-At the NOFX show I got backstage for. Fat Mike had thrown out his back the night before so played the entire set laying on a couch in the middle of the stage. White Russian cup holder and mic positioned to accommodate his reclined position. Maybe not so strange as very cool on his part. The show must go on.
-Earlier this year at a Star Fucking Hipsters show (lead singer of leftover crack's side project). The lead singer was trashed and decided to dedicate his set to assuring he would never be allowed back at the venue. Bitch at the management from the stage, drinking. At one point he stopped the set to walk into the bar and take a few shots. The rest of the band just fiddled around for a few minutes. It was a good show though.
-Any number of things at Coachella or other festivals. They come out of the woodwork for the big events:
-Or Any number of occasions when teenagers have ingested more drugs than their little experimenting bodys can handle. I've Seen some quality freak outs and breakdowns. Justice and MSTRKFRT 08 in Seattle were particularly good for this.
It's an accessible book that would resonate with the overwhelming majority of readers. It's the author's memoirs on his dissent into alcoholism. His self awareness and anthromorphism of alcohol is top notch.