Hardcore party people have been known to “rave their faces off,” but a British teen recently took things to the next level by literally tearing his own finger off during a rowdy EDM party in the city of Croydon.
The 16-year-old, who calls himself “Josh” in an interview with Vice, explained how he found himself minus a finger when a fire alarm went off during the party, which he attended with a friend.
“Well, at about 1 a.m. 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,” he explained. “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,” the raver continued. “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.”