16 Year Old Kid Sneaks into London Rave and Loses His Pinky in the Process


16 Year Old Kid Sneaks Into London Rave and Loses His Pinky In The Process
The commonly used phrase “Go hard or go home” is flippantly spoken between those who are pumping themselves up for a wild night. However, one raver in particular was sent to the hospital after partying a bit too hard at a show in East Croydon, London over the weekend. The rave took place in a once-abandoned space that could safely accommodate a couple hundred people. However, that did not stop a couple thousand London ravers from attempting to attend the show. Police attempted to stop the swarm of people cramming into the crowded venue, but to avail, the ravers won the battle in the end. The aftermath of the show concluded with a 15 year old boy unfortunately passing away from a suspected drug overdose. However, the primary reason as to why this story went viral in the first place was because a 16 year old kid snuck into the London venue and ended up losing his pinky in the process.

He was interviewed by Vice to recall his story:

“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.”

Peer pressure, folks. Let’s all think before we decide to rip off our pinky. He continues:

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.

I believe there is a hall of fame for people like Josh who continue to party on while ignoring the obvious need for medical attention. It brings back memories of the guy from TomorrowWorld who climbed the scaffolding and gave everyone an anxiety attack. Curious to hear where the pinky is now?

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.