Saskatchewan, has long been the butt of idiot jokes, especially in Canada and on Saturday night, May 4 2013 at a Motley Crue show in Spectra Place, Estevan, SK, one particularly stupid concert attendee proved the point once again.
Rushing the stage and knocking over 62 year old guitarist Mick Mars, Mr stupid gig goer got less than he deserved when he was kicked while down, by bassist Nikki Sixx. The stupid stage diver was dragged off after a scuffle and Mars was picked up and helped off stage, along with the other three band members. As the band left the stage, the bands drummer, Tommy Lee asked (and rightly so) “What the fuck is wrong with you? You fucking idiot” and singer Vince Neil announced “We might be back!”
A return was made and the band played the rest of the show to thankful, less stupid Saskatchewanians.
Mars just celebrated his birthday last week and has suffered years of pain due to Ankylosing Spondylitis. An arthritic condition in which soft tissue hardens and fuses it to bone, making movement painful and often impossible.
Mars posted an update on his Twitter account the following day…
It beggars belief that people pay good money to attend a show, injure the musicians they went to see and their staff and almost ruin the whole show for an additional 6,000 plus people. A lifetime ban should be in order from the arena and a charge of assault at the very least against the stupid stage crasher.
Mars had been looking great, better than in the past few years, at the Rexall Place show in Edmonton, Alberta, attended and reviewed by TiTT just six days previous. Undoubtedly security will be on high alert and Mars will be a little more cautious for a while.
This stinks of the recent ordeal that Lamb Of God singer Randall (Randy) Blythe just went through. A fan who had got onto the stage at a Lamb Of God show, died a short while after. Blythe was accused of pushing him off the stage and manslaughter. He was later cleared of the manslaughter of teen fan Daniel Nosek, but many went through heartache and Blythe endured time in a Czech prison pre trial.
Should that not be a lesson? This person should be made accountable for his actions and charges should be laid. Musicians put themselves into the public spotlight, but that does not mean they should be assulted, grabbed and abused.
The Royal Ballet doesn’t have to deal with this shit. Why then should any other performer or artist?
Saskatoon Berries for thought?
Best wishes go out from TiTT to Rhyno and Mick Mars.
Karen Graham May 6 2013