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A close thing
The music video for their song “Reckless” required a water tank for one scene, and Beer recalls that that would be the last scene they shot that night before they called it a day.
While she was exhaustedly getting ready, she writes, her manager came in and informed her that the tank had burst and all the water had spilled into the parking lot. They shot the scene later that same night in Beer’s pool at their home and everyone agreed that the underwater footage they needed was better than if they had used that relatively narrow tank.
When everyone was packing up, Beer recalls that a crew member told her that the lining of the tank was made of plastic. It tore open from the bottom and all the water sucked down like a funnel, he explained, and if she had already been in the tank she “would have been dragged under the water too” and gotten badly injured or stuck underwater.
Beer recalls how devastated she felt when the tank broke – but now she had the perfect shot and she hadn’t been injured in a freak accident. “I’ll never know exactly why it happened,” she writes, “but I went to bed that night with an odd feeling of gratitude for it.”