Orange Goblin's Frontman High-Fived A Fan So Hard He Dislocated The Guy's Shoulder

Note to self: No high fives from Orange Goblin.

Orange Goblin's Frontman High-Fived A Fan So Hard He Dislocated The Guy's Shoulder

Over the weekend, veteran UK doomers Orange Goblin played Ramblin’ Man Festival in Kent. One fan named Daniel got a little more than he bargained for when he went to give frontman Ben Ward (who is an extremely giant man) a high five -- and dislocated his shoulder. Seriously.

In a Facebook post this morning, the band wrote, “This is Daniel. Daniel had never seen us before and decided to check us out last weekend at Ramblin Man festival. You may notice he's strapped up, this is what happened in his own words…

'I was in the pit and head banging in the front row and it was awesome as fuck. Then, the big bastard of a frontman come up and was high fiving everyone. Me, in my shirtless glory and frenzy stuck ouy my arm for a high five. Well, the frontman winds up, cracks the most collosal high five I've ever felt, and dislocates my shoulder! I have done it before, but fuck me there was some venom in that!'

Anyway, get well soon Daniel, sorry Ben broke you a little bit and glad you enjoyed your first OG experience ('the paramedics and nurse were hot, I got given a shit ton of drugs and I didn't want to see Foreigner anyway')

Check out our gig listings and come and see for yourself although you may want to keep your hands in your pocket if Ben offers you a high five…”

We’re just glad Daniel’s arm won’t suffer any permanent damage from Ben’s exuberance. Rock’n’roll, baby!

Orange Goblin are heading back to the U.S. for the first time in five years next month:


27 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Atomic Bitchwax
29 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
30 Cookeville, TN @ Muddy Roots Festival
31 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey


1 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live w/ Black Cobra
2 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre w/ Earthless


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