Behold the lastest addition to the ongoing catalog of concert etiquette, a working document that is continually being revised and updated. If you’re just joining us, a few weeks ago in our last chapter, we touched upon the notion of how it’s never a great idea to express your displeasure with a performer by hurling bakery goods at them while they’re on stage. Otherwise, you risk of incurring a barrage of invectives and threats of bodily harm.
Turns out, the threats are preferrable to what sort of grim fate awaits you should you decide to hurl yourself onstage while someone is performing. Not entirely sure what would prompt anyone to do such a thing at a Zac Brown Band show, but alas, someone has, and, man, did he ever paid the price.
Last night at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the excitable fan was pancaked by the monostrosity known as J.J. Watt, who happened to be hanging in the wings. Not only did he flatten the fan, but he then when on Twitter and shared a clip of the ordeal, making it clear that, “Nobody messes with @zacbrownband”.
Apparently, there’s a burgeoning bromance happening between the two. In the NFL Films clip above, Zac Brown and J.J. are seen holding court at a meeting of the mutual admiration society in a segment of the NFL Fan Pass series, with J.J. talking about how stoked he was to see the band at Summerfest last year. “We’re fans of yours, too,” Zac Brown responds. “You’ve been wrecking stuff. It’s the same thing for us; we get fired up.” And then another bandmember asks, “What’s it like to smash somebody?” Don’t know about all that, but apparently, messing with J.J. Watt is a terrible idea.
Semi-related post-script: Speaking of Zac Brown Band, if you dig “Dress Blues” from the outfit’s new album, “Jekyll + Hyde,” it’s highly recommended you seek out the original by Jason Isbell from his exceptional debut, “Sirens of the Ditch.”
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