Blog bits: Faithful in furor, dumb hippies and more

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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‘I’m goin’ to the chapel, and I’m gonna get…’ political?

Wonder what’s going on at East Waynesville Baptist Church this morning? Will the faithful be in a furor? What will the preacher say today? I thought about driving out there, but I’ve got some Mother’s Day duties to attend to. Still, if I get a report, I’ll let you know.

Meanwhile, the story spreads. story after story after story. Here’s the latest story.

Spreadhead cracks head

The Widespread Panic fans known as Spreadheads were out in full force in downtown Ashvegas last evening. One bunch of partiers got busted in a parking lot. The cops pulled a keg out of the back of a vehicle and what tumbled out with it? A big ol bag o’ Mary Jane. Oops.

Later Saturday, the cops got a 911 call to attend someone who had fallen down and cracked open his head. It went something like this:
Dispatch: “Asheville Civic Center. Subject in need of assistance.”
Paramedic to dispatch: “Subject with a gash to his head. Bleeding profusely.”
Long pause.
Paramedic: “Be advised – subject’s friends say he had cocaine and mushrooms tonight.”

Montgomery to Gentry: The show must go on

Country duo Montgomery Gentry visited Ashvegas last week. One of ’em came away with an injury. Here’s the down-low from

On Thursday night in Asheville, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry stepped on a speaker cabinet beside the stage, which gave way and sent him tumbling to the arena floor. Montgomery dusted himself off and completed the rest of the 90-minute set. After a trip to the local ER it was determined he had broken four bones in his left wrist. Montgomery was put in a cast and is on his way to Mississippi for shows this weekend.
“I knew it was a serious injury by the look on Eddie’s face and the fact that his arm was dangling at his side the rest of the show,” said Gentry.

WKSF Assistant Program Director/Music Director Brian Hatfield told AllAboutCountry Montgomery blacked out for about 30 seconds, got up and taped his wrist up and finished the entire show.

I heard old Eddie grabbed a roll of duct tape and wrapped himself up. Thank goodness for duct tape. Them country boys is tough.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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1 Comment

  1. Hephaestion May 8, 2005

    Wow, that Montgomery Gentry story is something else. A friend of mine now works as nanny for Gentry and she says he’s really, really nice, so I wish them both well, and am dazzled that Montgomery continued to do the whole show after breaking his wrist.


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