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Issues Frontman Loses Shirt In Crowd, Is Very Upset

Written by Greg Moskovitch on November 14, 2013

While some frontmen like Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop, Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins or GG Allin revelled in audience interaction and crowd-surfing stunts, Issues frontman Tyler Carter is less enthusiastic about the practice, following a harrowing sartorial incident at a recent show.

“Shit like that makes me not want to go in the crowd anymore,” writes Carter, in a new missive addressing the fans at a recent show who tore off Carter’s t-shirt after the singer went into the crowd. “I don’t go down there to have my fucking clothes ripped off. How disrespectful.”

Of course Carter’s sourness is not without its reasons, he writes, “I completely disobeyed security by calling crowd surfing and going down to the barricade, my band could lose getting paid for that…I come down there to hold your hands and sing along with you, to interact.”

Calls for fans to quit the disrobing behaviour fell on deaf ears, writes Carter, “Twice I said please stop then they still ripped off my shirt. This isn’t a damn punk nazi deathcore show. Have some decency…I went against the rules to interact and someone ruined it for everyone.”

“I’m sorry for bitching but there are some things that are priceless, and you ripped one of them off my chest,” he concludes. Perhaps Carter should take his cue from the aforementioned Rollins, who famously performed in just a pair of biker shorts in order to prevent such incidents from occurring.

Tyler Carter ‘Fan Rudeness’ Post

Shit like that makes me not want to go in the crowd anymore. I completely disobeyed security by calling crowd surfing and going down to the barricade, my band could lose getting paid for that. But something you need to know is that I come down there to hold your hands and sing along with you, to interact. I don’t go down there to have my fucking clothes ripped off. How disrespectful. One person, after I looked at you and into the mic said don’t do that, gave me no choice but to go back up. Twice I said please stop then they still ripped off my shirt. This isn’t a damn punk nazi deathcore show. Have some decency, I’m all about craziness and rock, but I went against the rules to interact and someone ruined it for everyone. I’m sorry for bitching but there are some things that are priceless, and you ripped one of them off my chest. Thanks. >:(

(Via Under The Gun Review)

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