Dave Mustaine Isn’t Worried About Audiences Throwing Things: “If You’re Giving Them a Great Show, They’re Not Gonna Do That”
You’ve probably noticed a trend of audiences throwing things on stage or directly at an artist performing. There are numerous instances on TikTok, Youtube and other video-sharing platforms. On top of being a safety concern, it’s just a rude thing to do. Fret not, though, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has the solution: just perform better. While speaking to SVT, Mustaine opened up about his feelings on the topic (via Blabbermouth).
“If people don’t like you, they’re gonna throw shit. Maybe it’s graduated from rotten tomatoes to dildos; I don’t know. But if you’re giving them a great show, they’re not gonna do that — they’re not gonna do that. So don’t get up there acting like a spoiled fucking brat and telling them not to throw stuff.”
How do you know this advice will work for you? Simple! It worked for Dave Mustaine. It’s not guaranteed that he’d even see it coming if someone did throw something at him, so your mileage may vary with this technique.
“I don’t have to worry about it. Plus my eyesight is that bad, I probably won’t see anything flying through the air until it’s too late.”