Get over yourself dude. Sure, no one likes the dude whose texting at a show, but if someone’s going to buy a front row ticket to your show for $19.99, he’s punched his ticket to do whatever he damn well pleases. I completely understand the sentiment, as I HATE when people even film songs at concerts, but you have to leave a little wiggle room since you don’t know everyone’s situation. Emergencies happen. Ya, it’s unlikely but what if this dude was texting a family member to see how grandma’s surgery went or texting his girlfriend who just admitted to cheating on him with Vince Wilfork. All you achieved here was alienating and humiliating a fan and paying customer because of you’re too self-absorbed to consider that people have lives outside your music.
We live in an imperfect world, Corey. If I had it my way, no one would fart on a crowded subway. But I understand that sometimes the walls of the anus are no match for Mexican food. I don’t nail that person to the cross, I just internalize my anger and blow up on my girlfriend for something petty. Like a normal person.
Taylor explained his anger to a fan on Twitter.
According to Entertainment Weekly, this isn’t the first time the Slipknot frontman exploded on someone for a texting incident. A few years ago, he dumped four water bottles on a texting fan, stating afterwards:
“Oh my God, it had to have broken her phone. And then she was just bummed for the rest of the night, and I just kept shrugging at her, going, ‘Hey, it’s a live show. Pay attention, or don’t be here,’” he said.
Ring the tough guy alarm!