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Travis Barker Pulls Out of Australian Blink-182 Concerts
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8576 posts
Just saw the news, sadly Travis Barker from Blink-182 has pulled out of all Australian concerts due to his irrational fear of flying. Apparently he tried to sort out travel by boat but nothing was able to suit the schedule. Such a shame really, going to see these guys on Friday and not to have Travis there (which is one of my favourite drummers) will feel weird.

Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) has stepped in according to the article on ever-so-loved news.com.
10:34pm 17/02/13 Permalink
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Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3099 posts
Pretty weak.
10:42pm 17/02/13 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
6779 posts
Geez, does nobody remember The A-Team?
10:44pm 17/02/13 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
1123 posts
Yeah, totally weak since he survived that plane crash a couple years ago and had severe burns to most of his body. Totally irrational. -_-
10:45pm 17/02/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22246 posts
Well it is kind of irrational. The odds of being in a plane crash are really low so the odds of being in two must be ridiculous.

That's not to say it isn't completely understandable though. If I was in a plane crash as serious as his I doubt I'd even be able to look at a plane anymore.
11:33pm 17/02/13 Permalink
kos
Germany
2501 posts
Well it is kind of irrational. The odds of being in a plane crash are really low so the odds of being in two must be ridiculous.

Sure, but that probability is only lower before the first plane crash.

The odds of a particular person being in two plane crashes in the future is significantly lower than the odds of them being in one plane crash in the future, but once they've survived one crash it's not like it means any future flights they take are less likely to crash.

Also: thread typo.
12:00am 18/02/13 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3425 posts
Arent certain phobias treated by slowly exposing the person to that very phobia? Unfortunate incident of course but not flying for the rest of your life?
12:25am 18/02/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8577 posts
Arent certain phobias treated by slowly exposing the person to that very phobia? Unfortunate incident of course but not flying for the rest of your life?

He has had countless efforts with trying to combat the fear, just seems like it wasn't going to happen this time round sadly. I'm still eager to go on Friday, no doubt about it, just would have been nice to see Travis smashing those drums.
12:47am 18/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20652 posts
If only his plane was on a treadmill, then it never would have even taken off, let alone crashed.
01:04am 18/02/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6392 posts
Hey guys, if there was a giant fan behind a plane that was pushing air at the same speed the plane was recording as moving forward and the plane was on a treadmil which was also moving backwards the same speed the plane thought it was moving forwards would it be able to take off?

The answer is the plane would maybe move because of the thrust of the wind and the thrust of the engines, but the (or lack of) wind under the wings wouldn't create that lift effect so it could be driven to the location assuming there's a path there but not flown... i think, i never did physics but basic laws apply right?
01:30am 18/02/13 Permalink
kos
Germany
2502 posts
Hey guys, if there was a giant fan behind a plane that was pushing air at the same speed the plane was recording as moving forward and the plane was on a treadmil which was also moving backwards the same speed the plane thought it was moving forwards would it be able to take off?

The answer is the plane would maybe move because of the thrust of the wind and the thrust of the engines, but the (or lack of) wind under the wings wouldn't create that lift effect so it could be driven to the location assuming there's a path there but not flown... i think, i never did physics but basic laws apply right?

Short answer: yes, with an if. Long answer: no, with a but.
03:23am 18/02/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6408 posts
I was really only interested in seeing Blink because of Travis.

I wonder who'll they get to drum in his place?
08:26am 18/02/13 Permalink
Insom
Canada
4207 posts
I hear Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) will step in
08:27am 18/02/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35171 posts
08:29am 18/02/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8578 posts
Ho hoh Spook!
I was really only interested in seeing Blink because of Travis.

I wonder who'll they get to drum in his place?

Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) is stepping in apparently, so I guess its somewhat okay.
08:49am 18/02/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6409 posts
Decent enough fill in.
08:58am 18/02/13 Permalink
Kiminoth
Perth, Western Australia
110 posts
While I completely understand his reasoning behind pulling out, he said himself he'd come to Australia for the soundwave tour even if it meant him being knocked out for the flight.... That's just what annoyed me slightly.
12:44pm 18/02/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20655 posts
So I hear Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) is stepping in
01:40pm 18/02/13 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6412 posts
Have read on a facebook page that heaps of people are posting heaps of harsh comments on travis's and blink 182 twitter pages.
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reload!
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Wacks Brookerman
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parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
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f**les
Brisbane, Queensland
6081 posts
If I had to guess I reckon Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) would replace Travis.
10:18pm 18/02/13 Permalink
kos
Germany
2505 posts
Hey guys! Does anyone know who they'll get to drum now that Travis Barker has pulled out due to his fear of flying caused by his previous experience surviving a plane crash?

Need to know ASAP thx
10:29pm 18/02/13 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
5765 posts
I've read it was the guy from Bad religion and Tenacious D.
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