Teen Loses Finger at Rave, Keeps Dancing “Because the Music is Popping”

A 16-year-old partier in Croydon, England went to an illegal rave and enjoyed it so much that even after accidentally severing his finger on the dance floor, he continued dancing, explaining later on Instagram that, oh well, “sh*t happens.”

And while “sh*t” like this wouldn’t surprise us too much if drugs were involved, the teen says he was completely sober at the time of the injury. We can’t know for sure whether or not that’s the truth, but here’s how he broke it down to a Vice reporter.

Josh explained he was at the party venue when a “fire alarm starting going off and everyone was [yelling] ‘Rip it off! Rip it off!’” He decided to give it a go, jumped up and grabbed the device when his left pinky got caught in the jagged case.

“As I came to rip it back down, my little finger got ripped off completely” he says.

Ouch! At this point, most people would freak out. Josh, however, decided to keep partying.

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” he says. “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.

He adds, “Well, what can you do? There are fit girls around you, the bass is hard, the music is popping. I didn’t want to be the sore thumb sticking out – or the sore pinky – so I was like, “F*ck it, let’s skank on and enjoy it.”

And if you’re wondering what happened to the lost pinky, it was reported to have been found by other party-goers who played catch with it. Gross.

Images: Instagram and Vice