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Musicians Share Their Wildest Fan Stories

Moby, Deadmau5, Talib Kweli and more tell all

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Every fan has been to a concert and shook their head in disbelief as someone falls over drunk, gets tackled trying to rush on stage or does some other crazy action. Well guess what – artists see that stuff too. We spoke to 11 top acts about the craziest things they've ever seen a fan do at one of their shows. The results ran from the comical, like the 10-foot tree that wrestled Moby to the stage in Toronto, to the eerie, like the delusional Alice Cooper fan that convinced her father she was Evanescene's Amy Lee. as told to Steve Baltin

Steve Aoki performs in Los Angeles

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Steve Aoki

"In 2012, on the Deadmeat tour, there was a fan at one of my shows who climbed up on the roof and hung upside down just to get close enough to give me a high five in my DJ booth that was 20 feet above the ground."

Amy Heidemann of Karmin performs in Holmdel City, New Jersey.

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"A girl in a bikini ran up on stage and just started grinding on Amy, who just kept performing like it was a normal thing."

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