For a band that calls Las Vegas home, Panic! at the Disco surely called the Westboro Baptist Church’s bluff.
Last week, the Westboro Baptist Church, one of the most detested, despised and obnoxious group of people in the world, released a parody of Panic! at the Disco’s hit, debut song, “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies.” Considering that the group of anti-everything had not only announced plans to do that, they had also announced plan to picket the band’s Kansas City, MO, we were all expecting the song to come out, which by the way is horrible.
We’re pretty sure that the WBC expect all the hate, but one thing we are sure they did not expect was for Panic! to announce that they would donate $20 to the Human Right Campaign for every member of the WBC that would show up at the show to picket.
Today @WBCSays is going to picket us. For every member of WBC that actually shows up we will donate $20 to @HRC#pride2014
If you are a girl who likes to crowdsurf at concerts then, you know what it’s like when creepy guys in the crowd start to feel you up in the most inappropriate ways and that is exactly what happened at a Staind show over the weekend.
The band was performing at Rockfest in Kansas City with Korn and Killswitch Engage as well as other bands when in the middle of the band’s performance, frontman Aaron Lewis cut the song “Something To Remind You” short to go off on the “fucking assholes” who were “molesting” a young girl trying to crowdsurf.
“Alright, listen up, you fucking assholes. That fucking girl right there is like fifteen fucking years old, and you fucking pieces of shit are molesting her while she’s on the fucking crowd.
If I fucking see that shit again, I swear to god, I will point you out in the crowd and have everyone around you beat your fucking ass.”
Footage of Lewis calling out those doing the molesting was shot and can be seen below. And for the love of everything guys, just because a girl wants to crowdsurf it doesn’t mean they want your nasty paws on all over them like a steak. Chill out.
The Arcade Fire have now made it part of their current tour to perform city-centric songs during their set no matter which city they are in. Up until this point, the band have performed Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” in Philadelphia, Prince’s “Controversy” in Minneapolis, Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything is Alright” in Auburn Hills, Michigan and most recently “Heart of Glass” at Coachella with the one and only Debbie Harry.
Now the band can added another song to the list; “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas. Considering that the song was performed at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, but funnily enough, as pointed out by Win Butler, the band were performing in a Kansas City; Kansas City, Missouri.
The Arcade Fire are still in the middle of their “Reflektor” Tour even with their slight break from it for some festival dates including Coachella, The tour is slated to keep going until August 30 where it will wrap up in Montreal.