Deftones + Quicksand Bassist Saved Photographer From 20-Foot Fall
'Off the Record' is a video series where we ask artists questions about anything with one exception: No questions about music. This is your chance to peer behind the music and into the daily lives these artists lead outside of their profession. Topics range from good eats (last meals, ice cream) to mischief (dumbest thing done in the name of fun, getting sent to the principal's office) to getting real (biggest fear, worst injury) to the eternal struggle of winning something cool from a claw machine.
This episode of Off the Record welcomes bassist Sergio Vega of both Deftones and Quicksand. He's a high energy, cheery guy who doesn't feel compelled to over explain things, giving brief but playful answers to our assortment of silly questions.
Vega's coy nature is perhaps best summed up by his response to the question, "If you could instantly become an expert in anything, what would it be?" Looking firmly into the camera, he confessed, "Public speaking," and his pause afterward says it all.
Taking delight in the simple pleasures in life, the bass player said he has to cuddle up with his wife and tell her he loves her before going to bed. As for having just one flavor of ice cream for the rest of his life, Vega didn't get overindulgent, wisely choosing Neapolitan. "I get three in one," he enthused. You sir, are living right.
This lighthearted segment nearly took a turn for the worst, however. Recalling the dumbest thing he's ever done, Vega told the story of how he nearly sent a photographer plunging 20 feet offstage when Deftones played the Big Day Out festival. He just meant to give him a playful bump, but it went wrong and the photographer teetered on the edge of the stage as a group of people rushed to catch him, expecting him to fall. Vega saved the day, fortunately, but we're not spoiling the story for you.
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