In the early hours of Tuesday (October 9th 2012) morning, following the Southampton show on their UK tour with Periphery, prog-metallers Between The Buried And Me and their tour mates’ tour bus caught fire.
BTBAM‘s light hearted Facebook statement about the matter suggests that this was because of a problem with the fuel line and a full account from Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor can be read below:
“Luckily it was caught early by [Periphery guitarist] Jake Bowen and our driver, so all of us are safe and sound and so are our belongings. But it happened thirty minutes after leaving Southampton (England) this morning, and most everyone was fast asleep. [It was] a hell of a terrifying way to wake up haha! We had to run up this wet embankment in whatever we were wearing (which wasn’t much) while we watched the bus burn and waited for the fire brigade to arrive. Thankfully this happened on a day off, and since all of us are safe, this won’t affect the tour!”
While BTBAM took a much more less serious approach to the incident with the following Facebook post:
“Fuel line done broke. Dadgum flame come shootin out. Peeewwww eeehhhhh sometin’ stank. Crazy British feller come hollerin, “Bus on fire, ya’ll git.” Climb up the ol’ hill barefoot and look back at them flames shootin sky high. Firemen folk come rushin up real quick like and squirt that fire plum out. It was lucky nobody was hurt, not even a stubbed toe. Luggage stank like a Mississippi cow pie on a mid july heat.Hopefull, come tomorra, a new horse n’ buggy come. We’ll giddy on up to Belgium town for a good ol’ fashioned hootnanny. Whoo-Doggies!!”
Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident and all tour gear was unharmed.