Aaron Lewis Drunkenly Performs Staind’s “It’s Been a While” Twice at the Same Show Without Realizing
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, noted man of the people, behavioral role model, constitutional expert, philosophical scholar and true American, played the same song twice without realizing it at a show last night in Dewey Beach, DE.
After playing Staind’s 2001 hit, “It’s Been a While,” earlier in the set, Lewis — performing alone and acoustically while wearing a “Fuck Biden” shirt in the president’s home state — revisited the track later on, becoming aware of the mistake only at the end of the second go-round.
At the 7:40 mark in the video below, a quizzical look comes upon Lewis’s face towards the very end of the song — the second time he’d performed it — before he stops and addresses the crowd, saying:
“You know what I’m realizing right this second? That I’m drunk enough that I should be playing ‘Outside’ right now, and instead I’m playing a fucking song I already played tonight. Which means I might be slightly over-served. So should I play the fucking song that I was supposed to be playing the whole fucking time? Because maybe I might have smoked a little bit too much weed tonight. I will say that’s a first. That’s a first right there… I’ll hear about that one tomorrow.”
You will indeed hear about it tomorrow, Aaron. Here I am, reporting for duty, sir! Thank you for your service.
You can watch the performance below.