Stone Temple Pilots Story of the Day #2: Watch Guitarist Dean DeLeo Epically Eject Fan From a Show
Many people think Stone Temple Pilots continuing without Scott Weiland was a bad idea, that they should have called it quits. Well, apparently some of those guys still paid money to go see the band anyway, and they got a taste of how the band deals with douchebags (such as Scott Weiland) – they get the fuckin’ BOOT!
It’s kind of unclear exactly what this fan did to warrant being ejected in such a public manner, but the electric eye of Dean DeLeo caught him in the act and he stops the band mid-song to do it, so it must have been bad. It could be related to someone in the crowd’s astute observation that “You’re not Scott!” at 1:40, about 30 seconds before Dean brings the show to a screeching halt.
I will never understand the mentality of hecklers. Why pay money to go to a show and try to ruin it? What do you win? As Hannibal Buress so eloquently put it, “You, sir, are a social terrorist.” Not all attention is good, people. Too bad you can’t go back in time and re-raise a person from childhood sans negligence.
See the fan get the boot at around the 2:10 mark: