Occasionally a drummer will break a stick during a performance. Guitar players commonly snap a string or two depending on the force of their pick. On rare occasions bass players are known to break a string, probably while it was on there for over a decade.
It is uncommon for keyboard players to have these issues, but last Saturday during the last solo of the last song from the last set, Francesco managed to crack his stand in two under his relentless hammering of the ivories.
The audience cheered as his rig collapsed on the stage. One of the German fans said after the show: “I always wanted to see Pete Townsend perform his smash & trash act, but now I can die peacefully knowing I have seen it all”.