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Woman thrown out of Butcher Babies show for threatening band

Posted by on September 8, 2015

On Sunday (6) at the GWAR, Butcher Babies and Battlecross show in Winston NC, a concertgoer was thrown out of the show for threatening violence to the band. What’s somewhat interesting is that the concertgoer in question was herself female. According to comments made on her Instagram account by singer Heidi Shepherd, it was security that ejected the woman from the show after a threat of physical violence was made towards the  band. If you read the Facebook comments on the thread from some at the show, they state that the woman in question was thrown out only for remarking to one of the band members during their meet and greet that she didn’t like the Butcher Babies or how they represent women in metal. What actually happened is probably somewhere in the middle, but here’s what Shepherd said on Instagram:

“In leiu of recent situations, this must be said. Regardless of if at a show or online, if someone threatens me or my band with physical violence, they will be ejected from a show or banned from the venue the night we are there. It doesn’t matter what your opinion is of me or any of us, physical violence is not the answer, will be taken very seriously and not be tolerated. I commend the security guards at Ziggy’s who heard the threats last night at our merch booth and immediately reacted.

This particular person blames her ejection from the show on stating her opinion, which is bogus. No one gets kicked out of a show for stating an opinion. Almost all artists have dealt with these sort of actions from show-goers and unfortunately will continue to deal with. Whether or not you are joking, or think you’re being tough, there are a million reasons why everyone will take your threats seriously. Which if you can’t understand, then start over in life and figure it out.

I couldn’t care less about the people who don’t like my band, there are plenty of bands I don’t like. However, I would NEVER threaten physical harm to any of them. Neither would 90% of the world. If you don’t have a flavor for a band that’s on the bill for a show you paid to get into, go to the bar, sit in your car, go outside, etc during their set and wait for the band you came to see. Be an adult.. Then maybe you might be able to watch the band you paid to see!

AND if you wait for us by our bus after you’ve been kicked out… Expect the have security all over your asses!!!”

It’d be interesting to hear what the concertgoer actually said that was harsh enough to get her ejected from the concert. While as a patron, you have every right not to like a band, it must have been more than just saying she didn’t like the band. Either way, it seems like they definitely lost one non-fan on Sunday.

 

In leiu of recent situations, this must be said. Regardless of if at a show or online, if someone threatens me or my band with physical violence, they will be ejected from a show or banned from the venue the night we are there. It doesn't matter what your opinion is of me or any of us, physical violence is not the answer, will be taken very seriously and not be tolerated. I commend the security guards at Ziggy's who heard the threats last night at our merch booth and immediately reacted. This particular person blames her ejection from the show on stating her opinion, which is bogus. No one gets kicked out of a show for stating an opinion. Almost all artists have dealt with these sort of actions from show-goers and unfortunately will continue to deal with. Whether or not you are joking, or think you're being tough, there are a million reasons why everyone will take your threats seriously. Which if you can't understand, then start over in life and figure it out. I couldn't care less about the people who don't like my band, there are plenty of bands I don't like. However, I would NEVER threaten physical harm to any of them. Neither would 90% of the world. If you don't have a flavor for a band that's on the bill for a show you paid to get into, go to the bar, sit in your car, go outside, etc during their set and wait for the band you came to see. Be an adult.. Then maybe you might be able to watch the band you paid to see! AND if you wait for us by our bus after you've been kicked out… Expect the have security all over your asses!!!

A photo posted by Heidi Shepherd (@heidithebutcher) on

[via theprp]

 

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