Earlier this week, Ben Weinman revealed he had broken his hand. As we looked at a picture of the guitarist’s broken hand, we asked ourselves “How will this affect The Dillinger Escape Plan’s set at Orion?” Well, The Dillinger Escape Plan went on with the scheduled performance at the festival today, but as a four piece. Furthermore, while Weinman was onstage (in a cast) during the set, he was seen chilling off to the side and reading a copy of Revolver Magazine instead of playing guitar.
Photos of Weinman relaxing and reading onstage while The Dillinger Escape Plan is playing at Orion can be seen above and below. As much as we would’ve liked to see Weinman armed with his guitar onstage, we’re happy that his injury didn’t force the band to cancel their set at Orion completely. Plus, at least Weinman was involved in the show in some fashion (even if he was just sitting on the side).
Here’s the other photo of Weinman reading onstage:
UPDATE: Weinman himself posted the picture below along with the caption “Side stage for @dillingerescapeplan set #orionfest really weird not playing but the boys did great.”