What is it about Treasure Island Casino that makes aging soft rockers lose their shit onstage?
A couple months ago it was Peter Frampton who disrupted his own concert, flipping out when an in-house cameraman flashed on a fan -- a fan of Peter Frampton's! -- holding up an album; Frampton had wanted the camera to remain on him and the band during this really cool part of one of their songs. Frampton later apologized (for freaking out, not for the song).
Now comes a report from the Star Tribune that Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz cursed out some of his most eager fans during a Saturday night show at Treasure Island, where the Crows were opening for Matchbox 20.
Some fans took Duritz and company's leaving the stage to mean their set was done, and started lining up, excited to use their backstage passes for a meet-and-greet with the band. They were wrong: There was an encore on the way, and Duritz wanted asses in seats for it.
He informed his most loyal local fans of this discrepancy by stopping mid-song and "booming some obscenities," according to the Star Tribune. Duritz told audience members if they didn't return to their seats, he'd stop the show altogether.
"Don't make me exert authority," said Adam Duritz, lead singer of the Counting Crows.
The Strib reports "most" of the fans who'd offended Duritz got back to their seats, where we're sure they just loved jamming along with the guy who'd just yelled at them. How many of them felt like getting a picture taken with him after that remains unclear.
Anyway... ho, WHOA, where the FUCK do you think you people are going? Did we tell you this blog post is over? Did someone else tell you this blog post is over? No? Didn't think so. Sit the fuck down.
[Ahem.] Here's a clip of Counting Crows playing their 90s mega-smash "Mr. Jones" from Saturday's show.