Say what you will about Boston concert crowds, but at least we know to not fight during a Queens of the Stone Age gig. While the band’s show at Agganis Arena with Royal Blood last weekend apparently went down without incident (don’t @ us), New York City failed to get the memo about everyone getting along.
That’s because an altercation reportedly broke out in the crowd mid-set during QOTSA’s October 24 show at Madison Square Garden, and Josh Homme was forced to play peace-keeper. According to The NME, Homme paused just before the band played new track “Domesticated Animals” when he noticed a scuffle break out out in the audience. Watch fan-filmed video of the incident below.
“What’s going on?” Homme asked. “Is this something like a fight? We’re not here to fight. If you want to fight, stick your head up your ass and fight for air — and get the fuck out.
He adds: “We’re here to dance, everybody’s going to get laid, and we don’t want security to be all over the place — they’re already really tight here. My point is this: We can show up exactly how we should be, right? So don’t be a dick… we’re not the soundtrack to you fighting, we’re the soundtrack to you fucking. If you don’t like that, get the fuck out.”
Featured image from Ben Stas’ gallery from QOTSA’s rocking-yet-peaceful show in Boston.