TORCHE Guitarist Treated For Rabies Following Bat Pissing Incident
Torche guitarist Andrew Elstner is currently being treated for rabies following a strange bat pissing incident.
Andrew stated "Ok so... A bat peed in my eye. Whether or not you think I'm telling the truth is irrelevant at this point. What I'm worried about now is rabies.
A bat. It pissed into my eye. Gold help me."
He later updated his posted with how this all came about "For those unaware, this house was built in 1824 and rests on 70+ acres, and my old roomie who still lives here leaves the back door open so his dogs came roam at will. The dogs are awesome, btw. When we first arrive, it's almost 4am and I'm showing Mat Gaz the house, "Ok, check it out... Here's the kitchen. And here's like a family room type deal..." I switch on the overhead light/ceiling fan combo and what I think at first is a shadow being cast from the spinning fan blades turns out to be a freaking bat.
It circles the room a few times at light speed, and on one of the turns, dive bombs my head and squirts a little nervous pee into my eye. Holy shit. I'm laughing but run to the sink and attempt to flush my eye out. I'm pretty sure I'm fine but... Not the most common of occurrences."
After phoning the CDC, Andrew was told he would indeed need a series of rabies shots for good measure just incase the bat spit in his face too.
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04-05 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
04-06 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
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05-10 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
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05-12 Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
06-01 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend #
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