NZ fan gets his nose broken by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament - playing basketball
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NZ fan gets his nose broken by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament - playing basketball




Note to self: don't play basketball with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament or Arcade Fire's Win Butler as apparently things can get pretty rough..

According to one fan taking up an offer to play a pick up basketball game with the above mentioned pair and a few others at a park in Auckland during the Big Day Out stop there at the weekend left him with a broken nose.

Speaking to triple j Sherif Hassan expressed some amazement at just how rough Ament likes to play; "He's aggressive, I'll tell you that much. He broke my nose. It was actually the last play of the game - the one time I decided to play proper defence. All I heard was Win going off about how the rules are rubbish down here, and throwing balls around and chucking a bit of a hissy fit."

This kid is a real fan though, as he went on to explain that to him the pain was all worth it as it earned him a shout out from Eddie Vedder during the band's BDO set and then all access backstage passes. "It was worth it. [Ament] got us all tickets to the Auckland BDO and hooked us up with backstage passes. I got to meet Lorde, Major Lazer and Mac Miller... We got to the front of stage for Pearl Jam, and Eddie Vedder gave me a shout out." OK so not a bad deal at all, but worth a broken snozz? Hmm, might have to think about that one...
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