Undaunted Durst

Credit: Brad Gregg

Those guys are still around. No, really.

Limp Bizkit challenged the May 31 tornadoes to “Break Stuff” at Diamond Ballroom and played afterward for an audience of about 20 plucky concertgoers who had braved the storm with them.

The nu-metal band, all Florida residents, had an interesting day in Oklahoma. Front man Fred Durst tweeted a photo of the pre-tornado clouds and said he’d “never seen anything like it.” Guitarist Wes Borland sent a tweet thanking fans for sticking around after the tornado:

“We just survived our first tornado! Canceled show but we played 8 songs for the 20 fans that rode out the storm in the venue with us!” While severe weather had forced the show’s cancellation — and tickets to be subsequently refunded — the band members were so
overjoyed to have survived the quintessential Oklahoma twister that they
decided to hang out for a while and play a few songs although they
weren’t being paid.

the venue we were in was hit by a tornado in OKC last night, but we
stayed inside and played for the small group of people who showed up. It
was an intense evening to say the least,” Limp Bizkit posted on its
Facebook page.

As for the Diamond, it suffered modest exterior damage, although nearby areas were less fortunate.

the ’nado was too intimidated by Durst’s saggy jeans and backward
baseball cap, or the fact that Limp Bizkit “packs a chainsaw.”

Gazette staff

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