Smash Mouth Frontman Flips Out Over Thrown Bread at 2015 Taste of Fort Collins
Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell needed to watch his mouth during his band's appearance at the 2015 Taste of Fort Collins festival: In response to fans throwing bread onto the stage, Harwell launched into an expletive-laden tirade, during which he threatened to attack fans. Check out the NSFW video of the incident below:
"You throw one more piece of s--- on f---ing stage, I'm going to come find your a--, I'm gonna beat your a-- whoever the f--- you are out there, okay?," he said, before tempting the fan to join him on stage while calling him a "p---- punk b----."
He continued, "You're ruining the show for thousands of people right now, because I'm going to walk off stage, and guess what? You're paying for it, motherf---er, okay? Come on, someone throw one more thing at me right now."
Then…. there he was. He scared the crap out of me. The guy is big, and he was pissed. I stood there, waiting to see what he was going to do. I think that maybe I thought I could help him. Then it was clear that he didn’t need my help at all. This was his show, and his meltdown. I was ‘O.K. I’m getting out of here.’ I turned and headed back off stage.
He goes into his tantrum. Backstage, they are FREAKING out! ‘What’s he doing??’ ‘What are we going to do?’ ‘Somebody get up there a chill him out!’. Then that guy with the beard goes out there and tries to keep him from doing something he’ll regret- like punching a concert-goer.
Harwell eventually calmed down, returned to the stage, finished performing "All Star" and the show was over. Check out the full behind-the-scenes blog post here, via TRI 102.5.