Dave Mustaine Kicks Out Security That Bullied A Fan
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During Megadeth’s performance on September 27th in Bloomington, Illinois, fans witnessed an unexpected moment when Dave Mustaine halted the song “Symphony of Destruction.”
He intervened in an incident involving security personnel and an audience member situated near the stage. Mustaine, the frontman of Megadeth, expressed his displeasure at the security’s treatment of the fan and requested their removal from the concert.
The rocker paused the performance and addressed the situation, saying:
“Hey, hey, hey, stop, stop, stop. Dudes, don’t be fucking hitting people. That’s totally uncool.”
When the aggression persisted, Mustaine grew more direct, shouting, “Hey, stop hitting that guy,” as he moved toward the side of the stage to point out the ongoing incident.
As the security staff returned to the front of the stage, Mustaine could be seen admonishing them privately, leaning over the stage edge to speak to them without a microphone.
Returning to the center of the stage, Mustaine stated:
“Ok, I’m not going to play anymore until those guys are escorted out of the building, so just hold on a second.”
He criticized the security team, saying:
“That was so unnecessary. You’re supposed to ensure safety, right? It should say ‘No Safety’ on the back of your shirts because you guys shouldn’t have assaulted that person. Four of you against one guy, that’s cowardly.”
Mustaine then continued:
“Get em out of here or I’m leaving. I don’t want to hear that they’re in the back. I want them out of here.”
Taking Stand Against Bullying at Megadeth Concert
After a brief meeting with a police official backstage and a quick towel break, Mustaine returned to the stage. He remarked to the audience:
“Those individuals ruined my song.”
In addition to thanking the police for removing the offending security team members, the singer asked the audience not to hold it against any of the other team members who were present. He also pointed out that what triggered him was a group of these individual security staffers fighting with one audience member. He said:
“Sorry, that stuff just makes me so mad. I hate bullies.”
The Tour Rolls On
The evening’s performance, hosted at Bloomington’s Grossinger Motors Arena, wrapped up on a poignant note as Megadeth treated the audience to a stirring rendition of “Holy Wars.”
Fans can look forward to more rock and excitement as Megadeth’s tour marches forward this weekend. They’re all set to take the stage in Fargo, North Dakota, and Prior Lake, Minnesota, bringing their music to eager audiences in these vibrant cities.