Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward accidentally dislocated a fan’s shoulder when he high fived him at Ramblin’ Man Fair on Sunday evening (21st July).
During Orange Goblin’s storming headline set on the Grooverider Stage at the Mote Park extravaganza, frontman Ben Ward came to the front barrier to high five members of the crowd.
As the London heavy metallers later revealed on Facebook, a fan called Daniel in the pit was unfortunately left with a dislocated shoulder due to Ward’s brute strength.
Posting a photo of Daniel, Orange Goblin also shared his first-hand account of proceedings: “I was in the pit and head banging in the front row and it was awesome as f***. Then, the big b***ard of a frontman come up and was high fiving everyone.
“Me, in my shirtless glory and frenzy stuck out my arm for a high five. Well, the frontman winds up, cracks the most colossal high five I've ever felt, and dislocates my shoulder! I have done it before, but f*** me there was some venom in that!'
Looking on the bright side, Daniel added: “The paramedics and nurse were hot, I got given a s*** ton of drugs and I didn't want to see Foreigner anyway.”
Orange Goblin wrote: “Get well soon Daniel, sorry Ben broke you a little bit and glad you enjoyed your first OG experience.”
The band also offered Daniel tickets to an Orange Goblin show of his choice and warned fans to keep their hands in their pockets if Ben offers them a high-five.