Being a drummer can be tough. Everyone’s got at least one drummer joke in their arsenal. For example:
How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five: One to screw the bulb in, and four to talk about how much better Neil Peart could’ve done it.
On top of this, the drummer is forced to sit behind the drums, essentially trapped in the background while the rest of the band runs around, jumping off stuff, ripping solos, thrusting their hips and flinging microphone stands across the stage. Where’s the spotlight for the drummer?
That being said, I’d like to see the lead guitarist of any band recreate Weezer drummer Pat Wilson‘s epic mid-song frisbee catch.
The glorious stage moment happened on June 6th during the band’s gig in St. Augustine, Florida. As the alt-rock mainstays riffed their way through the 2005 hit “Beverly Hills,” a fan tossed the frisbee onstage – directly toward Wilson’s head. No sweat for the drummer, who makes a crafty nab, drums one-handed for a few seconds and places the yellow flying disc in his teeth to a score of crowd roars.
Frontman Rivers Cuomo wasn’t able to witness the catch in real-time, but he did acknowledge his bandmate’s limber grab after the fact, re-tweeting a fan’s crowd-shot Instagram clip.
— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) June 7, 2014