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The Who's Keith Moon Passed Out on His Drums -- and Four Other All-Time Audience-Participation Moments

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British rock legends the Who will be kicking off their 36-date North American tour with a November 1 show at BankAtlantic Center. Though slightly older and with considerably less hair, the band will be playing music from their 1973 double album, Quadrophenia, a psych-rock opera chronicling the life of a schizophrenic English teenager. 

It was on this very same tour back in 1973 that the Who experienced one of its strangest onstage moments. A fan from the audience actually filled in for an "incapacitated" band member during a performance. In honor of this unlikely substitution, we've assembled a list of the five greatest fan fill-ins of all time, those rare moments when an audience member goes from being an average chump to a rock god in the blink of an eye.

5. Starbucks Manager Serves Up a Mötley Brüe

One

can only assume that a rock star of Tommy Lee's status would lead a

so-called "destructive" lifestyle. So you can imagine how much of a

shock it was to everyone in Alberta, Canada, when the Mötley Crüe

drummer bailed on a show due to something as lame as tendonitis. 


Lucky

for the fans, a local drummer named Harvey Warren stepped up to fill the

void. A Starbucks manager by day and stick-wielding timekeeper of a Mötley Crüe tribute band by night, Warren turned out to have some pretty

decent rock chops, delivering a spot-on impersonation of Tommy Lee that

didn't miss a beat. And yes, he even got to man the legendary "boobie"

cam. 


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