Teen rips off pinkie at rave, “hard bass” allowed him to party on


If you read internet enough you can find yourself doubting if today’s teen generation has what it takes to get tough when the tough gets going. Raver Josh over in the United Kingdom showed he had the fortitude to do what needed to be done even after ripping off almost his entire pinky. And he has some hard bass to thank for his b-ravery!

A crazy rave was thrown in East Croydon that eventually had police on the scene as approximately 4,000 eager party goers showed up at the location, which was a closed down mail sorting office. During the throw down one teen, 15-year-old Rio Andrew, fell ill and later lost his life. Police have suggested that his passing may have had something to do with drugs.

Vice spoke with one of the attendees, named Josh, who talked about the scene and losing one of his fingers during the rave:


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.

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.

Josh went on to add that, in addition to the mesmerizing bass, fit girls and his desire not to be a party pooper led him to continue dancing.

Oh yeah – as for his finger… “It pinged off into the crowd. I got told later that a bunch of stoners found my little finger and were playing catch with it.”

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