His Hair Caught On Fire While Performing – His Reaction Is The Most Rockstar Thing You’ll Witness
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 08: The band Hairball performs during The 2014 Grand Slam Charity Jam at Potawatomi Bingo Casino on March 08, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
The Show Must Go On
You know those popstars who canceled shows because they have flu? Well, they have nothing on “Paul Stanley.” KISS tribute band Hairball were playing “Detroit Rock City” in Sioux City, Iowa when a spark from the flames hit guitarist and singer Bobby Jensen’s hair. It started igniting dangerously and his bandmate tried to put out the fire then calmly signaled for help.
Two stage crew members went up to extinguish it until the flame was finally out. That isn’t the most shocking thing here. Because the entire time this was happening, Jensen didn’t even miss a riff and kept on performing like it’s no big deal!
In a phone call with Ultimate Classic Rock, Jensen said:
“I live an Evil Knievel kind of life, so if I’m on fire a little bit, I don’t care, that’s just part of the fun. I knew I was on fire right away, and that wasn’t a wig, that’s my hair. It was really nice and foofy before the show, now I have a much better Alice Cooper cut.”
Although he’s been playing with Hairball, Jensen claimed this has never happened before but that they were always ready for it. He added:
“That’s why you didn’t see me freak out. I have 100% faith in my guys that they’ll get to me and put me out. So I just thought, ‘I’ll sing to everybody while I’m on fire.'”
Hairball is more than just a KISS cover band. They also pay tribute to other rock ‘n roll greats like Van Halen, Queen, Journey and Aerosmith. They sure know how to put on a show!