BA Johnston bitten by drunken Ymir lion

Hamilton singer songwriter BA Johnston was cruelly bitten by a common lion at the Old Ymir Schoolhouse on October 18. Says witness Chloe Holgate, “I thought he was part of the show!” Immediately after Johnston was bit however, Johnston pulled the plug on his reluctant encore. He had removed his white pit bull sweater and white pants, knees scuffed from emphatic slides into the crowd, intending not to sing anymore catchy, clever couplets about stealing t-bone steaks, helper monkeys and hearts like bleeping Nintendos–but his fans convinced him the show wasn’t over.

independent music photographer, BA Johnston, Just Friends Records, Ymir Schoolhouse

His trucker hat and untucked plaid were no match for the local lion, who crawled up to Johnston and with a deek around the microphone stand BA used to protect himself, bit BA’s calf muscle. Hard. The thirty-plus thirty-somethings didn’t catch on that the drunk wasn’t part of BA’s antics, likely due in part to the utter hilarity that was the previous hour. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when the show is over.

The bite may be par for the BA course. Every show is an event–I just hope this one didn’t give him tetanus. I’m sure he’ll write a song about it if it does.

independent music photographer, BA Johnston, Just Friends records, Ymir schoolhouse

independent music photographer, BA Johnston, Just Friends Records, Ymir Schoolhouse

2 thoughts on “BA Johnston bitten by drunken Ymir lion

    • Holy hell, was it ever. There was a bush fire outside the schoolhouse before it and everyone brought their own beer. Awesome times. He’s an amazing showman, even injured himself in the theatrics. If it doesn’t hurt, it wasn’t worth it!

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