Chino Nosedive

You can’t pick your fans, and you can’t pick your fans’ noses. But, as Chino Moreno learned on June, 20th 1998 (his birthday) during a show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Ca., occasionally, if the timing’s right, a fan can pick your nose. It seems when Moreno dove headfirst into the crowd during the band’s performance of its hard- driving song “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away),” from the Around the Fur album, an audience member’s finger somehow got lodged up inside of Moreno’s nose. After being returned to the stage by the accommodating crowd, he swabbed at his bleeding proboscis with a towel and completed the song, before launching into the final number of the set, the appropriate “Headup.” “In all the years that I’ve been diving into crowds, no one has ever stuck their finger so far up my nose that they touched my brain!” Moreno later quipped.