28 Jan 2001: A general view of the band Styx peforming during the pregame show of the Super Bowl XXXV Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport

It’s not uncommon at a rock ‘n’ roll concert for one or more of the musicians to toss out a guitar pick and drumstick to the fans. It’s a really common practice that almost all bands do.

Well, one woman probably wishes it weren’t.

A woman is suing the band Styx for “loss of enjoyment of life” after a drumstick allegedly hit her in the face. Lori Fredrick, the plaintiff in the case, states that after being hit with the drumstick she has had “physical pain, bodily scars, emotional trauma, loss of function and loss of enjoyment of life.” She is also stating that the incident has led to a loss of income, though she reportedly did not provide evidence for this claim.

That is quite a lot for one drumstick.

The incident took place in June of 2015. She states that drummer Todd Sucherman threw the drumstick “willfully and negligently.” She says that it was “without timely and proper warning to allow the Plaintiff to fully protect herself from injury.”

The News & Observer obtained paperwork stating that TMB Productions, which had been under contract with Styx at the time of the incident, is also named in the lawsuit. She is hoping to get reimbursement for the cost of her ticket and the clothes that were ruined at the concert.

If your favorite rock band doesn’t throw out a drumstick next time you’re at a concert, don’t be sad. Remember that they are trying to avoid a possible lawsuit.

[The News & Observer]

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