Bach was playing the Bud Light CityFest at the Raleigh Amphitheater; during a performance of his Skid Row hit, “I Remember You,” Bach called out someone in the crowd for flipping him off and had him removed from the show.
In the video below, you can see an audience member down front giving Bach the finger (@2:19 and @2:40), which prompted the rocker to get security to step in and take him out of the crowd.
At 3:18, Bach calls the guy out: “Come here. Come here mother f**ker..get the f**k out of here. I want this guy to get the f**k out of here. F**k you. F**k you. Goodbye...get him out. You're a f**king a**hole, f**k you."
"Get him the f**k out of here, otherwise I'll get him the f**k out of here," added Bach.
It’s your call whether or not you think Bach was right in his actions, but don’t artists occasionally get flipped off by non-fans? Wouldn’t it be much easier to ignore the lone idiot in the crowd – or – at the very least, have one of the artist's staff/crew direct event security to address the issue? If it's handled properly and with some subtlety, the non-issue won't affect the performance at all.
Consider the fan who might only see Bach on that one night: now the only performance of Sebastian's biggest hit that the fan will ever see has been ruined because ego took the place of professionalism.
The other side of this, obviously, is why did someone pay the admission to go to a show he obviously didn’t want to be at? Or was alcohol a factor here, as we’ve all seen people who have overindulged at shows act like idiots.
Bach’s new album, “Kicking & Screaming,” is due September 27.
Sebastian Bach – I Remember You
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