52 Comments on "Aaron Lewis From Staind Stops Crowd From Molesting Teen"
Gee, I'd agree with you, but…it's just not that hard to keep your fingers out of someone else's orifices. It's just not. Especially when they invariably have not just one, but two layers of clothing over them.
When's the last time you were in such close quarters with someone that you couldn't help but stick your finger in their vagina? Because it was *right there*?
Yeah, that'd be NEVER.
It's one thing to not want to risk concussion. Fair enough. But crowd-surfing is, in itself, relatively innocuous. Why can't we all just agree not to sexually assault people at concerts?
Here's a wacky idea- dint criwd surf!!!!!! Its seems ti be a great way to get a concussion not to mention getting sexually groped by a bunch of neaderthals. Its dangerous, just enjoy the music, and forget the crowd surfing!!
Well said MadLyb. ITA. Who is raising boys to think this is OK? What male would even be friends with someone who thinks this is OK? Rape culture.
FS: Yeah, she said he did seem to have more clothes ready to go. Still, though, why rip someone's clothes off like that? Unless he was wearing some kind of breakaway male stripper outfit, it's got to be painful when stuff gets yanked off like that.
Peter Gabriel's crowdsurfing was famous back then. He fully expected to lose his shoes jacket and shirt on those ventures and he always had a second outfit ready (I saw that tour on LA). Going for his pants is a bit too much though. Some people are just assholes.
I was at a concert a long time ago at a small venue. I don't even remember which band I was watching – maybe Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, swooon). A young girl was crowd surfing, but she was passed out. Very quickly her pants were removed and shirt was off. The lead singer stopped the show and had his security team rescue her. Scary shit.
@Barb I'm not sure if this is sarcasm. But I will say that sometimes when a child screaming "please stop it hurts" doesn't work, a pencil stabbed into the chest does.
This thread makes me want to patent razor crotch self defense panties for women. Might work on that this weekend.
Haha ya I came to say the same thing. What a pylon.
No more! Don't tell me any more. This is my precious first born we're talking about. PFBs and festivals should not be allowed to mix.
@Violet-tell him to watch for flying soda bottles as well as doc martens. The closer you get to the stage the more shit you get thrown your way. Never turn your back on the crowd.
@Discoflux I confess, I laughed. Still am. Thank you. I always get kicked in the head because I'm too short, so I've been known to grab onto the offending shoe, yank it off and throw it.
Oh yeah @Violet make he should make sure his shoes are tight too!
@Riven. I will print this off and tattoo it to his chest! You've gotta let go as a parent but when you read this stuff it makes me a little anxious :/
*Standing Ovation* And violence toward the molesters is absolutely justifiable.
Courtney Love also stated she doesn't crowd surf anymore cuz she was not only groped by grabbed & molested.
You know it's bad when Courtney won't do it anymore.
If it makes you feel any better, if a guy crowdsurfs over me he gets punched in the balls for thinking I would be interested in having to hold him up when I'm trying to enjoy a show.
Oh come on Lady H, yeah Aaron L may only stand there or sit on a stool while he sings but they aren't that bad (says my inner 16 year old fan girl with a crush).
@sillygurl: right on! WTF is wrong with people?
I've been to tons of these festivals and also concerts where crowd surfing is the norm, hell I've done it myself quite a few times. Not to say every guy is copping a feel, but there are plenty of pervs that will shove their hand in your crotch to pass you along or full on grab your whole boob. I've seen girls wearing bikini tops go up and surprise! They lose their top.
Oh god. Actually the eldest jr is going to his first festival this summer. I am hoping (in a sadly sexist way) the fact he's a six ft male rugby player will mean he gets an easy ride.
I would love to know of all the people who scream "BOYCOTT!!!" when a celebrity does something they disagree with are running out to buy the latest Staind album bc he did something nice.
It's the anonymity factor, just like internet bullying. You can do it fast and quick and usually have zero consequences. It's not group-think, it's individuals utilizing a group setting to hide their perverted thrills.
Nobody gets molested at a Mandy Moore concert.
@Violet every single girl I know who's crowd surfed at a show has been molested by someone while doing it. This is not a small number either.
I hate not doing something that someone who is biologically male "can" do but I'll concede on this one. Not worth it to me.
Re: the crowd surfing: GODDAMMIT I hate rape culture.
I should clarify, it didn't look like they were molesting her, they were just trying to pass her along in a giant "NODDITNODDITNODDIT!!" as she was doing it allll wrong
Not just Staind concerts. There's something about a crowd like that at concerts that think it's okay to grope random women.
No snark. Dude stops singing, goes all Orange County Choppers on fans who are molesting a 15 yr old girl. Hero. Well deserved applause. Resumes singing.
A heartfelt bravo to Aaron Lewis for doing the right thing and standing up for her.
Did anyone see that crowd surfing video of Katy Perry? Pure schadenfreude
She was wearing, like, two or three pairs of panties and a couple of pairs of tights and they were still getting through, so she stopped.
Yes Violet and she stopped doing it for that reason.
Cleo, ummm do woman often get molested at Staind concerts?
that one guy was so stupid. Yes we are starting to see things like 15 year old girls being grouped and molested by random guys as something to frown upon, dumbass. Good for the singer dude though maybe violence isn't the answer.
Bravo for speaking up and helping her.
Really Sandy? Lord. Another reason why the jrs will not be going to concerts without parental supervision any time soon.
Good job fella!
Yes, that was Iggy Azalea.
Well, Staind finally did something worth talking about. Kind of. Wish it could have been a better band but at least it's not ICP
I forget which musician said she always gets fingered when she crowd surfs. Iggy Azalea maybe?
Good for him !!!Stupid idiot penis wrinkles for feeling up girls like that.
yeah that's what i said in previous thread.. good on him
Aaron Lewis is a stand up guy, this isn't the first time he has down this. Much Respect!