The era of mobile phones with video cameras and online access might have all but proved people who claim they saw UFOs are liars, but for footage of performers setting unruly audience members straight, it’s been a Golden Age. Earlier this month, Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was caught on pixel beautifully berating an obnoxious heckler. On Sunday night, Pink soothed a crying girl and told two women fighting, “Cut it out — you are all grown-ass women.”
And last week, during Dropkick Murphys’ two-night St.-Patrick’s-week stand at New York City’s Terminal 5 in support of new top 10 album Signed and Sealed, singer/bassist Ken Casey started beating up a skinhead in the audience who flashed a Nazi salute, as Rocks Off reports (via Gawker). “Nazis are not fucking welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show,” a tattered-shirted Casey told the crowd after the melee. The action begins around the one-minute, thirty-second mark in the clip above.
The truth is out there: Yes, people who act like jerks at shows, you’re being watched.