"Basically, it’s just gone, innit." (via Vice)
This past Saturday night, 16-year-old teen "Josh" accidentally ripped his pinky finger off at an overcrowded rave at an abandoned mail sorting facility, but kept on dancing because he "didn't want to be a sore thumb." Those were his words, I swear.
Here's how it went down, in his words, as he tells it to Vice.
"Well, at about 1AM we were up in the house room, but I don’t really like house so I was waiting for the drum 'n' bass to kick in. As soon as I heard it, me and my mate went down there. Five minutes in, the fire alarm starting [sic] going off and everyone was like, "Rip it off! Rip it off!" So I thought I’d give it a go. I was completely sober at the time. I jumped up, grabbed it and my little finger got caught in the case because it was all broken, and as I came to rip it back down, my little finger got ripped off completely."
Completely sober, huh? If you say so, but I've never been so high on beats that I didn't notice I was about to tear my own flesh to the bone. In any case, I'm sure no street drug can compare to the rush of chemicals your body pumps out when you self-amputate.
Josh continues, "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. It shoves reality up your backside. "