Drummer passes out on stage. A fan takes his place and aces the show. This was the true story of Scot Halpin, a lucky 19 year old kid, who was a fan of the infamous band The Who.
Back in 1973, The Who went on tour to promote their sixth studio album Quadrophenia. Unfortunately, the tour was an utter disaster. It started with a huge fiasco and didn’t get improve from there. On the very first gig of the tour, Keith Moon, the drummer, suffered from an attack of nerves. Although the band had played countless shows before, he was so anxious that he had to take strong tranquillizers in order to stop his vomiting and calm himself down. However, thanks to the massive dose of sedatives, he passed out several times during the concert. At some point his band members gave up on bringing him back to consciousness and asked if there was a drummer in the audience.
Scot Halpin took the opportunity to fulfil the fantasy of many an amateur musician by climbing onstage and saving the day.