better though.
But I would go in again and again back to that night. You guys rocked the bay. Can't wait until you come back in spring!!!

also, much love to that video you put on the myspace. haha :)

I was thinking of getting you outfits for your dogger.... :)

-Bella

veronica. said...

Man, picturing number 2 actually occuring was pretty hilarious.

raining-havoc said...

Owch.....sounds painful reading it. Fortunatly, it gives rad battle scars. Just a bit of advice though, don't try to get into a fight with a brick wall....I've done it. Not one of my smart momments.

Arisma said...

First- Ten points for spelling somersault correctly.

Second- Gah. Argh. Ack. Preserved skin in sock? Beats my blood squished from toes by car story, I think. That's awful.

Third- Broken teeth fucking suck. Big time. Not only do you have broken shards in your head, you have to go to a dentist to get it fixed. And everyone knows dentists are the epitome (ya, that's how that word is spelled ;)) of evil.

melissa said...

Number 5...ow.

ChelseaHeckaBad said...

Ok, first one is classic, but the last one is too gnarly. Agh. Haha

GermaricanMix said...

Holy wow. #5 made me go 'ack' and cover my face, causing my roommate to look at me like this O_o??

Hannah said...

Some of those accidents sound mighty impressive, though rather painful.

the straight edge guitarist said...

wow, you crazy crazy man lol. good thing you have ninja powers and recover quickly from injury. but i have to admit, some of those are hella rad-it's not like everyday you see a guy try to run up a wall, get his leg buried up to the hip in drywall, then manage to escape via a somersault. take care of yourself Jadey <3
-amanda xXx

volare said...

okay I'm a friggon medic and the "finding the ankle skin in the sock" bit gave me the squirms. Eugh!!

I don't mind stagedivers. It's crowdsurfers that piss me off.

Can't wait to catch you in Albany and Providence. I promise not to kick you in the face...

nerpal said...

I remember the one in '99. You were like, "I've injured myself since last we spoke," after having talked to me like 5 minutes before that. Jersey, I think. Maybe Philly.

Blugh. Warped tour. Playing outdoors in the middle of the day. But at least you played Last Caress.

Jen said...

Oh man, that last one is gnarly. I've got a thing about skin that's not attached to the body.
Did you keep it?

I bet you've already used up your 9 lives, huh.

<3

drawy said...

DAMN @ the last one...
And, yes, I also hate crowd surfers, esp at Bumbershoot, I was trying to watch and the security guard was right in my face most of the time, so I miss some shit and Davey's 'Jesuswalk'.

AND,
I dig Dragonforce, saw them at Ozzfest front pit, and NUTHIN BUT A G THANG! ^^



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drawy said...

OH! & what about Top 5 serial killers/bizzare songs? *twinkle eyes*



Je T'aime
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leongyiting said...

you love these top 5 things dont you?! hahaha. you're blogposts are so amusing (:

Fluffo said...

Typical how the only fan-induced injury's in Florida.

Katie said...

Ouch. The only injury I've had from my guitar was a microscopic cut on my finger. But that thing bled for about 10 minutes.

Of course the ninja skills get you hurt. GAH!!

AFI_Junkie said...

Wow.... impressive... I guess when you get hurt, you do it the cool way. You must roll real hard yo

Jade Danielle said...

I need a picture of #1. Seriously. x]

I'm battling with feeling really sorry for you, and wanting to giggle at some of those. Does this make me a bad person? Seriously, how could you not laugh a little picturing someone with their leg in the wall...

I'm sure you still managed to look all cool through all of those anyway xD

[Liz] image is nothing, lobsters are everything said...

3. Crowd surfer in Florida kicking the mic stand while I was singing, giving me a mouthful of tooth chips and a perfect bloody mic imprint on my nose.

owwwwwwwwwwww

OnNightsWings said...

ouch! crowd surfers suck.

iswear2listen said...

omg you poor thing!!! i'm coming to the DC show... i wonder if i should bring you a personal First-Aid kit?!

severusheart said...

Hysterical, at least your wondrous ninja skills have kept you alive...

Somnambulist Prose said...

Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. How did you ever manage to land on your feet after falling off a 15ft stage? I must admit though that the last one, about finding the skin in your sock, grossed me out a bit. I'm not big on finding the "leftovers" after an injury. My friend once cut the tip of his finger off while chopping an onion and I was the one who found it in the pile of minced vegetables...dis-gus-ting!

How about..."Top 5 foods you absolutely can't stand". Or instead of stage accidents and bad moments, how about the "Top 5 BEST Moments while you guys were performing".

~Jessica

mini rex said...

1. Playing in a rubber room might take care of this.

2. That's no accident. That was just another day as a ninja.

3. What a visual.

4. A war wound.

5. Um, maybe you could sell the tooth chips and chunk of skin on ebay as "Pieces of Jade"

mini rex said...

1. Playing in a rubber room might take care of this.

2. That's no accident. That was just another day as a ninja.

3. What a visual.

4. A war wound.

5. Um, maybe you could sell the tooth chips and chunk of skin on ebay as "Pieces of Jade"

Skylar said...

Man, those were sick. But you get out of it fine.

H. Raspet said...

Wow! You are the ultimate ninja.

RE: #2, You are like a cat; always landing on your feet when it seems impossible to do so.

veiled_static said...

i ew-ed out lound for the last one; they all sound very painful. Maybe on stage adrenaline helps?

i'm loving the new video!

Caroline

Amélie said...

Ohhh!
Poor you!That must be paintful..!
You 're lucky to still be alive...lol

love ya!

Amélie
( P.S, i love your new video!!:) )

kahdeksantoista said...

Owwwhh.. Sounds bad. But fortunately you're still entire ;>

This isn't a Top 5, but this is ultimate important question: Which is the right side of the crispbread?

Bloody Pirate said...

The pain!
You could always use your battle These injuries could make some pretty good pick-up lines. :P

jonnyboy said...

you dandy swine, be more careful, especially when your over here next month.

blackviolet said...

Haha, nice.

Sara said...

I'm pretty sure I actually shuddered at the teeth incident.

and Kung fu-ing occassionally has its downsides.

Toby said...

Well geez Jade maybe if you weren't so GAY this wouldn't happen, now would it?

Ten bucks says you kung fu your way into coma next time.

Lilith said...

Ewww, skin in ankle *shudders*

Although... you could probably make a small fortune selling it on eBay! Still have it?

XP

xxxxx <3

snow_vs_asphalt said...

# 2 - one phrase comes to mind: mad skillz.

#5 - EW. the previous commenter was so right about the eBay thing though... which is really disturbing. no offence but i totally wouldn't buy that!

Cone Hat said...

You guys must have a lot of time on your asses.
Helter Skelter
is
coming
down
fast.

Please give me an answer as a musician: Do you have faith in the music of today or do you think that, for the most part, it is all going to shit? Like, with bands, free (self) publicity (via the internet)and all that being more accessable, are you not finding that people don't last in the industry? There are no "classics" in the making, as far as I can see, which is sad. Music is becoming somewhat of a joke. Something that even the most untalented person (people) can successfully do.

**Top five things you think about before you go to sleep.

A Fire on Mars (Stephanie) said...

Oh Jade! What about bottles? i hate it when people throw bottles on stage. when i saw you guys in Bend i did enjoy your reaction to the bottle hiting you right before you started the song. some people suck! Careful out there Ninja!

boogeyxkatie said...

omg jade!

your not a ninja, stop hurting yourself! number 5 was pretty disgusting, and i didnt need to know it

ok i gtg, my friends here

afa
katie♥

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Girls Don't Cry said...

I never knew being a rock star was so dangerous in this sense. Take care...

Lil Laker said...

Ouch! I wonder what Smith's top 5 incidents would be, on a count that he had soo many!
Hey Jade, do you a scar from when you ran into your tuning picks?

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afi_fan4life said...

ouch!!!
poor Jade=(

blowup_dollie said...

#1 is classic! #3 Made me wince... I feel bad because I laughed at the others... esp. the well preserved skin one.

Man, at least when you get injured it's cool. When I get injured I usually am doing something stupid like tripping over my own two feet and tearing all the ligaments in the top of my foot. :\

Sam said...

Hahahahahahahha. Glad you're still alive XD

One time, when I was nine, I was making something out of a cardboard box and my scissors slipped. I sliced open my thumb, but after it stopped bleeding (like, an hour later) I went back to doing what I was doing with the scissors, and I cut the other thumb. Lesson learned: fucking quit while you're ahead.

<3

Amba Lynn said...

Aw. Hmm... not as good as a ninja as you pose to be, huh? Haha. The last one was quite gross O_o.



Mannnn can't wait to see you guys in DC!!!!! ^_^

foxoasis said...

lists are fun

<3

Jessi said...

Hah! I know I shouldn't be laughing, but it's so amusing.

Number two just amazed the hell out of me. You must be like magic or something.

said...

aw... i'm sorry all of thse things happened to you they probably really hurt. hope as is well <3

so_empty_inside said...

i would so do numba one it seems fun...but i hate walls period..i ran into one dont ask how it was dark and i couldn't see it hurt like hell all my friends were like.OMG WHA WAS THAT NOISE..the sound of me ramming into a wall..

Alyssa said...

Now see, I'm wondering if you did a top five list of accidents you've endured OFF stage, just how many of them would include Smith's name in the explination?

sabsbury said...

the last one made me laugh so hard.
i'm sorry
<3

Ps, I adore the LLW video.
Adam looks amaaaaaazing.

You do too
=)

ThisxSecretxNinja said...

wow Jade, thats some pretty intense accidents. lmao, your ninja moves are amazing. a few years ago me and my friend Davi made this whole inside joke bout ninjas and now it all makes sense that You and Davey are our ninja sensei. "We're not worthy" lol

Goodbye, Sally said...

Wow...Number five is very graphic. Not good to imagine while eating chips and guacemole. Nice list nontheless. I wish I could have some awesome injuries like that!

Lynzi said...

Do a "Top 5 things that made me want to punch a baby"

or "Top 5 wierdest foods I've ever eaten."

AlainaKayoss said...

Wow...Lotsa painfull events there!
Don't think I've ever done any quite like that before...and I hope i don't...haha.

Gotta love ya though, only you could pull off sticking your foot in a wall, and playing, upside down, in the air.

<33

[mandy] said...

Ow.. #1 made me laugh. But #2 shows how skilled you are at playing guitar. =D & #5... ew. Be careful(er) next time!

girlonthewall said...

even if they are rare, they're alot better than most of my typical spills... i am very klutzy but somehow manage to always calmly stay on my feet... another good top five would be 1) top 5 ______ moment ruiners ... the blank could be filled in w/just about anything....
later & stay ever-so-graceful ;)

Alisa said...

Don't feel too bad. Your San Fran (9/9) show I went to...I was up front and let me tell you people are not nice. I was constantly kicked in the head by crowd surfers and had fatty body guards shove their man boobs in my face, LOVELYY :D so i guess it's even for both sides- the performer and the audience.

girlonthewall said...

interesting how the spill in phoenix is in your top five... didn't see it happen, but a lot of us saw the blood down the side of your face... amazing how you manage to kung-fu your way down the line of getting hurt and barely keeping away from the doctor... should we refer to you as nurse jade?

IAMSPARTACUS [DF] said...

Damn man. What about the other fellahs? I can imagine Davey getting himself into hell like that.

So. Fee. Uh. said...

2. Falling off a 15-foot stage in Belgium onto the concrete floor, being upside down in the air still playing but somehow landing on my feet in between two bouncers.


That's not an accident that's skill.

threepointonefour said...

I hate crowd surfers too...

Anyways Jade!!!! Since it is almost October and Halloween is coming up....

Post your TOP 5 FAVORITE SCARY MOVIES!!!! if you like scary movies that is...

janicethemenace said...

What a tale of adventure! To survive all that... gee... you must be related to Smith the Impervious!
<3Menace

°»¤£ëªnЮؤ«° said...

i was in pheonix. well you played it off really well cause no one seemed to noticed. by the way Jade you need to be carefull, what would i do with out one of you here in this earth. he he

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Failure By Design said...

Geez. Damn crowd surfer.

Pretty painful events but I'm sure they're funny as hell to tell.

Pyrophoenix said...

Long time that I didn't put this URL on my address bar...It seems that I didn't miss a lot ;] (Too much work :S)

First of all I'll like to congrat you for your future VMA of LLW ;] Davey let you all die on Silver and Cold (Quick death)...Now you get revenge by drowning him ^^(Slow death)...After all...That's for what singers are made for ;]
The best actor in that clip was definitly Smith! ^^

Deuxièmement:
"2. Falling off a 15-foot stage in Belgium onto the concrete floor, being upside down in the air still playing but somehow landing on my feet in between two bouncers."
Jade...That wasn't in Belgium...It was in Winterthur,Switzerland on september 2003. All of a sudden there where no more guitar sound and when we looked at you, you were lying a few seconds on the crowd...First of all we thought that your fall was in purpose...The guitar went dead and you wanted to say hi to the fans like you were running for the white house...
I have a picture of it somewhere. You see also Smith with a Mohawk and RJ with long hairs ^^.
It was only when we meet 2-3 days later in Paris (You talked with my sister about the pink/black armband that she gave you though Smith and I was watching your brother yelling at the lazy frontgate lady). Suddenly I heard you saying:"Hey! You were in Winterthur! So you saw me falling off the stage!" ^^...You made it sound like you where proud of it.^^
About the "Somehow landing on your feet"...That's a Ninja thing ;]

I heard that the Japanese Version of DU will include some multitrack files (Kind of like With Teeth from NIN)...If it's true...FINALLY!!! I've been looking to find a way to seperate Davey voice...But didn't work though for my Fall Children and GCTST electro remix...Leaving them voiceless...Hope there'll be Miss Murder and Summer Shudder!

Talking about DU...We try to play 37mm. Really easy to play...except like you can imagine for the drums ^^
Our drummer still doesn't play like Fruityloops. So here are my two questions:

- First of all: Does Adam play that song live?

- Second: What's your Top 5 not easy to play AFI song?

- Bonus: What's your Top 5 Guitar song most difficult to play ever?

Take Care
Regards to the band

shanagdi said...

Interesting list. I love a man who can spell. The visual for number two in my head is funny because it is in anime style unlike the other reenactments in my head. Stay safe.

sarah_says_RAWRR said...

Oh man. Those made me cringe. Ahahaha. You poor person.









..is it wrong if I laughed at some of those?
:D
but yeah *knock on wood*. No more getting hurt!

Sarah said...

hah #1 sounds way cool! #2 as well, albeit difficult. damn #5 had to hurt!!!

accidentalcharm said...

So that's what happened in Phoenix! I was wondering how guitar + face = stitches.

At least you could come out of the SNAFUs looking graceful for the most part. Oh, and much thanks for spelling somersault correctly and proving all the idiots in this world wrong (e.g: crowd surfers).

Not Inducted As Copy Editor For Nothing,

Mel

xsweetcalamityx said...

Number 2 made me laugh.
and number 5 is pretty sick..in a cool way?

Mrs. Hoek said...

Oh wow - "Ew" at the end of number five.
Hopefully you won't get hurt anymore, Mr.

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Under Saturns Shadow said...

well those sound quite fun. and painful..
my top accident is well.. nowhere near as bad as yours.
I despise crowd surfers. I almost broke my nose during Motion City Soundtrack at this years Warped Tour due to one.

forever_kid said...

haha! wow!

my number one stage accident - spun my prs only to have the strap break while in flight... flew across stage only hit our bassist. Ran over picked up the guitar and kept playing... it was still in tune!!

Pookha said...

I appreciate someone who suffers for his art--bleeding all over a guitar is always in order.

I've only ripped my fingers open on the strings; greatness is beyond my reach, I guess.

Gionni said...

hey! i was at the concert in phoenix when that happened. i even saw you get into the van bleeding with smith on your way to the hospital. we were all very worried about you, but we're glad you're better now!!

<3, Gionni

misscaraliiine said...

Your chosen profession seems very dangerous.

Socky Sock said...

Yay u spelt somersault right!!!seems our fav ninja has had some horrible injuries...the wall one sounds funny,i can just imagine you half stuck in a wall..hehe
but the ankle one is just gross!EEEWW!!
well please dont die,save the dying for the videos!
<333
lotsa love,Sock
(i now regret having the name socky sock...)

tragictrust said...

Whoohoo! I was there for number #4! That was a killer show and that did look painful. I wish I was able to meet you after the show but late night stiching had to be done. Jade, you are an awesome guitar player and don't give a @#$% if you get hurt. That is dedication...you are my hero!

band-geek-009AFI said...

Jade, damn it! Stop hurting yourself!
x x x x

Endlessly.She.Said. said...

ahhh be carful hun. what if something happened and you could never play guitar again. what would we all do?!

band-geek-009AFI said...

We'd all DIE! That's what we'd all do!
x x x x

Shine said...

The fifteen foot fall in Belgium sounds pretty smooth. Lucky you've never really badly injured yourself. Have you ever hurt Hunter or Davey on stge?

Shine said...

The fifteen foot fall in Belgium sounds pretty smooth. Lucky you've never really badly injured yourself. Have you ever hurt Hunter or Davey on stage?

devin nicole said...

i remember street scene '04
when davey was swinging the mic
and it crashed into your face
or well that is what it looked like from my point of view.
who knoes, i may be completely off.

great stories though
really "taking it for the team" or whatever catching phrase can be used at this time

[[=

Miseria said...

Oh God, the last one is pretty nasty. haha

Cydni was here said...

poor jadey.. dont worry i feel your pain.. but i get hurt occasionally..?? i get hurt on my own birthday parties? while my friends ditch me and play in the jumper?? how sad... yet humiliating!!!

Superduperspeedeelicious said...

But crowd surfing is for posers. Head walking and stage diving is ok. :D

lindsay said...

oh jade im going to e-hug you because today is INTERNATIONAL HUG A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DAY so if you dont mind, give davey a hug too please!
PS im a vegetarian and i would like to acknowledge you for introducing me to a healthier lifestyle

my friend is like in love with you

Brittney said...

ouch!! at least in #2 you landed on your feet! #5 makes me cringe thinking about it!

TheWhiteRooms said...

Teehee, I'm sorry but I can't help but laugh at how clumsy and silly you are. Hehe kung-fu yourself in the head with your guitar. Thats something only a real ninja can do dere Jade (Yeah thats how you spell there in my world). I still love you though. Heeey its 15 minutes till 3am. If I turn on the tv there will be some adult cartoons on. Woooo!

Nish said...

wow you really are a ninja

Shy Girls Win said...

You poor awesome, vegetarian, straight edge, rocking, ninja-reflexed guitarist. I can't help but wonder if you still have any scars. It sounds so painful, but you're tough so you can do anything. I would love to have seen that happen with my own eyes, because after the show, I would have tried to find you (not stalk you or anything)and ask if you were OK. I enjoy when you make lists like this- they either make me laugh or I crnge in pain.