The lead singer of 3 Doors Down is garnering a lot of praise from his fans for stopping a concert to stick up for a woman who had just been hit by a male. The incident was caught on tape by another concertgoer, Melissa Nichols, who shared the full footage with the band, who then posted it on their YouTube page for all to see.
When singer Brad Arnold first noticed what was going on he immediately started to yell at the guy and lambasted him in front of the entire crowd.
Hey, homie, you don’t hit a woman! You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight. Get him the hell out of here.
Afterwards, the overhead lights turned on in the building so the perp could be better identified and promptly escorted out.
Guitarist Chris Henderson told Time magazine that Arnold had never stopped a concert over a brawl before, but that it was a “pretty insulting incident.”
When he did it, I was like, ‘Man, I’m really glad you did that, because that was gonna get really ugly really quick.’
Afterwards, Henderson told Arnold that he had done the right thing morally; and, he did. We need more musicians like this.
Concerts can be dangerous when unruly or overly excited fans form mosh pits that endanger lives, or when they just forget about other people’s personal boundaries. It’s a well-known fact about concertgoing and the injuries can be quite extensive. One concert at New Jersey’s Bamboozle Festival, a few years back, caused as many as 50 people to seek medical attention. It’s best to sway on the side of caution, even if you’re unsure.
Next time you go to a show and see anyone, not just a female, being shoved around, do what the lead singer of 3 Doors Down just did and stick up for them. You’ll be glad you did later.
Featured image via YouTube.